Monday, August 18, 2014
Last Thursday, before my second embroidery class, I managed to get the three layers of the quilt together, and I pin-marked the measurements where the tacking would go. I still had a little time left before I had to leave, so I got out the big needle and the yarn and started in.
I've never been a fan of tied quilts -- to me, quilts are quilted. Or so I thought. Having done a tied one now and gotten it done in about 20 minutes (okay, it's only 30" x 30", but still), I think I'm a convert.
If you're a quilter, I can still see the point of quilting. But if what you're doing is really about the piecing, or the fabric art you've created, and you don't want to quilt, then I say grab some yarn and have at it.
Especially for a baby, or for the display piece that I kind of assume this is going to be, I think tying a quilt is just dandy.
And as an aside, the yarn I used was off-white because I couldn't find a purple, lavender or pale gray that matched. It's not that bright from the front in real life; the camera always brings out the one thing you'd like to conceal.