Recently I took the plunge and bought this:
I’ve always wanted a sewing machine. I never wanted to spend the money because I was afraid that I would use it for awhile and get tired of it. Then it would just become a waste of money. But I’ve really been craving a creative outlet lately. And this wasn’t a fast decision. I’ve been collecting pretty fabric for about 3 years. Every once in a while I would go look at the sales section and pick out a yard or two of fabric that I liked:
Doesn’t this just make you happy?!? I’m getting all kind of ideas just looking at all this pretty fabric!!
So, a week after I bought the machine, Lance and I went to visit his family in Arkansas. Lance’s grandma is like Seamstress Extraordinaire. She sewed for a living for many years and now just loves to make things for family and friends. (And boy am I glad we’re family, for all the pretty quilts we’ve gotten!) I told her about my new sewing maching and my desire to make a new king-size quilt for our bed and she helped me get it started! We went and picked out all this fabric:
Then we cut out all the (and by all, I mean 64, whew!) 14 inch squares that I would need. I’m going with a mosaic, hodge-podge type quilt. I didn’t necessarily want a certain pattern. I looked through all her quilting books and found one that just had different shapes appliqued all over it. So, that’s what I’m doing! I made the first block while I was in AR:
In the midst of that, Grandma let me look through her stash of fabric scraps and gave me all this:
Add that along with all my ribbon:
and sewing accesories:
and I’ve got enough to keep me entertained for a looooonngg time!!