Monday, September 28, 2009
Over the years I have come to LOVE fabric, the textures, colors, and designs. The possibilities are endless as to what one can create with fabric. My love of fabric began when I was given a sewing machine, and decided a good first "test" project would be to make a quilt. I picked out a bunch of fabric that I thought would look good together and began to start cutting out squares and rectangles with scissors and measuring tape. With no apparent rhyme or reason I began to sew the pieces together one by one. I soon discovered that I had a lot of corners to contend with. I had no clue how to sew the fourth corner of four pieces fabric. Somehow I managed to piece together the entire quilt top. I used polyester batting and a coordinating backing. For the binding I simply folded a long strip of fabric over the edges and proceeded to sew along the top, securing both top and bottom together. (Missing much of the lower binding entirely) I decided to tie the quilt (I had seen this somewhere, and thought it was a great alternative to actually quilting it). Tada, my first quilt! And thus my love affair with fabric began.
*I will also note that the above quilt was the "inspiration" for a good friend of mine to start quilting again. She has since then far surpassed my quilting abilities and is a wonderful inspiration to me. She claims there is a pattern to the design in this quilt, but I (the quilt's creator) have never been able to figure it out...
Posted by Persicke Family at 3:58 PM