Like I have said before....I am very unclear about when and how I started to quilt, and I never believed that I would ever say the words, "I quilt"......
never say never
So this is the beginning of my second quilt. I found the pattern in a magazine and headed off to buy the fabrics....WELL, the lady at the store advised that the pattern might be a little more than I was able to do as a second project, without ever having done a quilting class.
the more someone tells me I can't do something, the more motivated I am to do it.
(why doesn't someone tell me I will NEVER lose weight?)
I guess that one could say a pattern is much like a recipe, so I followed directions with cutting my fabric.....easy peasy! Then came the little challenge, of what quilters call "half square triangles". After practicing on a few scraps, determined to do it....I DID IT. Yep, half square triangles, with no lesson.
if you really want to do something.....YOU CAN!
Yesterday, I decided to start sewing my squares together.....I sewed and I sewed and I sewed, and the next thing I knew, I sewed the entire quilt top. AND I LOVE IT!
I just wanted to share the beginning of this project with you, and look forward to showing you my second complete quilt. Don't worry, I have already started gathering fabric for my third one.
Just looking at all the colours together makes me happy, reminds me of patterned scrapbook papers that I love. I am happy for all the hobbies that occupy my time.
Wishing you all a wonderful week filled with time for you to enjoy YOUR hobbies.