Those of you who don't quilt probably thought this was a post about desserts! Not today (although after typing that title I am a bit hungry)!
The quilters in my readership no doubt knew right away what I would be posting about. Don't get all excited, I'm not a quilter...yet. At this point my knowledge of quilting is quite limited, however, a lack of knowledge has never stopped me from pursuing a new hobby in the past! I enjoy sewing, and I've been admiring quilted projects for quite some time, so I've decided to give it a try.
Luckily, I have a great distance education teacher (my cousin Ainsley from Pattycake Manners.) Ainsley is a truly talented quilter, and pictures of her creations were a big part of what motivated me to want to try quilting. She's been terrific, advising me on supplies and teaching me the proper terminology. On her advice, I am the proud owner of a "begin to quilt kit", which contains all the basics I need to get started (a rotary cutter, mat, pins, thimbles, needles, and safety pins)! I also got lucky and inherited a large cutting mat from a friend who is doing a pre-move purge.
Now all I need is a "jelly-roll;" a roll of coordinating pre-cut strips of quilting fabric which I will use to create my first project. I'm heading to town this weekend and I really hope I can find one there, because I'm like a kid with new toys waiting to try out my new quilting kit! I really don't want to wait for an online order (although I must admit some of those pre-cuts are mighty pretty...especially the Moda and Michael Miller designs!).
I'll be sure to let you know when I get started! In the meantime, how many of you quilt? What online resources would you recommend to a beginner?
Have a great weekend!