Friday, May 10, 2013
Quick & Easy... ya, right!
The initial intention on this project was to do something quick and easy to cover the couch for the dogs. We had a crochet afghan on if for many years (ya, that's a very young Jake in the photo), but Gena kept catching her toes in the holes.
Solution? Let's throw together a quick scrappy quilt! From stash! No problem!
Let's just say that this project wasn't quite quick or easy. First, I had to order more fabric (there goes the "use stash"). I also have never done free motion quilting before (and very little quilting in general) and it was hard. Not just in technique, but in physical requirements.
Of course I could've just popped out to the store and bought a cheap washable cover. Ya, that's not how we roll in this house (why buy a cheap sweater when you can spend lots o' money on yarn then spend weeks knitting it? Looks like couch covers fall into the same category!)
There are a lot of things about quilting that I enjoy (mainly: fabric), but I am never going to be a super quality quilter. I don't have the patience for the precision, but isn't going to prevent me from doing more.
If you can't learn to do something well, learn to enjoy doing it badly. ― Bill James