As a relatively new quilter, I am still learning big lessons with each and every project that I make. Some lessons deal with the mechanics of quilting, like fabric, thread types, and fun tools of the trade. Other, sometimes bigger lessons, are about me as a quilter and what I like and dislike, what works for me and what doesn't. As I noted earlier, making scrappy log cabins didn't sit well with me so I remade them.
I finished my Accuracy Quilt back in October but I still didn't have a backing for it and it's almost February. Until now. I finally finished piecing it yesterday and I can't begin to tell you how painful it was for me. When making the quilt top the biggest thing I learned on that project is that I'm more accurate when I press my seams open. The biggest thing I learned with the back - I HATE improv piecing. Okay, hate is a strong word - let's just say that I'm not very good at it and it caused me way more stress than it probably should have. In my everyday life, I like order. I guess it makes sense that I like order in my quilts. Lesson learned!