Despite the horrors of part-time grad school plus full-time work, I managed to get some sewing done.

This is a free pattern from Hunter’s Design Studio. It is super awesome! And¬†fairly easy. I embraced the “perfect is the enemy of good” style of project making, and let some of my corners be not matched up perfectly, and this is a decision I have decided that I can live with. The only way to get better is to practice. Or, as my old rugby coach used to say in his outgoing voicemail message “If you want to be good at something, you have to be bad at it first.”

 

Relevant notes:

1.I bought a pair of machingers gloves about a third of the way through the free-motion quilting process, and IT CHANGED THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE. I don’t know why I didn’t know about these before, but they are totally worth the $8.

2. The lettering on the back was to practice the technique from Gwen Marston’s book¬†Wordplay Quilts for my longterm dream of someday making a flying geese quilt with the Mary Oliver poem Wild Geese patchworked on the back. Obviously my kerning needs work.

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