Those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile have probably noticed more and more posts about quilting these days. It has become a passion for me – something that relaxes me, but also something that frees that creative part of myself.
Many people have left comments that they wish they could make a quilt – and I have always said, “Go for it. It is not that hard.”
Well, I’ve decided to promote this craft over the next few weeks (maybe months) by offering a series of posts about beginning quilting. I am not an expert. I am largely self taught. I haunt the quilting blogs, the Flickr groups and my local quilt stores. What I have learned is that you do not need to be intimidated by this art. You just need the desire to jump in with both feet and not be fearful. You need to be willing to take a few risks because that is how you learn. You need to let go of perfection and realize that mistakes often make a simple quilt more beautiful. You need to trust your creative process.
You also need to have some basic information which is what this series, I hope, will give you.
My hope is that I can inspire you to make a quilt, or a table runner, or a simple wall hanging. Quilting is not hard (really!). Anyone who wants to do it, can do it. I promise!
So, in the next few weeks watch for the Sew You Wanna Quilt series where I will be posting about the Tools of the Trade, Creating a Space, Fabric Selection (and hoarding!), Cutting Tips, Piecing and Sewing Skills, Quilting from Patterns (or not), Inspiration (including my favorite quilting books), Sewing your First Quilt, the process of Quilting a Quilt, and Finishing a Quilt.