Hello Dear Reader,
I’ve measured (several times over!) and designed and have a semblance of a plan. I have a colour scheme. The main colour you can see, of blue and white, is from a donated quilt. The rest is made of home cut jelly rolls in varieties of red. Once I’ve got the main ‘blocks’ of my pattern; I’ll have some idea where I’m going with this. Lots of you have left the most encouraging comments, many of you saying that you wish you could use a sewing machine, or that you could make a quilt. I felt like that once, as I do about crochet and knitting from a pattern. One of my ambitions is to knit socks!
I’m not afraid of it going wrong, if I does, then I’ll unpick it and start again. I’m not afraid of it not being perfect, or the seams being a bit wonky. I’m loving making it. It consumes me for hours. Dearly Beloved has completely painted the dining room (any colour you like as long as it’s Magnolia) in the time I have sewn and cut squares. I love turning a sewn edge to the right side by ironing it open, sometimes, only to unpick it and sew it straighter next time.
I’m sticking to red, white and blue as it’s a Jubilee year and the year of the Olympics in London. I’ll be able to look back in years to come and see my red, white and blue quilt and think of 2012.
I was thinking of all the things I would like to make and learn to do, especially hand quilting. What would you like the challenge of making and how could it be done frugally?
Over to you………..