I think I have figured out what I am going to do with the cute fabric I bought almost two weeks ago. I am going to make a quilt!
Granted, I need to buy more fabric but I have the dimensions marked out and I figured out how big the squares and rectangles need to be. I hope I can find a nice green fabric to go with the pink patterned fabric and a brown that coordinates with the brown in the pattern. It was kind of fun to make up a quilt pattern on the computer using Paint (because it is still 1995...) I took the idea for the quilt from this quilt on Pinterest:
I wanted to add a little bit more interest with the small squares and I wanted to use more of the pink patterned fabric. That is one thing that I love about sewing, as long as you are logical, you can do whatever you want. Within reason, of course.
Now the hunt begins to find the rest of the fabric. I think I'll go to Bernina this time around because it's much closer than Suppose. And the ladies there are SO nice. Not like the rude people that work at JoAnn's...
I'll keep "you" posted with my progress.
This could be interesting because I have only ever made one other quilt in my life and two pieced projects. The quilt was a tee shirt quilt that I cobbled together out of high school and early college era shirts that I loved but no longer wore. It turned out fairly good. It's warm and it hasn't fallen apart, yet. The pieced projects were a pillow I made in 4H (I got a blue ribbon for it!) and a sampler that I never did finish. The sampler was started in a neighborhood quilting class I took with my Mom years ago. I'm pretty sure I didn't have a license so it was more than 12 years ago. With that out in the open I should say that I am pretty competent and I CAN sew a straight line. That's all this quilt will be, straight lines.
I'll do my best!