Sunday, October 10, 2010
My first quilt blocks
I've finished 3 out of the 9 blocks for my first quilt. I only have 2 more to do of this particular star pattern, then I switch to doing ones with a bunch of squares and rectangles.
See my progress? The first block I made turned out wonky. By the third one, it's almost pretty.
I'm enjoying it so far. Strangely enough, I thought I'd be doing it with my sewing machine, but I wanted to be able to do something when I "watch" TV (I use that word very loosely as I tend to just listen to it). So this small quilt is going to be entirely hand-pieced.
As I've mentioned, I'm learning this from a book. I'm good up until the point where all of the pieces are put together and somehow, magically, it gets batting and backing...yeah, I have no idea how to do that. The book wasn't quite clear enough for me. I'm going to have to track down an expert or go to a quilt store and try and find a kindly person to help me out.