I tried to make a quilt once before. I promised my now husband that I would make him a quilt on our first month anniversary. I bought fabric, cut out squares, and sewed them all together on my dorm room floor. I didn’t know the first thing about quilting and definitely did not have any of the right tools. I just sewed the squares together in long wonky lines, then sewed them into a giant, crazy rectangle. And that’s how far I got. I packed that hideous quilt top into a box, and have kept it that way for nine years. My husband still asks me from time to time when he’s getting that quilt I promised him.
I swore off quilting, thinking that it was putzy and took too long for gratification. But I keep seeing so many beautiful quilt tutorials posted on pinterest, I have a growing stash of fabric scraps, and I have an adorable little girl to sew for. So it was only time before I started on a scrap quilt for Alice. Maybe if this one goes well, my next quilt will be for my husband.
I stumbled on Bee in my Bonnet’s row along when she was on the second row. I think that was fate!
She has step-by-step photo instructions that are so clear and easy to follow. I made my first “according to the rules” quilt rows.
She posts a new row every two weeks, so it’s not too overwhelming. The quilt won’t be finished until next spring. Which is fine my me, because this will be for Alice once she moves to a twin bed.
Anyone up to give it a try? The fourth row will be posted this week. You can still catch up! There is also a Flickr group, so you can go check out everyone’s super cute rows.