On the Blog circuit there has been talk of Quilty Bucket Lists. I haven't been exactly following the hop, organized by The Tilted Quilt, but it got me thinking. What have I been wanting to make? That one thing I always think about, but never quite get to. So I pulled a few fabrics and finally made something Union Jack.
I am sure I am late to this party, but I have to tell you that I have loved this "flag" since being a kid. I think it was always the bold colors, straight lines, graphic goodness that had me smitten.
I needed a pick me up. A pick me up in the quilting area. I am struggling so much with quilting actual quilts. Puckers, tension, general madness, I have been unhappy. You put so much time and love into piecing a top, that when the quilting does not work right it makes the whole project suck. So I needed a boost of quilty confidence. This pillow did the trick.
Simple straight lines, some echoing, and not a pucker in the bunch! I think small projects is where it is at when it comes to quilting on my machine. Definitely need to plan for QAYG with the next quilt. Far less stress.