Sew Saturday ~ May Finish ~ Color Value Quilt

May was a packed month for our household, so I didn't have much time for sewing.  I did manage to finish my goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes though.  My goal was to finish my half square triangle color value quilt.  I think it needs a new name, don't you?

The reason I chose this lofty goal was I wanted this quilt to be done, (clicky to see my first post about it over a year ago) and I needed to practice FMQ on my new machine.  Can I tell you how much I love my new machine?  This was WAY easier to quilt than anything I tried on Brother PR420.  I still need to practice and hone my skills, but I can definitely tell the difference.  The right tools make all the difference.

Since I was playing with my new machine I decided to try out one of the embroidery stitches for my label.  It turned out larger than I expected, but I found a way to add it to the quilt instead of the binding.  The more I quilt, the more I find it is not about perfection as much as practice.  There are some things that will have to be learned through trial and error.  The more I practice, the more experience I gain, the more I use that experience, the better I become. 

Now if I could just find the TIME to put into my sewing and quilting, I would be golden.  :)   

A Lovely Year of Finishes
May Finish

Remember, tomorrow is the last to link up your finishes with Melissa and Shanna.  I'm celebrating your achievements with you!  


Marlene Bonetti said...

Oh Heather, your Quilt looks amazing! Wonderful colors and the back site looks great!
Have a nice sunday!

Heather North said...

Thank you, Marlene! You just made my day!!!