Sunday, 5 April 2009

New Hobby

I've been very busy the last couple of weeks, my friend introduced me to quilting ( i tried it once about 10 years ago and all i managed was a mangled dolls blanket). her blog is here

this is my WIP (work in progress) - yes there's a different language to it as well!!
i wanted a photo of it before i started quilting it in case it all went horribly wrong- its been a learning curve to say the least. Here's what I've learned so far
1 start small- not like me!! i didn't see the point in making a baby quilt as i don't know anyone with a cold baby so i started on bed-sized ones (yes there's more than one WIP)
2 sewing straight lines is not as easy as you think when you need an exact 1/4" seam
3 don't leave your pincushion on the floor upside down- it hurts like heck when you step on it with bare feet!
4 think long and hard before letting your children have free reign of what fabrics go into their quilts. my eldest son picked fabrics that went well together (its his quilt shown) my youngest has picked a combination of diggers, trucks, snakes, monsters and spiders all with different backgrounds- its going to be hard work matching the blocks together so it doesn't look like i had my eyes closed while making it
5 this is the most important one- just like paper crafts- hide or destroy ALL receipts before your husband sees them. its not good for their health so your being kind by keeping them in blissful ignorance



It looks beautiful Kara. You have been busy. Hope the quilting part goes well.


love your wip! Tell C he did well picking fabric. The white in the center looks great. Can't wait to see the finished project after break!


I love it!!
Can't wait to see the rest.


I love it!
Looking forward to seeing the rest especially the digger/spider etc one!


it looks fantastic Kara.


Wow! You clever lass! Well done for taking on such a huge project and actually finishing it!! You must be very pleased x