"We were all beginners at one time", well ain't that the truth!!
If someone would have told me that I would be quilting. I would have thought "not in this lifetime"! But I am. This is how my story began. I wanted to make wedding gifts to my 4 bridesmaids and Maid of Honor (my sisi). I only had 3 months to do it in. I lived in Ohio and was getting married in Michigan.
So I walked into one of the local quilting stores, Sew-A-Lot. I looked through the store and felt overwhelmed at everything I saw. I finally saw a pattern I liked. It was called "Double Wedding Ring"! So I walked out with the pattern and a book (get to that soon). Did anyone tell me that was one of the hardest pattern to start with? Nope! Why not? Because I didn't ask. I thought that I'm a pretty fast learner and I was. So I made 4 wallhangings in 4 different colors! Yep, and silly me I didn't take pictures of them! Oh well. Live and learn they say!
Ok the book! Well I saw a pattern that I like for my sister it was called "Shakespeare in the Park" by Judy Martin from The Creative Pattern Book. I made a twin size of that one. Oh Sisi could you take a picture of that one! Ha! She tells me that it has been used up very well and if I could make her another one. Hmmm, I have to think about that one. Was the colors blue and orange?
Ok, so that's how I got started in quilting and for the last 2 years I've been doing rag quilting. I love the fast process of those quilts. But my heart is aching to doing a traditional quilt. I already have my eye on one!! Stay tune to see if I get it done.