Over the past few months, I’ve been tossing around the idea of learning how to quilt (or rather, putting the random scraps of knowledge in my head into practice and seeing if a quilt results). Through a happy convergence of Christmas gifts, I now am the proud owner of a rotary cutter, a big ol’ cutting mat, and a heavy-duty Olfa sewing ruler. Which means, of course, that I am duly qualified for quilt-making (har). My challenge now is to figure out what to quilt.
After seeing a photo of a clever deer quilt from Dare to Be Square a few weeks ago, I checked out the book from the local library. The “picture” quality of the quilt got my wheels spinning, and I thought it’d be fun to make a robot quilt (my husband studying robotics and all). You probably know where this is going – Dare to Be Square has a robot quilt pattern! I was suitably excited.
The next day I had an idea for another quilt design, but my husband wisely suggested that maybe I should stick with a published pattern for my first attempt at a quilt… such wisdom. So I’ve started digging through my fabric stash and pulling out fabrics for My First Quilt, cutting some pieces as I go to get the hang of the rotary cutting method. Wish me luck!