Hello 2012! I have a plan ~ I will think good thoughts about what this new year holds ~ and maybe they will come true!
Looking back over last year, I was thinking about the good bits, the bits which made me happy, and one thing which leapt out was the sense of achievement I had on completing my first ever quilt project.
The completed quilt is far from perfect, and was made largely with guesswork, hope and love … but I am still so pleased with it.
These are the only pictures I took of the process, and next time I will photograph every step, but I am pleased I captured these, pinning it out to make the ‘quilt sandwich’ was hard work, not good for knees and backs!!
Taking the first step to machine sew all three layers together was one of those deep breath moments … and again, I think I have a lot to learn, but i did it!
The finished quilt lives in ‘my room’, on the futon, and I have loved using it to make up the guest bed when we have had visitors. It is a proper ‘working quilt’.
The fabrics are vintage and reclaimed, there was only one ‘new’ fabric used in the quilt, the age of some of these fabrics gives the quilt a wonderful softness, and I have included some ‘flaws’ too in the older fabrics, to tell the story of their history.
At the beginning of 2011 I decided one thing I would like to achieve would be to make a quilt, and in August of this year I did just that. And now, looking forward, I know that I want to make more, I want to learn more and this little project, with it’s simple squares, and it’s straight line stitching is, I hope, just the beginning.
And speaking of beginnings, last year saw the beginning of my bloggy journey, and I hope that this year will see it grow and develop. Whilst exploring other blogs to find some quilting expertise, I was lucky enough to find Lily’s Quilts and to discover that she hosts a Small Blog Meet ~ so I have jumped at the chance to connect with fellow ‘small bloggers’ and hopefully will be welcoming some new visitors as well as discovering new blogs I can be inspired by.
So, thank you for visiting, friends old and new ~ and here’s to a fabulous year ahead of growth and exploration!