Thursday, August 19, 2010

Excited and, honestly, a bit terrified!

Yesterday I bought this: hopes of making a quilt, more specifically, this quilt.

That's right.
a quilt.

I am confident that I can do it, but a little intimidated by how big of a project it is.  I literally started sewing about 7 months ago.  (My granny used to sit me down in front of her machine when I was a kid, but all I was interested in was sewing a couple of straight lines to make her happy, so that I could go outside and ride their 4 wheeler. I was a tomboy. A serious tomboy.  My granny is the main reason I want to learn to quilt. She used to make quilts for everyone. She was amazing at it too.  5 1/2 years ago, she had a brain aneurysm that changed all of our lives, and she isn't sewing or quilting anymore.  I want to do something that makes me feel connected to her.  My big goal is to make one for her, all 4 members of my family, and eventually for neices, nephews...people I love!

My hubby bought me a sewing machine earlier this year when I got a wild hair and decided that I wanted to learn how to sew.  I LOVE doing it, but I usually make little things like applique stuff for kiddos, camera strap covers, keychains, wrist clutches, cricut covers, sewing machine this quilt is a big leap.

I have been following Obsessively Stitching for a while, and apparently haven't been paying much attention.   I have been searching and searching for a basic quilt tutorial-start to finish-for over a week.  I was browsing Obsessively Stitching a couple of days ago, and there it was...a big button that said "1st Quilt EVER"!! If it had been a snake, it would have bit me.  Good grief, I can't believe I missed it.  I know for a fact that it was there before I started following.  I clicked on it, and Care has broken down an awesome quilt, step by step, and makes it look really do-able.  So, I'm going to give it a try.  (I still want to make this quilt, but I'm having a difficult time deciding on fabrics.)

 I am setting myself up here by telling you guys about it!  I can't just start on and it put it away.  I have to finish it. This little blog will hold me accountable!  Not to mention that at the end of this, I will either revealing a complete mess, or something I'm proud of.  Let's hope it's the latter. I will be blogging about the process as I go, so stay tuned, folks. ;)

This morning I did the cutting. I am hoping to get started on assembling the blocks this afternoon, or tonight after my babies are in bed. It's a busy day around here, so we'll see. Here goes nothing!  Updates to follow! :)

Today I am thankful that my hubby embraces my crazy ideas, and supports me in everything I do!


Care said...

YIPPEE! WOO HOO!! I am so excited you are going to DO IT! :o) I am in love with your fabric choices -- your quilt is going to be gorgeous!

Angie said...

Thank you!! I appreciate your encouragement!