Saturday, January 31, 2015

Finished Quilt and Many More Projects...

I bought a pattern for this quilt, but I cannot find it anywhere in my house and I don't remember the name of the pattern either. I just wanted to make sure that you know this is not my design. When I saw the sample quilt on the wall I fell in love with it and really wanted to make one. It is rare for me to buy a pattern for a quilt, but this one I had to! I pieced this quilt right away which was years ago but I didn't know what I wanted to do with it after words. It was just sitting in my sewing room. I hand quilted for years and years but there are so many quilts I want to make and there are not enough time to do hand quilting for all the quilts I make. Also, I was too afraid to do machine quilting. I felt like I spent all that time invested in piecing the quilt top, and that I would ruin it by machine quilting it myself.

But... one day I just did it. I thought to myself, "you gotta start somewhere!" It was not the prettiest quilting; there were uneven and skipped stitches all over, but I did it! I am learning and because I don't do it that often my progress is slow, but it is getting better.

I have a few more quilt tops that need to be quilted in my closet that I pieced years ago, and I want to complete them this year! I am trying to clear out my sewing room and finish the projects that I have started. It feels good to complete them and move on.

Because I am a girl with (too) many interests, I have refashioning, jewelry making, painting and sewing projects in progress all the time. It is almost scary to think about how many projects I should be working to finish. How many projects are you working on? Have you finished something lately that you are excited about?


  1. This is really lovely Sachiko! I've been following you this past year and enjoy, admire your skills and ambition! My daughter's name is Sachiko as well and it's one of the reasons I stared following you. Will you post more of your techniques on quilting? I'm a knitter and sometime sewer myself but would like ro make at least one quilt in my lifetime! do moo arigatoo

  2. So proud of you! You did it! And finishing a lovely project is soul satisfying. Bravo!
    I am happy to say I have finished 2 quilts that have been languishing in a stack for too long. Now their quilt life is fulfilled.

  3. omg you make the loveliest quilts! that is so beautiful!
    thanx for sharing!
    have a great day!

  4. I love the look of this one. I finished my first quilt in December for my granddaughters. I am so proud of that accomplishment!


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