It’s a Parade of quilts. Camille at Simplify and Carrie at La Vie en Rosie are hosting a challenge and posting photos of their first quilt and their most recent quilt or other project. And of course, I’m up to the challenge. Anything in the name of a hobby.
I have only been quilting two years. It is something I fought tooth and nail about getting into as a hobby. Why would anyone in their right mind buy fabric, cut it up, and sew it all back together? Such time. Such little pieces. Such craziness!
Wedding planning was over and I was just about ready to graduate college, (Finally! But that will be for another post.) and I was bit by the bug. The quilting bug. My poor husband. He didn’t even know what was coming.
When I expressed interest to my avid quilting mother, she couldn’t contain herself. She stopped everything. She quickly handed over a sewing machine, fabric (that we had picked out years before), a rotary cutter, mat and any other supplies I might need. She didn’t want me to lose interest before I had been completely sucked in. She too is a
Here is my first quilt.
I was lucky enough to have many seasoned quilters by my side for this quilt. If I hadn’t, I may not be a quilter today. It was a challenge to say the least.
And here is the most recently completed quilt.
This quilt was fun to make and went together easily. Pattern is Second Hand Clothes by Paula Barnes.
Things I have learned from the first quilt to this one…
- If it doesn’t bother you, don’t feel the need to do it again.
- All points and seams don’t have to match perfectly. Majority of people looking at it won’t know the difference.
- The more exact your cutting is in the beginning, the easier the pieces come together at the end.
- Not all people can fully appreciate what goes into making a quilt from start to finish.
- When you gift a quilt, you have to let go.
- If you start to despise your current project, set it aside and come back to it later.
- Being the youngest in a quilting group is okay, they seem to like youth.
- Be open to new ideas.
- Never say never.