Last week, I got out my camera and made a time-lapse video of me quilting a quilt. It’s not the best video ever made, but I had a blast making it!
Obviously, I sped it up a lot. Otherwise, you would be watching for a long while. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could quilt that fast??
Here is a picture of the finished quilt:
Made using Julie Herman’s pattern, Night Sky.
While the video pretty much shows the whole story, there are a few things that may be slightly misrepresented.
1. The quilting room is clean (My room is rarely so clean and organized, usually it’s a hot mess!)
2. I dressed up. (It may not look like it, but the truth is, I normally quilt in yoga pants and a ratty shirt.)
3. My kids weren’t in the picture. (In the interest of my sanity, I didn’t record while the kids were awake. Under normal circumstances, you would see my kids running in and out and all around)
4. I wasn’t grooving to the music. (Normally when quilting, I am shaking my groove thing to the music. But I couldn’t bear to embarrass myself that much on the video.)
But wait, there’s more!
I actually pulled double duty with the video camera while quilting this quilt. As I worked on it, I recorded a few of the designs that I used.
In one block I quilted the faux rope design in each of the sections of the block.
The Faux Rope design is in my first book, “Free-motion Quilting With Angela Walters”
I quilted another block by combining straight and curved lines.
I know it’s a quick video, but I have to keep them 15 secs or less for Instagram.
I’m curious….if you were to film yourself quilting in your studio, what would you change?