Wednesday, January 11, 2012

And so it begins.....

My mother got me a sewing machine about 4 years ago for Christmas. Since then I have been saying I would make her a patchwork quilt. I had lots of other ideas for presents too, such as hand warmers, aprons, cushions etc. So what have I done with it so far? I've used it on cards and scrapbook pages. Lame, I know.
I have been pinning lots of sewing projects on Pinterest to inspire me. So far, up until this morning I hadn't anything to show for all my ideas. Yesterday I bought the first issue of that new quilting magazine ("the art of quilting" I think). There's a few pieces of material free with it to get you started and some needles and thread. The first issue was nice and cheap but the price jumps up from the next issue so I doubt I'll buy it any more, but I am going to look for material on-line instead to keep me going.
Anyway this morning I got stook in to my quilt and got the first square completed! It's far from being perfect but I'm happy with it. After all these years I finally have something to show! I think it has actually given me the confidence to do more, because I was so afraid it would be a disaster and totally put me off! Here's what I've got so far....








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3 comments:

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is awesome... can't wait to see the whole quilt done!

Lea said...

Beauitiful!!! I'm looking forward to see how this progresses!

Alicia said...

Wow!! Congratulations on making a start! It looks beautiful so far. I cant wait to see more!
Alicia xx