Monday, March 9, 2009

I'm obsessed

I'm completely consumed with looking at quilty-type blogs and tutorials and all sorts of fabric online and around town am starting to plan my upcoming quilting projects. I'm such a novice at quilting, but I have this overwhelming will to create things that is keeping me motivated. So, I really want to do a zig zag quilt, and have practiced with triangles now on two different compilation quilts (first attempt) but I find that I should probably practice on something a bit smaller before I attempt a large quilt. I have seen experienced quilters recommend making a doll quilt, but alas, I have no children, nor any dolls. And practicing triangles on a quilt that will be a gift seems like too much pressure. I think I'll practice on pillow covers. I have 3 blank pillow forms that have been waiting to be pretty for at least four years now. I've decided my first quilt will be the disappearing 9 patch. It just looks so COOL! I love this one.. I actually keep the link open and stare at it from time to time while I'm at work. Ahhh fabric porn. I get paid in three days and I am planning online fabric shopping craziness! My stash is pretty much non-existant, save for a few stacks of fat quarters and huge piles of muslin I purchased years ago. Next step: set up an actual stash area in my teeny house.

2 comments:

Maranda said...

Fabric Porn:) HA. I too just started a fabric stash in January in my tiny house.(I get a small corner of our kitchen) I't addicting:) I totally love fabric.
I'm working on my first quilt now too.

Sophia said...

Hey,

I'm gearing up to making a zigzag quilt as well although I'll think I'll go for a method that doesn't involve piecing that many triangles. CrazyMomQuilts described how in a guest post over at Bee Square Fabrics. http://beesquarefabrics.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-to-make-zig-zag-quilt-without.html