Guess what I did this weekend…
Started a new project!
Which involved cutting out 240, 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch squares of fabric.
Thus beginning my first quilting experience! I’ve pieced together 3 blocks so far and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. This one will be a wedding gift and I have about a month to complete it. I think it will be do-able since I’ve kept it simple and designed a pattern using nine patch blocks.
Going to the fabric store to buy the printed material to go with the solid that I already had was pretty fun! The saleswoman (who also quilts!) helped me figure out how much yardage I needed, but unfortunately the fabric I had picked out was not near enough. So she helped me for probably 20 minutes trying to find something else that would work. We had 4 choices and soon had it narrowed down to the fabric you see above, which also turned out to be on sale for $1.99 a yard as opposed to the $5.99 I had originally found! The style of it is completely different than what I had started out with, but it turns out that when paired with the other colors, it is so perfect: clean, simple, and easily coordinated with other colors.
This whole quilt business is really exciting for me! The blocks are turning out beautiful! It will make a really lovely gift, I think. I will post more pics once the quilt has been completed and gifted.