Sometimes projects go in and out of here that I often forget what’s out or where it is. That was the case of this quilt until someone told me it was hanging in American Patchwork and Quilting’s booth at the Houston Quilt Market.
First off…there is the magazine the quilt it in…December 2019 issue 161.
I had forgotten that it was in this issue until a blog reader contacted me and said, “Love your quilt in APQ magazine”. Hmm, I thought. Which one was that?
I went online and looked it up. Yep. Now I remembered.
Later I got a message from Carla the gal that does a lot of our longarming if the quilt is going in a magazine. She said..Did you quilt the quilt that’s in the December issue of APQ? I said yes…. She was surprised. Typically I don’t do costume quilting and I don’t do anything like this.
Then Carla asked, “Did you use rulers?” I said nope. She was surprised again.
What happened was I had this top here that I adored but hadn’t quilted it. I wanted some motivation so I snapped a couple pictures of it and sent it in to the magazine for consideration. They said yes…can you have it here ASAP? Oh great. I wasn’t looking for that much motivation. Although I know Carla would have dropped everything, I knew what I wanted on the quilt and thought I could pull it off and it would be “good enough”. So I tried.
I did it free hand. Look close. You can see it’s free hand….I’m okay with it. I can do something like this….it’s just point to point quilting.
I hate working with rulers so free hand was my option….and look. It was good enough for magazine publication…and that’s proof that it’s okay to not be perfect and to just DO IT!
Well from there I was tagged in a Facebook post from Chris Wells on Quilted Twins’ page. She said that she saw a picture of my quilt on Instagram from the Houston Quilt Market. Oh my. I didn’t even know it was going there. Hmmm. I’m flattered. I hunted and tried to find a picture on line but didn’t see one. Ahhh. I figured it was all a myth and went on with life.
Then last week APS contacted me about sending back my quilt. I asked if the quilt was at Quilt Market in Houston and asked if I could see a picture of it. They sent this…. Continue reading