Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Quilting #3 : Fabrics Coming Together

My quilting fabrics are coming together! I've found a few in my stash (the black & white star pattern, the solid purple, navy circles and the light purple polks dots) and also am very happy that several of the fat quarters I purchased last week will work as well (olive dots, tangerine stars and grey big blooms).

So that's 8 fat quarters down, 2-4 more to go! What do you think so far? Any suggestions on colors or prints?


  1. I am loving the combo of colors and fabrics you have chosen so is going to be great!

  2. Mom always shows me her fabrics, but until I see it all together, I have a hard time visualizing. This might be why sewing/quilting is not for me. I will just wait patiently for the end result!