What have I been doing? Well, I’ve been cutting
and ironing… lots of ironing…
ending up with these!
I’m following the quilt along at Oh, Fransson. I like that the blocks get progressively harder, and I also love how complete her tutorials are for each step. I feel like I’m learning so much! These were my first blocks… as I go along, my seams get straighter, and I line things up more completely. I’m about halfway through making the blocks now. The most challenging parts for me have been cutting accurately (I got some little dots to put on my ruler, and now it doesn’t shift when I cut) and sewing a 1/4″ seam every time (since I don’t have a computer in my machine, I’m able to use a magnetic seam guide, which really helps.)
Will this quilt be perfect? No way, but I don’t mind. I’m loving the process of making it so much so far! I don’t really have a dedicated sewing area yet, as we’re planning to do the drywall in the attic at Christmas, so I’m using my dining room… which is also the waiting area for my studio, so I have to keep hauling things out and putting them away… very annoying. I can’t wait to get the attic complete!
16 thoughts on “Obsession”
I love the colors!
And, I have that same ironing board (I got mine at Target).
Looks pretty darn perfect to me!! Nice!
It looks very pretty.
My sewing area is my dining room table too.
this is beautiful! can you please share what fabric you are using? thank you!
Your first quilt will be lovely! The colours are very pretty.
The quilt is looking really nice so far!
Oh, what a cool project! Your squares look great, I like the colors!
Cool project and quilt-along. I’m thinking of making this for my daughter. I’ve wanted to try my hand at quilting and this looks like a wonderful project to start with. Can’t wait to see how yours turns out!
Don’t abandon knitting altogether, though, for our sakes! What would I do without my regular fix of your luscious finished knits?
Oh, it’s going to be gorgeous! Your knitting inspires me so much, and now you’re going to do it with quilting, too!
Very fab fabric!
I love those colors! That’s going to be one amazing happy quilt.
Your quilt is looking great! I made the same quilt and really enjoyed it. Elizabeth’s instructions for all her projects are so thorough and clear. I love them. Here are some photos of my finished quilt if you want to see it.
I’m looking forward to seeing your finished quilt, too. =]
I love the fabrics. you’ll have to let us know what they are (if you still have the selvedges).
Thanks for the link to that blog, I’m going to have to check it out.
I’m captivated by the colors and prints in this piece, can’t wait to see more!
beautiful colours. I’m learning lots by watching your steps!