Yesterday I bought this:
...in hopes of making a quilt, more specifically, this 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 covers...so 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!