However now that I have all this gorgeous fabric just staring and me in our 2nd lounge, and so many fantastic customers who keep sharing amazing images of quilts or seeing them first hand, I have slowly started getting into it and yes - it is easier than you think and it is addictive!
Every quilt tells a story, from beginning to end, it has a journey of it's own. Here is the blossom quilts story:
Justin's work colleague is having a baby soon, and it's a girl- the perfect excuse to delve into some of the pretty fabrics that I hardly ever get to use!
After making a simple strip quilt, I felt it was time to try something different, and yet still modern. I was doodling through Riley Blakes website and came across this design, so decided it was a go!
I love pink but I also know that many don't so I opted for a more purply colours and matched it with some greens. So that this quilt can last quite a while, in fact I think I would still love it as an adult.
I spent 1 evening doing all the cutting (that was after I washed my fabrics). The next evening was piecing it all together, I drew my own interpretation of the quilt design with my fabrics on, this was a life saver in the end instead of having to continually check back!
I then spent 2 nights sewing the front and back panels and the final night I quilted, made the binding and pieced it all together. A bit too much to chew in one night so ended up staying up until 3am getting it all done!
Needless to say despite numerous cursing that making this quilt was a bit too much to chew especially at 3am in the morning, the following day I was already dreaming of what colours to put into my next quilt. Addictive - muchly!