My latest Work in Progress is this blog. Adding it to the tons of WIPs I have laying around my room.
SO many choices to make. And so much content to create. I could not find a single blog that hadn't been going on for years. Where do I start?
From the beginning I suppose...
When I started quilting I did not know anything. Including the names of fabric designers and companies. I did not know the difference between quality fabric and the not so good stuff. Although that one didn't take too long to figure out. But by that time I had a pretty good stash of fabric that caught my eye and quite a bit of the stuff that I bought just because it was on sale and I was excited. The majority of that fabric came from my local Joann Fabrics. It was the only place in town. I have since been to retreats and traveled just to go to a quilt store. I have also moved to a city where the fabric stores are more than I could have ever imagined when I started. My taste and skill level have grown over the years along with the quality of my supplies. As it is with most hobbies I suppose. I can't imagine learning to drive a car in a Porche. That being said, unfortunately, I will not be able to give credit to fabric designers for many of the quilts I share. I apologize for this and hopefully I will now start paying a little more attention.
A recently completed quilt for a family member.
This was one of those quilts that I pulled everything from my stash and it came together better than I had expected. I ran out of one of the prints and it was still far smaller than I had anticipated (did I mention that I rarely use actual patterns). I placed the little blocks in different ways to try to discover what else I could add to make it larger. When I put that deep purple sashing between the vertical rows it screamed "I'm done" at me. This was perfect. I was so pleased with how well it turned out.
I guess as I continue to write and share I will improve this blog, just as my quilting skills and tastes have grown.