January 21st, 2012
Oh. My. Gosh. I love the Modern Quilt Guild’s out of this world 100 Days of Modern Quilting epic event! I’ve never been so excited about a blog series as I have the 100DoMG. It’s so good I almost want to print out each day and make a little book out of it. My life has been full of life recently - but there’s been one constant… I check the MQG’s blog every day for the day’s posting of the 100DoMG.
And if that’s not enough - they asked ME if they could feature MY quilt on one of days during the 100 Days - Week of Blocks! ME… Featured Quilt 6! Did I mention ME?! Did I mention MY “Make Me Happy” Farmer’s Wife Quilt-a-long quilt?
I’m also thrilled the MQG asked me - because I chop-chopped and got off the pot and quilted my quilt. I still can’t get over that I’m machine quilting. Not the best quilting, and I never thought I’d be able to do machine quilting. Ever.
And not that I’ll give up hand quilting - but it sure is liberating to do it by machine, and to know I did it, and to have it done in only a few days. In a weird way, I’m kinda proud of my crappy quilting… it gives it that home made love look to me. I feel like when I was a kid, and I’d help my mom stir something on the stove and I got to say “I helped make…”. My machine quilting feels the same way, but now I actually get to say, “I made that!”. Of course if my quilting was like a meal… I’d be offering Tums and extra napkins to go with it.
Side note - my husband is always, always, always very supportive of my quilting, my friends time, blogging/tweeting/pinteresting, and he even stands in and plays quilt model for me. Though sometimes he just doesn’t get photographing quilts and my whole The Walking Quilted obsession and taking photos in places where photos SHOULD be taken. In this case, dear Hub’s was not thrilled about this farm shot. His words, “we can’t do that… it’s someone’s driveway!”. Poor guy, he’s learning.