This latest project has given me a lot of quilting confidence. Not that I want to shift gears and focus on making quilts, but I'm not going to procrastinate my family quilts any longer.
A dear friend of mine is a fantastic photographer who happens to shoot a lot of newborn sessions with Navy families. One day we came up with a barter idea: she teaches me how to better use my camera, and I will make her a quilt to use in her photo shoots.
There were several quilting hurdles I had to overcome with this project (binding by hand, machine quilting, highly accurate piecing of the squares, etc.) Maybe because it was a smaller crib sized quilt, I forged ahead and learned a ton. The hurdles were completely mental--none of these skills was hard at all to learn.
Many of you have seen preview pics on Facebook over the past couple of months, but here is the full reveal.
If you're curious to try quilting, I say go for it! There are some fabulous tutorials online, plus oodles of YouTube videos. The place I recommend starting is Amy Smart's blog, Diary of a Quilter. She even has a step by step guide to the basics of quilting, start to finish. Give it a try! I know I am not waiting so long to start my next one. Thank you Jennifer, for the motivation!!!
P.S. I think my lessons are already paying off because fabric color is much truer to what it is in real life (my biggest problem when trying to accurately represent something in an Etsy listing).
As co-owner of Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, I teach sewing classes to children and adults. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.