2009-04-21

My Quilting Project

If you have been following my blog for anything more than a week you would know that I am falling in love with sewing....actually it is becoming a bit of a welcome obsession.  As I've started sewing more my aspirations have changed.  I have set my sights...higher maybe....or maybe just towards a different horizon.  I am less interested in my own wardrobe as I once was

This is the intended outcome of my current project.  
(click on it to go to the Purl Bee to see the tutorial I will be following)





I spent much time (and a little money) at Jo-Ann's today buying my supplies.  I wandered the aisles, the stacks and stacks of fabric, trying to find my own color pallette (still similar and sunny).  As I type the fabric is going for a spin in my front loader.

I realize that this will take much time (ha), patience, (ha ha), and space (ha ha ha ha....) but I've decided to try it anyway.  And I'm inviting you along to watch...this will be like either watching the creation of a beautiful piece of art (hopefully crossing fingers) or like watching a train wreck in slow motion (like the decline of Brittney Spears).

If anyone out there is an experienced seamstress/quilter any tips, tricks, or advice are gladly welcome.  To date this is the biggest project I have ever decided to tackle...but hey....go big or go home!!!

Well....here goes nothing....wish me luck!!!


10 comments:

  1. Wow. I am so jealous of creative and talented people like yourself. How cool!

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  2. Wishing you lots of luck. I can not wait to watch it come out.

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  3. Go get 'em Liz!! I'm sure it will come out awesome!

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  4. Have fun, Liz. And good luck! Can't wait to see the finished product. :)

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  5. My mom has always tried to get me into sewing and I never wanted any part of it but now that she is quilting, I am becoming more and more intrigued! Especially after her quilt that she made for my 1st son took 2nd place at the Ventura Co. Fair! Yours will come out beautiful I am sure. Good Luck!

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  6. I've only done very small quilting projects and have been contemplating a large one like a quilt or coverlet for my King size bed. My advice would be to find a sewing/quilting shop and ask them if you can use their long arm sewing machine. They are wonderful and help with big projects. WHile living in Vegas I learned to quilt by using my neighbors. It'll be hard to go w/o it now that I'm on my own.

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  7. Wow....good luck! I'm impressed already! :)

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  8. Best of luck!! I bet it will turn out awesome! :)

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  9. Good luck! I'm sure you will do a great job! I have NO sewing skills so I cannot offer any help at all...sorry! LOL

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  10. Wow Liz, you need to teach me! I am so flabbergasted at how talented you are! I wish you the best of luck. I LOVE the colors in that bedspread!

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