So I've been reading crafting blogs. My friend Cyndi over at The Quilting Gourmet has a bunch of links off her page and I just followed one one day and found so many more just by link hopping. The ones I'm really liking right now are the quilters like PS I QUILT, Jaybird Quilts, The Drawing Board and Red Pepper Quilts. There are just so many inspiring bloggers out there and I've stumbled upon some very unique bloggers that I enjoy reading immensely.
So anyway, a few weeks ago I started feeling the need to create and looking at what I could create besides scrapbooking. I started knitting and quickly found myself over my head. Since this is what I do, I take something simple and want grand results quickly. Same with quilting. I managed to do a simple quilt for Mickey for Christmas, I can only imagine how it would have turned out had I actually quilted it instead of attaching it to some fleece. The next quilt I worked on was Kale's and I made have to take it apart and add more too it and square it off because apparently I didn't do it right plus I wasn't one for ironing, it was a total fly by the seat of my pants kind of quilt and really, quilts aren't like that. They take a lot of work and you just can't skip steps as I have done.
Kale says the quilt it too small and I told him to use to use his old blanket but he wants to use the one I made but it basically just needs to be redone and I'm not sure if it's possible. I'll see what I have for fabric to add to the sides because it's just not wide enough. I should have tacked it but I tried quilting around some of the blocks to attach it and that just made the fabric bunch up, so I know it's not fitting right. Lessons learned for sure. Measure properly and iron and learn to square off blocks.
I found two patterns that I want to do. There's this flipside quilt pattern at PSIQuilt that I ordered, I'm not sure how long it will take to get here but I'm waiting patiently. I ordered some jelly rolls to try that one out. Yesterday I found a free pattern for Roman Square block pattern. It can be known as a rail fence but I'm using two coordinating jelly rolls I found at Walmart around Christmas that I really want to use for myself. I need my own quilt, so I'm going to make it. I just need to stock up on batting. Anyone know of a good place to order batting from?
Reading: Stolen by Kelley Armstrong
Watching: Smallville Season 8