Something New

It seems that each Wednesday, when I look at my WIP, I have less and less to show for a week’s sewing!


Here’s my WIP report for this week:

No progress:
Unicorn Stars Quilt
Flora Quilt



This week’s stats:
Completed projects – 1
New projects – 1
Currently in progress – 2


This Drunkard’s Path mini is all I have to show for this week.

I decided to make it because I came across TNT Thursday recently and I thought (this is TTT as well!) it was a great idea. I usually aim to try something new each time I quilt, which hasn’t been too hard for me so far because I’m quite a newbie at quilting and not particularly prolific. I like to work like like this because it’s a good learning curve and gives me an excuse for not being perfect – who expects to make something perfect on their first attempt! Perhaps the longer I go on the harder it will be to find new things. Or perhaps, if I go on forever there will be always more to learn – I hope so. The drunkards path mini was my first attempt at drunkard’s path blocks (and first curves except my Christmas table runner swap). It was also the first time I tried hand quilting solely for texture, rather than a sort of embroidery. I used a fairly random all-over running stitch and I found the coloured segments ended up a bit bulgy although they had started flat before the quilting…I still have a lot to discover before I can quilt with intent, rather than just stitching and seeing what happens.

(detail – added in response to Benta’s comment)

What have you been thinking about this week? Have you tried something new?



29 thoughts on “Something New

  1. Patti

    Your mini is fantastic, Janine. I didn't even realize it was a DP until you said! Your colours are always so bright, cheerful and eye-catching. I couldn't see the hand quilting very well, but it looks great.


  2. Fiona @findingfifth

    Well done on an eye-catching mini quilt. I have not done curves yet…but for something new and different I learned to sew a zip for the first time this weekend. Thanks for posting at TGIFF…nice to link up with you.


  3. Katie

    I love this, Janine! Great hand quilting and use of colors. I also try to learn something new with each project, though I don't think I always succeed at that.


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