Wednesday 28 November 2012
A Quilting We Will Go.....
I don't often talk about my adventures into sewing. I think I may have mentioned it in an earlier post some time ago, here maybe. It was part of my crafting journey with both my Nans.....Apart from sewing labels onto dover & madden hats, I don't get the sewing machine out much, if at all. Although my foray into sewing did claim a little glory. This little retro type sun bonnet I made around 4 summers ago made it into Frankie Magazine .
I never got the opportunity to see it in print, but I was pretty chuffed when I found out....but alas I decided to stick with knitting, and the sewing machine got relegated to the back of the closet.
That's going to change....I'm making the Ollaliebery Ice Cream Quilt by Alicia Paulson. Some of you may know her from Posie Gets Cozy Blog. I purchased the pattern around 6 months ago but never had the urge to make it till now. I just thought it was a great project to do over the Christmas and New Year break.
After much debating, I'm going with this colour palette.
A soft turquoise base with lots of patterning....I'm all for a good pattern! Lots of light and dark....but what looks good online, maybe different when the fabric arrives from Fabric.com.....we'll see, but suffice to say I'm itching to do a spot of sewing, but don't worry none of my sewing attempts will be making it to d&m....this quilt is a personal item....because I'm now officially to lazy to crochet something for myself!!
Anyway I'll wait with great excitement for the fabric to arrive, and then I'll have to go out and purchase all the other bits and bobs that go with making a quilt....cutting board, roller cutter, special quilting pins, a walking foot for my sewing machine, cotton batting, calico backing.....the list goes on.....lets hope I end up with a great quilt, because this could become a very expensive WIP!!
Thanks for stopping by....and I'm open to any quilting hints and tips, any guidance would be appreciated.