Monday, April 12, 2010

Hold Me To It

If you don't already follow Care at Obsessively Stitching, you are missing out! Oh, where to begin? There are the dollar store crafts (my favorite is what she did with pool noodles), adorable finger puppets (the 3 little pigs are too cute), refashions for both people and dolls (and cats!), and, last but not least, QUILTS!

But I don't make quilts. And during her latest I-Spy Swap I started to feel left out. All those cute fabrics! All those fun quilts waiting to be made! And here I am, planning to sew another...skirt. I got in touch with Care, and asked if maybe, just maybe, she would be willing to help me make my first quilt ever. She makes it look so easy, and I know she writes awesome tutorials--if anyone can talk me through this, she can.

And guess what? She said YES! She even made a logo! (And she has kids. Where does she find the time? I might hate her.)

I am so excited! My First! Quilt! EVAH! And I get to do it with Care! No excuses, no turning back. If I screw up, I can't just wad it up and shove it in a closet. I am going to come out of this with a quilt. My first quilt. My first quilt!

Now I'll be honest: this could be sort of a mess. I'm guessing there is a certain degree of precision required in quilt making, and I generally belong to the "close enough" school of thought.

This skirt is the biggest patchwork project I've ever done, and I was having some major issues with lining up corners. Not such a big problem when you're chopping up the patchwork anyway, but that could be an issue when I'm trying to make something rectangular!

Oh, Care, you can still back out. I'll understand. If not, sleeves up! I'm ready to go!


Care said...

Yippee! This is going to be fun!!

Darling Petunia said...

I know! I want to make the whole thing tonight! LOL

KLS said...

I want to know if you are going to make a pair of Kitty Legs for Isabella?
Let's be honest, you rarely make anything for her.

Darling Petunia said...

I know, Poor Isabella is so neglected. All she's gotten this week is a new catnip cigar, treats to help her joints feel better, and a $30 bag of cat food. Not only should I make her Kitty Legs, but I should also make her a tail warmer to match.

Kacie said...

Yay - I'm excited you're going to tackle a quilt! You can do it for sure. And who says your very first quilt has to end up rectangular? Have lots of fun - I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Have you thought about what block or pattern you're going to use?

Darling Petunia said...

Kacie, I'm so late in answering, you now know we're going a disappearing nine patch. I think it's clever AND cute!

Kacie said...

Haha - no worries on the delayed response - I also follow Care, so I saw her post about it. I hope you love quilting! Looking forward to following along as you dive in.

Mary said...

Good luck with the quilt. I've made only a few, and not properly at all, so it will be fun to see how a real one is made!