Wednesday, April 28, 2010

First Quilt

My friend Tracey has been quilting like crazy. And she makes some amazing quilts. So I thought maybe quilting wasn't so old-fashioned and that I might give it a try. I enjoy lots of other artsy things, why not one more? I found a simple pattern, then bought a sewing machine and some fabric. I hadn't sewn in years and so wanted to try something easy; I made placemats.

I really like how they turned out and I had them done in a day. So on to quilting. I have so many other things I need to be getting done, so I disciplined myself to only do so much at a time.
Day 1: sort and catalog fabric by color & draw out pattern
Day 2: Pattern out whole blocks and mark cut lines on rest
Day 3: Cut and piece blocks; pattern out quilt.

I'm not sure what I think at this time- that is I don't think it's as cute as I originally thought. I might change my mind when I finish and have a sense of accomplishment. Maybe someone will like it if I still don't.