Sunday, January 22, 2017

Oh, it's happening

And so another fabric related addiction may be on the horizon.  I've leaped, blind-folded and head first into the world of quilting.   I have relocated my sewing machine to the office/den and finally found an excuse to use my iron.
When I moved here 2 and a 1/2 years ago I bought an iron, because everyone needs an iron, right?   Yesterday was the first time I had taken it out of the box!  Lol. My grandmother would be horrified. Next I anxiously opened up my charm pack and began to lay out the squares
Then without fear I began to piece these stops together.  I don't want to brag but.........look at these corners   
And then before I knew it I had one completed block
I'm now out of fabric because I didn't want to buy too much at first but I've finished 4 blocks
Now, I'll be honest here - not all the corners look as good as the first block.   I got a little cocky and over-confident too quickly  and I'm still struggling with not twisting a seam on the back (but nobody will see that).    So later this week I'll visit the quilt shop again and buy another charm pack and some backing so I can play more next week.    I probably should have just started with simple blocks but I wanted to play with the cutter so I figured I'd just go for broke and try a disappearing 9 patch.  I can't believe I made a quilt block!!!!


  1. Well good for you! I tried quilting but didn't like it I had done a couple of place mats and a lap quilt and that was enough for me.

  2. Looks like you are a natural. Enjoy the journey.

  3. WOW! You are off to a great start!!! Keep us posted.
    Hugs :)

  4. Your project looks great! I am so proud of you. Wish we lived closer (I am in Texas) ....I could fix that "lack of fabric" problem you have. I love rug rug hooking and after years of quilting it has taken a place way down on my "go to" list.

  5. I've never owned a sewing machine but have owned a few irons...not that I use the iron much since Jack does his owns shirts. My Mom would be horrified to know that he does the ironing! Oh well, your quilt blocks are so pretty and I know the finished product will be amazing! I'm so proud of you!

  6. Great job on your first block, just wait til you start buying fabric by the yard--it multiplies fast.

  7. I can't believe this is your first pattern to try! So brave (said the girl who pretty much sticks to framed one patch quilts-ha! This inspires me!)

  8. It must be in your DNA - the only time I iron is when I'm quilting (in fact, my iron is stored in my fabric cupboard!).

  9. Wow!!! They looks great and your corners are perfect. That is wonderful for a first time. I did laugh that you just took your iron out of its box. :) I think you are going to have so much fun quilting.