Thursday, November 15, 2007

Anticipation...


That is a picture of me starting, hesitating really, on my very first quilt block. I am sure that for those of you that know me, you'll be surprised to learn that I have never done this before, especially if you've seen all of the wacky handbags that I've sewn in the past. Quilting has always intimidated me because I never could seem to get the blocks to line up or to get the stitches straight. Is it right? Is it not? Is it right? I think it's right. Maybe I measured wrong. Hold on ...

I decided to participate in the Quilt-A-Long that Amandajean is hosting on her blog. It looks like a lot of people have signed up to do the quilt-a-long and it will be so much fun to see everyone's progress. I love getting ideas from other crafters!

Woo-hoo! This meant that I would be able to use some leftover scraps of my favorite fabric. I've used it for a diaper tote and a changing pad and was wondering what else I could use it for without looking like a walking bolt of fabric. Yea!


Whoops ... that is what happens when you get too cocky. I had completed my first few pieces and then this happened: I stitched the piece the wrong way. Good thing I've invested in a few good seam rippers.


All fixed.


Hooray! My very first quilt block. That wasn't so bad. Some of the squares don't line up perfectly but who cares? This isn't too shabby in my opinion. Once the 12 weeks are up and I'm ready to put my quilt together, I hope that Amandajean is ready for a million questions about backs, binding, batting and the actual quilting. Or, I could just pay someone else to do it, but what fun would that be?

Heading down the path...

7 comments:

WingsOfWhimzy said...

Great Job!
I love the fabrics you picked!!!
Haven't cut mine yet...

KellyH

Bloom said...

If this is really your first patchwork block ever, you have done it beautifully! Congratulations. Lovely fabric. Look forward to seeing your progress. And welcome to the world of blogging. I too am a new blogger & it is all just too much fun!

Linda said...

Looking great so far! Love the fabrics!

Kim said...

such fun fabric! ANd you did a great job on the block. I just joined in the fun and will do my block this weekend.

amandajean said...

your block is GREAT! I love that printed fabric.

this is so very exciting to see what everyone else comes up with!

tamera said...

How exciting! Your first block. Congratulations!

You did a great job, by the way.

Em said...

Jenny - I love your fabrics too!!!! If I had fabric like that I would have used it instead of what I had. Thanks for the comment on my site. It's weird our similarities. I love making pj's for my kids too. I made some last year and they still fit - that shows my sewing skills... (not that wonderful) This is my first time doing quilt blocks too, and I'm excited to try the different ones. I've only made quilts with squares before! This is an adventure. Yay - someone to adventure with! Em (EmandmikeyATaolDOTcom)