I have been absent from the blog world for a couple of weeks now. Mostly because both the boys started back to school, and life now once again has schedules and appointments to keep. Trading in beach bags and flip-flops for backpacks and school shoes. Ugh, back to the reality of everyday living, feeling almost to me, like “groundhog day” (the movie).
During my down times, I have been doing a lot of napping and quilting. Taking a nap here and there, I feel helps with my creative process. It is really the only way I can let things go sometimes.
I have finished my first real quilt. I say my first real quilt, because I used techniques that I have read about in the past, but have never tried. I was inspired by Amanda from a Crafty Fox. Damn, there is a lot of talent out there in the internet sewing world! It puts me to shame, but it keeps me inspired to do more, which I love. This was the quilt that I was writing about in this post here. This quilt consists of all Jennifer Paganelli (Sis Boom) fabrics. These fabrics came from 2 scrap bags that I purchased from Jennifer’s Summer Sale this past August.
These scraps became the many hexagons that made up my quilt!
All these beautiful fabric patterns sewn together became the quilt topper.
Then I finished off the sides of the topper and also the binding of the quilt with two other Sis Boom fabrics. Here is the final result.
It is in no way perfect, but it is perfect for my son Will and his little friend Peek A Boo.
So, my question to all of you out there who quilt is this…… Is this how it all starts? You sew one quilt and then you get the bug to sew more quilts? Do you improve which each new one you sew, or are you doomed to keep sewing imperfect quilts like this one, never to improve your skills? Just wondering.
Thanks for looking!
Have a wonderful day!