I’ve quilted before—you know, the quilts you put on a quilting frame and pull yarn through every 4 inches or so on a simple square pattern (plenty of times at church!), killing your fingers the whole time because you don’t own a thimble.
And while those are fun quilts, I have wanted to learn to quilt this way for a long time. So Groupon had an offer for a quilting shop not too far away (and close to my sister and Sabra’s sisters), so we signed up. It offered four 3 hour classes, plus $50.00 worth of fabric, all for $35.00. Not too bad. It was a beginning quilting class of course, because I knew I needed to start at the beginning!
I decided I’m not a big fan of in the ditch quilting, which is how we quilted in the class. I really was liking my quilt until I started to quilt in the ditch, and I’m so bad at following straight lines apparently because it looked a bit messy to me. It reminded me of when you are sewing clothing and have to gather something, and then when you sew that gathered part onto another, if you miss the gathering stitching and it is sticking out, it looks unfinished and messy.
I also have a lot to learn about choosing fabrics and colors. I definitely should have incorporated some yellow into the middle section of the quilt!
But I do adore the fabric—especially the backing.
So overall, I think I like quilting so far.
I have a few quilts pinned on Pinterest that I’d love to give a try!
So props to all you quilters. You amaze me!
Quilt pattern: Daily Bread, Sweet Tarts Pattern by Kaye England
Fabric: I believe most of the fabric (besides pink dots on white) is from Bev Proulx ‘Posies from the 1930’s’ line.