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Thank you

First of all I want to thank you all for your kind words and encouragement on my Which Way? quilt. It was interesting to read the different opinions both in the comments section and on the email lists. Jodie called my quilting stitches Sashiko for instance. I hadn’t intended them as such and was interested that they should be categorised that way. Is Sashiko the Japanese name for large stitches or is there more to it than this?

Many people told me that large stitches mean you have to be more careful of getting them even. And someone on an email list congratulated me on the fact that they were all even. I don’t think they are and I’m not worried. I have a “thing” about even-ness and perfection. I’m quite prepared to admit that this is possibly because I’m incapable of making even stitches even when I try. To my eye even-ness reminds me of machine made. I don’t want that for my hand quilts. I want them to look human made and therefore, of necessity not perfect. This doesn’t mean I want them to be messy and slapdash though. Am I making sense or just rambling? lol

Anyway I just wanted to say “thank you”. Please continue to comment. I love to read what you have to say and I’m always open to feedback and constructive criticism.

A lovely surprise

I have a PO Box which I hardly ever use. The other day I decided to check it “just in case” only to find I had been RAQed (Random Act of Quiltiness)! I belong to a lovely email list called Quilt ‘n’ Friends and Mary, one of the list members from Canada had sent me this charm pack of Kona warms. It was such a lovely surprise. Thank you Mary!

Free motion quilting

As you know I had been hoping to practice my free motion quilting yesterday but I just got so engrossed in the Which Way? quilt that I didn’t want to stop till I had it finished. (Just a little still left to do). In preparation for the practice I bought a Supreme Slider and some Teflon bobbin washers. Have any of you used these and if so, did you find them helpful?

Stay tuned for the Sew Mama Sew give-away day

Mark your calendar for Monday, December 13th! It’s give-away day. I’m again taking part in the Sew Mama Sew give-away day. If you visit this blog tomorrow there will be a give away and if you visit the Sew Mama Sew blog tomorrow (Monday US time) you’ll find lists of every blog taking part. Have fun!