Let me tell you, I am notorious for bad sewing. I made a pillow for our county fair once and my grandma, very lovingly, told me I should probably keep it at home. So why would I embark on this adventure?
Mainly, because I need a winter project while it’s so dark and cold outside. But a couple of people have told me I couldn’t do it, so, of course, I bought the fabric for it as soon as I could.
This has been in the works for awhile because it takes a TON of math to just figure out how much fabric you need. And you have to decide on what patterns. Then you have to have sewing machine, and a bunch of other fancy things that make your quilting hobby a whole lot easier. (I borrowed all my tools from Bethany. She’s one of my skeptics, so making it with her tools is a sweet victory!)
Here is my pattern. Yes, I this is just a screen shot of Pinterest. Yes, these are the only instructions I have. I like to live life on the edge!
Last night, I finally got started. When we were younger, Bethany and I used to go to our Grandma’s to ‘sew’. Meaning I ate snacks and ironed the fabric while Bethany and grandma made beautiful things. But after all those times, I did pick up a few pointers.
I had to even up the edges before doing anything drastic.
Forty minutes later, I had three squares and felt like I could accomplish the world! Kudos to you mighty lifelong quilters out there, (yes I’m talking to you Grandma!) because you all are mathematically and creatively genius!
And to the quilters like me, we’ve got this! Grab your fabric and go! (But maybe plan at least a little)
Tips? Tricks? Hilarious quilting stories? I would love to hear them!