“Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.” – Oliver Goldsmith

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I am proud to announce my baby quilt is officially done!  I can’t tell you how grateful I learned on this quilt rather than on my gown.  I won’t be working on the gown tonight, instead, I revel!  But as a bit of housekeeping I attach a photo of the quilt and add a list of what I learned!


Things I learned from “Hoot’s Hollow”

  • You can cook the stabilizer
  • Work with the fabric, not against it
  • The importance of cleaning and oiling every bobbin change
  • Applique EATS thread, invest in buying bulk
  • I’d better start cultivating patience
  • Ironing makes or breaks the final project
  • Faster doesn’t mean better
  • Curves are hard
  • Cut your threads as you go
  • Don’t rush
  • Quilting is an exact science I’m not sure I have
  • Less is more
  • Imperfections are inevitable, I can’t be a machine
  • Meditate and find a Zen experience while doing applique
  • This is a personal marathon, not a race
  • This is going to be a LONG journey

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