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The Quilting Journey

Heather BouwhuizenComment

Ever look back at those first quilts and think...ugh, that wasn't so good?!   

I love those first quilts though.  They represent the very beginning of something that has become my passion.  Who knew the early fabric cutting mishaps would turn me into the fabric cutting guru I am now? The early, slightly crooked quilts would turn me into the quilting perfectionist I am now?  That the times that I REFUSED to use my iron, who help me understand the quilting and ironing go hand in hand. 

This was one of my first rag quilts ever.  It was cute, but I've learned a lot since this one.

This was one of my first rag quilts ever.  It was cute, but I've learned a lot since this one.

And the first days, where I poo pooed the 1/4 inch seam-- 1/4 ish, is ok, right?!   

Now, I always nail the 1/4 inch seam, or me and the dreaded seam ripper have to spend quality time together (I have a quilt on my board now waiting for time with the seam ripper!)  

This quilt was just finished recently!

This quilt was just finished recently!

Quilting has been such a journey.   One of fun, frustration and learning.  I love the challenges I have overcome, and the challenges yet to be. 

My advice to the new quilter: hang in there.  It does get easier!  And it is so.much.fun.   Just remember---a 1/4" seam is a must, and your seam ripper is just part of the "creative" process.