Tuesday, January 19, 2010
My first quilt
I decided to try and make a quilt for my youngest son for Christmas. Seeing all the quilts that Jill Olsen has made with her Big Shot has inspired me greatly. Never mind the fact that I've never made a quilt before.
So I went to my local quilt shop and was instantly overwhelmed upon walking in the door. I think I now understand how someone who has never stamped feels when they open up a Stampin'Up! catalog! I was able to overcome my initial feelings and walked around the store several times looking at all the gorgeous fabrics. I picked out some bright, fun fabrics that I thought my son might like.
Once I got the fabric home, I got out my Big Shot and my Scallop Square die and started cutting away.One thing I didn't mention before is that I decided to take on this task approximately a week before Christmas! Without the Big Shot I probably would have been cutting the fabric for days! I was able to cut all those squares in minutes. It was really fun rolling the fabric thought the Big Shot and seeing all those perfectly cut scallop squares come out. I intended to make my quilt a rag quilt like the purse I made. But then I decided to see how the squares worked sewing them into a traditional quilt pattern. I am quite happy with the finished product, considering this is the first quilt I've ever made. My son loved his Christmas gift and my oldest son asked me to make him a quilt too.
Don't be intimidated. If I can sew a quilt, I'd say anyone can! I've got at least 3 or 4 more quilts that I want to make. Be careful, you might just be bitten by the quilt bug too!