Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A whole new world....

What have I done? My palms have been sweaty, heaving breathing, thoughts of panic and worry.....and I'm so excited about it!! As mentioned in a previous post I am embarking on a new challenge as of Saturday. For quite a while (like several years) I have talked about learning how to quilt/sew and that's what it has been....talk....until Saturday, when I bought FABRIC! Again, what have I done!?!?

The previously mentioned Kylie (a veteran quiter compared to me) and I went to "The Button Hole" in McPherson and were greeted with TONS of beautiful fabric and so many patterns (which I now kind of know how to use). I had a lot of fun looking at all the different options and talking with the women at the store who kindly explained to me more about quilting/fabric than I ever thought I would know....still, so much to learn!
I took my grandma's sewing machine from my parents' house last time I was home (my mom doesn't exactly use it daily) and it now proudly sits in the corner of my apartment....just waiting to be used to make this beautiful quilt. Now, if I can just figure out how to use it....I will keep everyone posted. With the help of a rotary cutter, straightedge ruler and cutter mat I have cut all of my "Fat Quarters" into the assigned measurements. Here are some pics of what I have done so far....now for the hard part of putting it together!!

The beginning...

So pretty...

All cut up!

My 5" squares...yea!!

How some of the squares will be sewn together...

4 comments:

Kylie said...

Looking good, Shell...you've come so far!

CC said...

so cool. i wish i had some of your craftiness! i love the fabric you chose!

Liz said...

Oooh! So proud of you. Good luck and keep us posted!

Em said...

Really beautiful color scheme. I love the fabrics you chose! My mom is a quilter--she'd be so proud!