National Quilt Month Runway


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Meet Michelle
Instagram: thatblackchic

What is your overall opinion of this month’s challenge?
NATIONAL QUILTING MONTH Challenge: I was more than happy to participate in this challenge because I have been wanting to quilt FO-EVA! I just never got around to it. I didn’t think I as going to get to it this time with the sewing competition and my blog all happening at the same time but I did it. I enjoyed creating, laughing at my mistakes and looking at all the Youtube videos as I created my masterpiece. I had fun!

What did you enjoy most?
I liked the fact that I was able to create a quilt that was meaningful to me. I loved creating my own block that represents my heritage in a very artful way. I love the fact that there is usually a story behind a quilt and I am in awe of what you can do with quilting.

What did you like least?
You have to be 100% on point with your measurements and your stitching or it’s just not gonna workout for you. This is where I finally got to use my new seam ripper and we are now besties!

Would you sew it again?
Yep! I definitely plan on embarking on another quilt. I even went out and bought some new tools to get the job done.

Learn anything new? Any advice for others working on this project?
I learned so many new techniques because of this adventure. I laughed so much at my process, I know that the steps that I took would make a professional quilter cringe, maybe even cry, if they knew the things that I did to get through this quilt! Some of it wasn’t pretty, not pretty at all I tell ya. I wish I had did a little more research before I actually started my quilt. I took shortcuts that I would not take in my next quilt. (Don’t get it twisted my quilt turned out to be an awesome piece of work, I’m just sayin’ I would do some things differently.) I suggest you get yourself a nice cold beverage of your choice kick back on a comfy chair and log onto Youtube and watch some videos, starting with beginners and then check out the masters because the tips are going to make your quilting much more easier than winging it!

  • Eryn Shields
    Posted at 10:18h, 01 May Reply

    Those quilts are beautiful! I love that @thatblackchic enjoyed the process, that’s what it’s all about!

  • Victoria Kageni
    Posted at 11:01h, 01 May Reply

    YASS ! Saw that print and KNEW it had to be Michelle. GAWJUS is the outcome ,as you are my dear ,as you are 🙂
    BEAUTIFUL work as Always ! 🙂

    • Michelle
      Posted at 14:27h, 02 May Reply

      Why thank you Mrs Victoria, I appreciate your kind words!!

  • Ayana Glaze
    Posted at 13:49h, 01 May Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous quilt! Michelle definitely has a unique style.

  • Faye Lewis
    Posted at 17:45h, 01 May Reply

    What can’t Michelle do??? She truly is an inspiration to me!

    • Michelle
      Posted at 14:28h, 02 May Reply

      I am so glad that I am inspiring you Faye, that;s what I had hoped to do with this Blog thang!

  • michelina
    Posted at 20:32h, 02 May Reply

    This is truly beautiful, you did a great job.

  • Cleo Murphy
    Posted at 22:30h, 04 May Reply

    Those are simply beautiful!! I would love to do quilting, it’s that exact measurement that will deter me. Great inspiration!

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