June 11, 2010
So, I like to sew. How long have I known this? Actually, since 7th grade Home Economics class. I can even remember what I made. A bike bag. Something that would hang around my handlebars of my bike so I could ride without having to hold on to anything. It was blue. With black acents. It went on my purple 10-speed bike. I loved it. It was even more cool because I had made it myself.
What have I sewn since? Nothing!
That's not true... I did have a friend coerce me (she really didn't have to try very hard) into quilting about 7 years ago. I took a few sewing classes with her, and then we followed the directions to make a baby-size quilt (crib size). I LOVED it. It wasn't excellent, but it came out more or less square and I made it and I loved it. I have no idea if my sister liked it or how much they used it, but it didn't matter... it was awesome! I was so excited that I made a few quilted Christmas gifts (door hangings). Had a good time with that too. Then... not another stitch. Not by way of my machine.
Well, the same friend, whom I got into scrapbooking, has nudged me toward quilting again. So... I've gone to another sewing class (to refresh my sad, tired brain) which I mentioned in this post... and now I'm taking a 4-part series of quilting classes. Our first class was Wednesday and I have HOMEWORK to do!
So here you go... this is what I'm starting with.
Here are the fabrics I chose. I'm strongly drawn to batiks. It is what I used for the baby quilt. And it is what I'm using now...
So, or ... sew... I shall post my progress here. I am terribly prone to bouts of perfectionism when I sew, which makes me feel terribly inadequate and generally "bad" at sewing, but I'm going to try and break through that barrier with this quilt. Because I really want to sew more, and I want to have the confidence that I don't need somone looking over my shoulder to do it (like a "class').
So... when I post my progress, I'm unabashedly requesting your support and praise. Please, consider there to be an 'APPLAUSE' sign over the top of the blog and just do me a favor and tell me it's great (even if it's sad or scary. Okay? That way you'll help me past this barrier and then I can finally start sewing more in all areas... even on my scrapbook pages! TIA!!
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