Today I have a simple question for the Sunday Sewcial:
What is your favorite part of the entire process of making a quilt?
Do you like the designing of it? Picking out fabrics? Prewashing? (Does anybody really like that part?) How do you feel about pressing your fabric? Is cutting your favorite part? Do you prefer piecing? (And do you prefer hand- or machine-piecing?) How about applique? Of all the different possibilities, what is your favorite?
Do you like quilting the quilt? By hand or by machine? How about binding? Is putting the sleeve on the best? How about a label?
For me, the best parts are designing, piecing (I LOVE to piece, preferably by machine), and binding. Yes, I like binding and almost always do it by hand. I admit, though, that getting myself to actually do this part is really hard. Don’t ask me why, I have no idea!
So, out of all those questions, I would love to know what your favorite part of the quiktmaking process is.
Oh, and one more question: Why is that part your favorite? (You thought I was going to let you off easy, didn’t you?) What do you enjoy about it?
To be fair, I won’t ask the question without answering it myself. I love designing because it’s an opportunity to play with the potential of color and shape. I could piece all day long because I like the idea that I am creating my vision. And lastly, I like binding because it is the last chance to leave my imprint on a quilt. That last bit of handstitching allows me to say, “I made this.”
So, come on, fess up. What do you love most about making quilts? I can’t wait to read all the answers, so do a gal a favor and leave a comment!
(By the way, that quilt in the photo is mine. It was found in Kentucky, and is circa 1900. Cool, huh?)