One of my New Years resolutions was to start AND finish a quilt for myself. While I've seen, smocked, hand-stitched for years, I'm not a quilter...actually, I've only made a rag quilt (tutorial on the blog) as a gift for a sweet mom's baby shower...and didn't really use traditional quilting techniques for that one. I want to call myself a quilter, and this is the year.
Naturally, in seeking inspiration, I went to Pinterest. Yes, I DO what I pin...sometimes. There are so many beautiful quilts out there in the iWorld, and great tutorials, too! Oh, where to begin?!?
I didn't really want to spend $ on fabric, since it would be a trial run of sorts. Besides, we all know that I have a few <hundred> fabric options to choose from. *Hoarders, here I come!*. I settled on a pattern called "step in time" with an easy-to-follow *free* tutorial...and selected a line of fabrics from my stash called "The Simple Life" by Tasha Noel. I love the red/turquoise combination for a summer quilt...and bonus...it has chickens on it ;).
My progress thus far...fabric pieces > 320 rectangles > 160 squares > 13 rows of 12 squares...still working on rows, but here's a couple of photos to show the progress...
All mapped out...now to the sewing machine (and the iron, then back again)
What's on your sewing table this week?