Sunday, April 24, 2011

I Got The Notion to Quilt

When I started this blog I said I was going to get back into sewing but that has not happened. I absolutely love working on collages. There is something really wonderful about cutting and gluing paper. Can't explain it. While I'm still not ready to make clothes, I am going to make this quilt I cut out a year ago. I love these fabrics by Robert Kaufman. This collection is called "You Got The Notions."
Now, if you are familiar with this collection you know it is several years old. I didn't discover it until well after it had come out. Not that it matters. I don't know if people say things like "Oh, that's so last year," with quilt fabric. Well, if those people were looking in my clothes closet they would be saying "Oh, that's so ten years ago." Anyway, I totally admire people that have a gorgeous quilt made five minutes after a new line comes out. I'll just justify my behindness on the fact that I am a beginner when it comes to quilting. That said, I am still taking way too long to get this made. Here is the pattern I am working off of.
It is a free pattern you can get on the Robert Kaufman website. Of course I bought way more fabric than I need to finish this because I thought this fabric could be used for tons of other ideas I had. At the moment I can't remember any of them but that's a problem for another day.  Here is what I made so far.
This wasn't exactly the easiest thing to cut out or sew for a beginner quilter since I had a lot of fussy cutting to do and I had to learn how to miter the corners of those fussy cut pieces. (See the zipper fabric on the top squares.) Well it feels good to sit at the sewing machine again and now that I have shown you that I am working on it, I will have to keep going so I don't look like a quilting loser. 

Definition of Fussy Cut: To fussy cut is to target and cut a specific motif that's printed on fabric, rather than randomly cutting yardage as we normally do. (From

1 comment:

  1. Susan, thanks for visit and nice comment on my blog, I'm sure it will be a very beautiful quilt when it is finish.