When the internet tells fibs

Posted by kidneurotic on December 27th, 2009 — Posted in quilting

Sometimes the internet and I are great friends - it shows me beautiful inspiring things that people do and make and wonderful things that happen.

Sometimes, the internet shows me horrific things, and sometimes the internet tells me fibs.

One fib is the fib about ‘you too can make a beautiful unlumpy, unbumpy, straight seamed quilt with nice even quilting and without miles of mysteriously unused wadding sticking out from the side.’ There are so many inspirational quilt makers out there who just make lovely quilts and don’t make it seem like a tortured process.

Rita goes from showing off stash to perfect quilts in mere keystrokes it seems. Amanda Jean doesn’t even appear to have to go through the process of any sewing - it is like there must be some kind of piecing and free motion vortex that lands perfectly perfect quilts at her house of a morning. People make quilts with parallel lines that are parallel and not wonkily whimsically straight.

Quilts are made without the discovery of several feet of selvedge in the middle …

Quilts are made without parallel lines diverging …

Quilts are made with a straightforward quilting process - not urban animal wrangling and trying to fit 10 feet of wadding and fabric through a hole smaller than my letterbox.

So perhaps I am alone in this situation, but if nothing else, my first real quilt [given incomplete to my mother for Christmas] will soon be finished.

Just the binding to go!

The Mother of Necessity?

Posted by kidneurotic on December 1st, 2009 — Posted in sewing, fabric, quilting