my grandma doris bought me a sewing machine for christmas this past year.
i had all of these grand ideas about sewing my own clothes and accessories
(perhaps inspired by watching too much project runway)
but i decided to start a little smaller and make a quilt for my first sewing project!
grandma doris and i went to this hole in the wall sewing place that only she
would know about after being the home economics teacher at timpview
high for years. there were a bunch of other little old ladies puttering
around the shop buying stuff to make quilts too.
it was classic.
i bought all of my quilt-making things and for the past couple of days
grandma doris has been helping me sew my first quilt!
i could try and explain exactly what the pattern is and what
i have to do in order to finish it. . .
but i dont really have all of the quilting/sewing lingo down yet,
so bare with me.
i just hope that the pictures will do most of the explaining. . .
first: i took my pre-cut fabric squares and decided how i
wanted them to go together.
second: i sewed together all of my little groupings of 4 squares
third: it took me about 3.5 hours to sew all the squares together.
in my defense, this is my first sewing project
i was pretty happy it only took 3.5 hours
first: i cut out strips to go between the blocks of squares and sewed those to my groups of 4
second: i cut out longer strips to go in between the blocks of squares that i finished sewing together
and then we ran out of fabric.
i am going to the store with my grandma tomorrow to get the last pieces of
fabric so we can hopefully finish it up this weekend.
yay for sewing!