Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Quilting

As I suspected, I am going to like quilting...
I was looking forwards to taking the quilting course at church, and had my first lesson yesterday. Enid taught me the basic things for making a simple block by machine, and I can't tell how you how ridiculously pleased I was to finally be learning it!
When I got home, the material I had ordered from America was lying there on the porch floor - happy days!!! The living room very quickly looked like this. I decided to break a rule right away (and not wash my fabric), but justified it by saying that I will just make a quick practise quilt first, before I do my proper one. I was just too impatient to get started! By bedtime, I had made 5 12'' blocks, with pretty basic designs. I want to have lots of white around them, with a bright border.
This morning, I am creating a little quilting corner for myself in the dining room, and clearing up all the fabric a bit. Squeeeeek! (My excited guinea-pig-like noise.)

6 comments:

Anna said...

Helen they are fab - jealous!!

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

Honestly Helen, you really put me to shame... it's all I can do to MAKE the beds, never mind make the bedclothes to actually put on them! Hope all's good with you - we're in pre-hospital meltdown over here. Am staying busy - my oven is spotless and the grouting in the bathroom is gleaming! Such a shame I only get these cleaning urges when Charlie's about to go into hospital! Lots of love xx

Kimberley said...

you are just too clever!!

Ryann said...

They are gorgeous! You are by no means a beginner. They look fabulous!

Mum said...

Glad to see that you have got your priorities right! They look lovely.

The Chattertons said...

Those are gorgeous fabrics, it feels so fresh and springy