Hobbies Up To Here Episode #48

Soooooo…..this post is a little bit late. I mean, not really because we tend to post on Fridays. BUT….this was recorded Monday and somehow I was technically challenged all week.

Any who… Time for the show!

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Dori finished her Twisted Pinwheel quilt! It came out beautifully!

Check out her full blog post here!

Her finished quilt brought us our topic this week: to finish or not to finish, and how? Some of us are really great at starting something and working on it all the way till the final touch is added.

Others, like me, struggle to finish up most of the projects laying around listlessly in our craft rooms. In this episode, we talk about finishing a quilt and the ups and downs along the way!

This week we give a shout out to Leah for her great email and support. She had LOTS to share about local groups and guilds that we could join. You can check out her crafty and creative Instagram here.

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3 thoughts on “Hobbies Up To Here Episode #48

  1. Thanks for the lovely shoutout! Btw, I pronounce my name Leah, like the Princess… Yay Star wars reference. What a nice call out, we really need to meet IRL, maybe there will be a crafty event somewhere nearby. That would be so much fun. Also thanks for sending people to my Instagram, I love sharing my makes.

  2. Thanks for another fun episode!
    My two cents about “imperfections” or “mistakes” that happen when we finish our quilts. why do we call them mistakes? Do they make the quilt any less functional? well, if you have a pucker where a cat can hide, maybe 🙂 or a quilting stitch so big that a finger can get through and pull the entire quilting design maybe… but if it’s a quilt that is going to be used, washed, dragged, enjoyed, washed, and washed again, those small puckers will be impossible to see!! If it is a wall quilt, the wall is the only one that will have to look at those puckers 🙂 If the quilt is for a show, maybe I would pick the stitches out… otherwise I always leave all the things that people call “mistakes”, and not because they add character: I leave them there because they happened, they are not compromising the function of the quilt, I learned a lesson, let’s move on people! 🙂 My first quilt is made with cheap fabric, the quilting is very sparse and the binding finishes at 1 inch wide (I thought I wanted a wider binding and I went for it… I learned that “traditional people” know better in this case 😉 ). Despite all that, I have been sleeping under it for 3 years, used, washed, enjoyed, my cat enjoys it, it’s still holding up great and it brings me joy everyday. Maybe in 10 years it will completely fall apart, but still I would have enjoyed it, instead of picking/unpicking until it was “perfect”. I don’t know, that’s my approach to quilting (and life)… more relaxing and fun 🙂
    Congratulations on your beautiful finished quilt Dori!!
    Katie, I think that a lot of people struggle finishing projects, just check all the “UFO support groups” that are out there! There are people that finish things quickly, but I think that the vast majority share they finished things online and hide the unfinished ones in closets 🙂
    Looking forward to listen to your next episode!!!

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