Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tackling scary sewing projects

In my quest to be a better quilter, I started the Single Girl quilt last spring.  There were a bunch of people doing a sew along, and I figured I'd jump in because I loved the pattern, and I'd have lots of help and ideas with curved seams.
I started off full steam ahead, got lots of piecing done, and then slammed into a wall when it came time to actually sew the curved pieces together.  I didn't like all of the pinning, holy cow!  I got poked like crazy... and I didn't like how it would never lay flat for me.

I put the project away, and pulled out a whole lot of other ones to distract me from the scary curved seams.  A few months went by and I attended a Portland Modern Quilt Guild meeting where one of the 10 minute tutorials was about glue basting a curved seam, so that way you don't have to use pins.  I left the meeting excited about the idea, and bought the glue... and still the project sat.
Finally 2012 rolls around, I am bound and determined to finish my pile of WIP quilts, and come across the Single Girl quilt.  I pick up where I left off, curved seams.  I start using the glue, just like I was taught, and guess what... it worked.  Like, it worked so well, I made a whole bunch of them!!
And so, I will continue the Single Girl quilt because I busted down that wall!  Woohoo!!  Let's keep up the motivation shall we?? Please??? :)  What quilting projects have you stalled out on, and what did you do to leap over the hurdle and continue on?

7 comments:

Heather said...

i remember that!! i can't believe it really works... i wanna see THAT in action! :)

x, H

charlotte said...
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charlotte said...

Heather, what is the name of that glue? I'd love to try it.

Suburban Stitcher said...

you can do it! love the colors that you chose...it will be gorgeous when it's finished

Denise in PA said...

So glad you got over the hump! I'm still stuck with a quilt that has a vine that winds all around the border. I just can't seem to get it right, so I avoid it! That quilt's been waiting for its vine for quite a few years now. I attempted it once and didn't get very far and put it back on the shelf. Sigh...

CJ said...

So please share what you learned about the glue on the curves!

TaraB said...

I would love a tutorial on the glue!!! I also am working on the Single Girl Quilt and any little help would be GREAT!