Today is my stop on Fat Quarter Shops National Sewing & Quilting Month Blog Tour!
Fat Quarter Shop asked me to share why I LOVE Quilting, answer a few questions about my quilting experience and tackle a project I have never done before.
So here goes…
How did you start quilting/sewing?
I grew up knowing how to use a sewing machine, but when I was 16 I asked my grandmother, “Sassy”, to teach me how to quilt. I started my first quilt, a Virginia Reel or Monkey Wrench pattern, but never got past finishing the quilt top.
When was the first time you knew that you were a quilter/sewer?
When I was 29 I made a list of a few things I would do or finish before I turned 30! Finishing my first quilt was one of them:) So, I dug out my first quilt and went back to Grandma Sassy and we got it done! That was it for me, I knew I was officially a quilter. I loved how it used every part of me♥
Do you have any sewing/quilting horror stories or faux pas?
Hmmm… does sewing or cutting every block of an entire quilt wrong count! But, hey…this is how new patterns are made:)
What advice would you give to someone who’s just starting out in sewing/quilting?
Don’t take everything so seriously! Let yourself learn and give yourself time to perfect your skills. My favorite quilts from my Grandma Sassy are the wonkiest:) She always said that’s how you know it isn’t store bought!
Now what did I tackle that was completely new for me???
I am ashamed to admit I have never sewn a zipper into a project, EVER! If I can find a way to get around it…I do:) So this was just the shove I needed to get out of my box and just do it.
Way back when, I started creating these cute little sewing bags and did the applique and quilting for all the parts……and then……nothing!
So here it is! I actually finished one of the zipper pouches and guess what?
What are you going to try new this month? Come on, don’t leave me here outside of the box by myself! There is a lot of room out here and like me you might just like it:)
I would love you to leave a comment telling me what you are dying to try, but just haven’t yet!!!
Don’t forget!!! Fat Quarter Shop has created this FREE Color My Heart Quilt Pattern for you!
It makes a HUGE block – 27″ finished! The Color My Heart Pattern is a perfect place for beginnings to start! (Don’t forget to use #colormyheart on social media when you create and share this quilt!)
Here is the list of all the bloggers participating, go see what new adventures they got into!
Erin of Why Not Sew?
Keep it Sassy♥