I'm Lucy and I blog at Charm About You, mostly about quilting and the odd crafty thing I make in between quilts.
Although I don't like to admit it, I'm lazy - generally not in a slobby way (although I've been known to have those days) but I like shortcuts and quick results when I can get them. Quilting is teaching me patience and I started off well...
I did a quilt-a-long sampler quilt, took my time, and cut all those little squares for the borders (no chain piecing!!):
I like following instructions, patterns, advice! I like structure and rules. I am organised and can be extremely motivated but I am also a great procrastinator and I really
Recently there's been a bit of a shift, I've started expanding and trying new things. I'm exploring my skills because of all the wonderful inspiration and encouragement out there in blogland.
When I see all the amazing projects people are making I always want to try it myself!
There's a 'secret quilt' I'm working on and I've been using improv piecing techniques to make letters. So far it's going ok but I think I totally jumped ahead of myself and thought because I could sew a 'Y', I would be able to sew anything.
Water lilies are so beautiful, I have a tattoo of some, why not sew one? Why not improv piece one?
Well, this is why:
It is a hideous mess of yuck. A blob of material in odd shapes. No really. Don't even try and say anything nice about it at all. It's all wrinkly because of the amount of times I scrunched it up and swore at it (that didn't make it wrinkly, it just made me feel slightly better)!
So I admit defeat, I admit there aren't that many shortcuts, I know I need to take the time to learn properly and be patient, I need to learn how to paper piece!
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