Sunday, March 4, 2012

my first quilt along

I'm not sure if this is the wisest place to begin, but the NYB Quilt Along caught my attention from a fellow NOVA Modern Quilt Guild-er. Despite it being intimidating, I thought I'd give it a shot. I know very little about paper piecing, other than the fact that it is incredibly challenging for a beginner like myself, can lead to frustration and requires a significant amount of patience. Perhaps I am just trying to prepare myself for some bumps along the way.

Considering I'm busier than ever with work, my class, wedding planning, and trips to and fro my home state, I couldn't have chosen a better (insert sarcasm here) time to attempt such a lofty venture! Woo hoo! My hope is that it will get me back on the quilting train.

So I think I will attempt four of the simpler piece together as a pillow. That is my goal for now, and anything beyond that will be considered a monumental victory.

In the meantime I am gathering fabrics from my mini stash so I can start planning. I just purchased this fat quarter bundle of Denyse Schmidt's Aunt Edna from fabricworm, so maybe I can incorporate this somehow...


  1. thanks for the encouragement! i am overwhelmed with how kind and supportive everyone in the quilting world is! :)