I love to piece. I love to make blocks. I love to applique. But when it’s time to sew everything together, I am not a happy quilter. I dread sewing blocks into rows and then sewing all the rows together. It’s boring, but—
It’s called Merry-Go-Round; it was designed by Sandy Klop. You may know her as American Jane. I had so much fun piecing it—I got kind of carried away. It’s larger than I realized, so when it went onto the design wall I knew right away that sewing it all together would bore me to tears. So, my plan is to sew together one row each evening. I’ll be done in less than two weeks, and the pain/boredom won’t kill me!
Do you have a strategy you apply to quilting? We’d love to hear about it in the comments! Stay tuned for more strategies from Quiltmaker in the posts to come.