With 139 crochet flowers finished (but not yet joined - but that's another story), my hands have been itching for another just-for-me project. Something without a deadline, something that I can easily pick up for a few minutes and come back to when I'm ready...
So I think I'm going to.... wait for it mum.... attempt my first quilt.
Now, I have to be honest with you. The thought of cutting out all those pieces to an exact size makes me break out in a sweat. The idea of all that sewing in a straight line shortens my breath, and my biggest fear of all, is combining colours and patterns. That notion just about brings on a panic attack. And we won't even discuss the actual quilting involved after the quilt top is done.
So instead, this is my inspiration, I want to make a yoyo quilt. I love to make yoyos, and I can get the benefit of texture without actual quilting. I have a bolt of a gorgeous aqua fabric that I bought with another idea in mind that has since been cast aside. So I'm thinking of working in a simple palette of aqua and red.
1. Dr. Suess Quilt, 2. DQS11 Extra..., 3. yoyo's, 4. still working..., 5. red + aqua, 6. finished project 1!, 7. Doll quilt, 8. a sprouting gnomie, 9. aqua red babyquilt
My mum's a quilter, so I think it was inevitable that I started quilting eventually. I remember making patchwork hexagons with her at a young age. This is the quilt she made for my little one (yes, I chose the colours) and one she made for the Leukaemia Foundation.
So how about you? Do you quilt? Any advice for a novice?