It occurs to me that I really don’t need to learn a new craft, especially since I already have so many things that I am doing. I guess I just like doing creative stuff! In this case, I have designed my first quilt and I have set off to make it. It’s probably going to be the size of a pillow, but that is OK.
I found that it is hard to write letters in hexagons, so I decided just to do the crown from our logo. I also liked this idea, since it doesn’t need so many pieces. I need to start small for my first project, because I do want to complete it!
With the design idea finished, it was off to the fabric store to find the fabric. My daughter and I went to the cotton section and found the pinks. We had fun picking out prints. Then we went to the white and grey section to find the background colors. We had a lot of fun, and I am sure we bought too much — but we figured it is better to be safe than sorry!
When I finally got around to start cutting the fabric, I began to realize that the set-up and prep for a quilt is a lot of work. There is a lot to do before you can even think about sewing it!
I spread out my fat quarters and set to work. I cut three layers at a time, and now understand the ease of the rotary cutter. I will have to think about getting one of those. Once I was finished, I had a nice pile of 2.5” squares ready to go.
While I was cutting, I was thinking about which Chic-a pouch would work the best to put all this stuff contained. I decided upon the new All Clear Pouch (pictured), which currently is only available in local stores. The Clear Front Portfolio would work well, too.
Now that everything is in one spot, I can easily take it along with me and work on those little hexagons. I think I have over 300 to make. Even when those are finished, I still haven’t sewn anything. This is going to take awhile, but I am ready for the journey!