What have I got done? Not a lot because, well let's face it, quilts take a long time! But one project got done and one is started.
Winter Joy - Quilted Wall Hanging
This project was my very first endeavor in quilting. The ladies at my local quilt group were working on it when I joined and decided it would be the perfect beginners project. It was! The girls did red and greens for Christmas but that's just not my fave holiday - hence the winter theme but not necessarily Christmas!
While this project is riddled with imperfections, it's so nice to look at. The two coordinating fabrics (purchased at Marden's) remind me of a town I never lived in.
Here's what I learned:
- Ironing is very different from pressing - Thru research of this, I determined that this was probably the biggest cause of my squares being different sizes even though they were cut perfectly.
- Add stabilizer to the middle section, aka re-read directions each time you restart a project.
- Measure the space between letters and triple check they're evenly spaced before ironing!
- Quilt starting at the center and move outward.
- Square off the quilt top before quilting! (You can deff see the round and uneven edges hehe)
It's so much like origami with fabric! The tutorials that I'm using are from Hyena in Petticoats blog and The Jilted Ballerina blog. What's super fantastic about it is that it's sort of not a quilt - you don't have to add a layer of batting or quilt it when the top is done. A 10" square ends up being 4.5" so that makes the quilt dense enough.