Last week I was talking with a dear friend of mine, Tamy, about quilting and trying my hand at making a baby quilt this spring. I wish she lived closer so she could help me. I'm a novice when it comes to sewing. I'd love to learn, but I'm always so worried that I'll ruin the fabrics so I always hesitate to just jump in. I made the button-up shade in the nursery with my mom's help. LOTS of my mom's help. Actually my mom made the button-up shade in the nursery with a little of my hindrance, that's probably more accurate. I did make a basket liner, but it's seriously a bit wonky inside. Thankfully it's not noticable when filled with toys, but I've hesitated to finish the rest. I have to get to it sooner or later.
So I'm planning to spend a few weekends finishing the basket liners, but I'd also like to make a quilt for the nursery. Tamy was sweet enough to write up a pretty detailed post about quilting and getting started with the process for me to reference. I asked her for some tips and she wrote me a novel about how she got started, the tools she recommends for beginners, picking colors, easy patterns to get started, and how to keep it all organized. She is also hosting a giveaway of a few quilting patterns and a book, so if you are interested head over and leave a comment to enter.
Quilt by Patchwork Pottery
I love the idea of a quilt like this. A fairly simple pattern with a twist in the corner, I just have to keep the "twist" simple enough for me.