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Sunday, April 11, 2010

I Should be Ashamed

I should be ashamed to show you this, and I probably would if I hadn't improved . . . a lot.

This is a potholder I made a few years ago when I was trying to learn how to quilt with a meandering/stipple stitch.

Oh. My. Gosh. Have you ever seen a sorrier result, even as a first attempt?

And, of course, the flip side isn't any better!

The big question is: Why haven't I destroyed this? Burned it. Buried it in the garden. Let the dog tear it to pieces.

Well, I guess it is an excellent example of a bad job. :o)


Crafty Chookie said...

I was going through some quilters blogs and came across your's..I had a little giggle to myself when I read your post...It reminded me of ME!...I just went through a fase making kitchen goodies..I also keep my practice pieces as examples..You never know...
Chers :-) Michelle

Erin said...

Well I think it looks great! (That coming from someone with NO CLUE on how to quilt), LOL! I already laugh when I look at my first attempt at knitting, and that was only 3 months ago :)

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Hi, Crafty Chookie - Welcome and thanks for commenting. Yes, I guess when we do keep our first attempts at doing something new, we can look back on them and realize how far we've come!

Oh, Erin, m'dear, you just have no idea how BAD it is!! But thanks for being sweet in your comment!

Katidids said...

We all have to start somewhere right? It's been so long for me to qiult I think thats much nicer then what mine would look like. At least it s useable right?

Jenyfer Matthews said...

It's funny, because I am no expert at machine quilting, but I did some a nice spiral pattern last year, just doodling, but still can't make stippling look right!

As for this piece, at least it is useful and you won't worry about spilling / scorching it when you use it :)

beth said...

I have samples of my beginning stitches on the kids beds so I run across the memories daily!! It is fun to see progress though..right?

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Hi, Katie - Yep, it's usable . . . and who ever really looks at a potholder anyway?? :o)

Hey, Jen - And I have trouble with spirals! My loops always come out way to small and squished!

I kinda wish I would burn a good sized hole in it . . . then I could give it a decent burial and be rid of it!

Hi, Beth - Fun to see the progress? That's assuming we are making progress! I swear my hand quilting stitches were better when I very first started quilting than they are now!