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first quilt completed

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Remember that quilt top I posted a few days back. Well, it’s finished. Yup, you read that right – its done. I, Sevi, finished my first quilt.

It was complete trial and error, which for sewing seems to be a trend. I went back over and looked at my work to make notes of what I could do better. That’s the meticulous and anal perfectionist in me. With an incessant need to know what will make my craft better.

What I learned from this project is that I do not need to fear the quilt. Oh yes, I FEARED the quilt in so many ways. To name a few – too time consuming (as Sweet Brown would say “ain’t nobody got time for that”), all of the fabric cutting (ugh, what I would give to magically look at fabric and tell it to cut itself), all of the numbers to take into consideration (math was never my strong suit), and the biggest fear was putting it all back together (why cut it up in the first place?!?!).

After tackling this mini quilt, I can honestly say that I have overcome most of those fears (expect the fabric cutting – please give me the magical power to will fabric to cut itself). Another plus to finishing this quilt, is that I have a boy version in the works right now. In the world of quilting, there is no meaningless project. These are for my youngest niece and nephew. One of my goals for 2013 is to spend time making a quilt for each of my nieces and nephews (and possibly move on to my other family members…we’ll see). All I need to do is start figuring out how I’m going to accomplish that.

In the mean time, I have working hard on my New Year’s Resolutions or Goals – they should be coming up soon and I have very excited

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to share. I get so excited about setting resolutions and goals for the upcoming year and hearing others. Let’s hope everyone can be as motivated as they are with their goals.

Stay tuned, because this could get a little out of hand.

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