I'm especially enjoying looking back at special quilting items that were started and never finished...until now! What fun!
As I think about hurrying, I'm glad that I was never in too much of a hurry to skip the important step of preparing my fabrics for making quilts. Most of you have heard me say it before -- and it's worth saying it again -- there is no comparison between working with unwashed and prewashed fabrics. Get the chemicals out of those new cuts of fabric! Let the cotton and/or wool fibers relax and "become themselves" again. When we think about the hours and hours of time that go into a quilt or other item, we need to remember that it's important to take just an extra hour or two to prepare our fabrics. If you're like me, you'll never be sorry to have spent the time to begin this way.
By the way, I'm loving the handwork in the items I've been working on, and I'm especially excited to be doing some Norwegian Hardanger again.