Thursday, October 20, 2011
Patience Is A Virtue
I'm still working on my apple cores, and I'm about to finish row 20. That means I'm 2/3 done piecing them. It will be so nice to finish this, and move on to something a little faster.
I'm improving in my hand piecing. My stitches are a little smaller, and I learned a new finishing knot. My eyeing the 1/4 inch seams is getting better, and I'm faster at it. If you want to learn how to do something well you need to just jump into a project that might be a little challenging. You just improve with practice. I learned how to enjoy using a thimble when I English Paper Pieced my hexagon quilt. I think when you do something well you enjoy it more.
At first it was drudgery working on this, and now I'm starting to enjoy it a little more. I like the stitching; it's the constant pinning that's not so enjoyble because it's so slow. I will still be glad to do a machine stitched project because it will be faster. Finishes are fun. Maybe patience is something I'm needing here.