I usually have a knitting or crochet project on the go, as its fun, easy and mindless to do in front of the TV. These granny squares were the result of last nights Desperate Housewives. I'm hoping they will result in a couple of pram blankets for gifts.
As for my first quilting experience, I'm looking for an easy project. One to follow, one with embroidery, and possibly a little applique too.
Oy vey, talk about fussy.
I have bought endless magazines and books, as always when I find a new "thing", but I've not found what I'm looking for. Nautical quilt, anyone? There are a few more essentials I need to purchase first, but I'll probably purchase these in Florida, or when I return home. *shrieking with excitement* - I'm going on holiday in 3 days!!! Oy vey, what am I doing taking an 18 month old on an 8 hour flight. At least the Bubela can make the most of the Virgin experience of entertainment.
As an absolute beginner, I'll be hoping/begging for advice and tips along the way. Unless of course you want to learn along with me and we can all shout for the same advice at the same time.
I was told there are 4 essentials to quilting
1. 1/4" foot for sewing machine
2. Rotary cutter
3. Cutting board
4. Quilting ruler
There are other rulers, stencils and bits and bobs, but we can get those along the way as and when they are needed. Spoken like an expert.
My 1/4" foot for my Singer machine dropped through the letter box this week. I was as excited the moment I found and used the button hole foot on my Singer.
Honey Monster meet Cookies. Buttonhole, buttonhole, buttonhole.
So, all ready for my quilting venture, well almost.