So 3 weeks ago Amanda had this great and very generous idea to host a "quilt-a-long". I have been itching to try making a quilt, and couldn't resist this opportunity for week-by-week help and inspiration. After 3 weeks of procrastination/fear and fussiness over fabric- I jumped in.
Square from Week One
Square from Week 2
Square from week 3
I am using fabric from my stash- which is hard for me. I would rather have gotten new...but for the first go around- using old scraps will have to work. My background color will not be uniform as the directions suggested. Instead, I have a little collection of vintage sheets which will hopefully give it some character.
What I have learned: I hate measuring. Linen is squirmy on the cutting mat. Lots of thread tales to trim! I really rely on pictures in the directions. I could never be an architect. It was easier than I expected (especially the triangles). Perfectly matching corners are not that important to me :) Making a quilt is really not so overwhelming. One square at a time.