August 21, 2013
I've taken up quilting...rag quilting, specifically. Now, I've made what I would call a real quilt - one. It was the kind where the top was pieced together to make a design, then batting and a backing was sewn to the quilt top, then all of it was quilted together by hand. That only took me about 10 years from start to finish!!! Needless to say, I wasn't serious enough about it when I started and got sidetracked often and for long periods of time. But I can say that I've made one.
Rag quilting is much more my style. The preciseness and "eye" that I believe is required when making regular quilts isn't required when making rag quilts. In other words, rag quilting is very forgiving. If there ever was a person who needed forgiving hobbies, it would be me.
I've made a few for baby gifts and graduation gifts and I must say that I'm really enjoying it. They look like they require a lot of time, a lot of know how, and a lot of precision. But I'll just keep all of that as my little secret!