About ten years ago, a woman in my church congregation offered a class on learning to quilt. We'd lean six different blocks, plus sashing, sandwiching, quilting and finishing. I signed up right away- I've always been intrigued by sewing and fabric. I had no sewing machine, and no equipment. Just a nice pair of Gingher scissors that Jenn gave me as a bridesmaid gift (best gift ever!) I had to borrow everything I used. Well, my congregation grew and was divided when a new chapel was finished. She went one way, I went the other. I got this far and had no idea how to do the rest:
Fast forward 8 years when I got seriously bitten by the quilting bug. I pulled out this old WIP and was pretty much horrified by what I saw. My points are ATROCIOUS:
For a long time I didn't think it was worth finishing. Now I feel like it's part of the history of my hobby, and I want to honor that history, even the ugly parts. I can finish it and bring it out at Christmas.
I bought this gorgeous piece of Alexander Henry (I think it's called Joy) for the back, but the reds are just a bit off. Not quite sure if I can live with that, or if I want to save this piece for something more fabulous. I truly love this fabric. Will using it make me like my WIP better?
I'm also pulling fabrics for a Noodlehead pouch, as that seems to be the clear winner! Now I have to brave the cold and snow to go get some zippers. This one will be for my Be/Fri who loves black and white and red and polka dots.
(Want you to make me feel, like I'm the) Oldest WIP in the world
Pot Holders for teacher- buy potholder material
Zipper pouches for everyone I know- Buy 457 zippers
Starburst of India- quilt that thing already!
Bedding for Mimi's cradle- SO EXCITED to start this one!
Linking up with Freshly Pieced