I knew I would need a post Christmas distraction.
This is going to be a good one. I woke up thinking about it this morning.
That is good,so good but I am such a bad finisher!
Anyway, let's look on the positive.
Here we have the idea. A Scary Squares Monster Quilt for William.
It would suit his personality so well. Bright,bubbly and full of mischief and fun.
I have to say I have never made a quilt before. I have started several but made, as in completed, actually finished. NO!
But 2014 is going to be different. This quilt is going to be created with love and finished with joy!
I love buying material. I love the rolls of fabric. I love the colours and patterns and when I buy it I know one day I will use it.
Williams' Mummy knows me so well and sent me this Ecard via Pinterest the other day. It did make me laugh.
But, I am actually inspired to make this quilt using my stash. I love my stash and am already enjoying pulling it all out and matching materials to the monsters.
There is still a lot more in the Craft cupboard!
So neat and tidy until you open the door!
And that's not includIng the bits and pieces in the cupboard of doom under the stairs! But I think all crafters have similar stashes and love them just as much as me.
I was really delighted when I found this great big piece of material which will be perfect for the backing of the quilt.
It is actually a darker shade of purple than that.
And so many other lovely bits and pieces.
I would love to think I can make this quilt using all my lovely pieces of fabric and I made a start on the first piece yesterday.
Monster number 1! Yay! I want to hand stitch the monsters onto the backing fabric as I want to sew lots of love into this quilt and I have never used a machine to appliqué . My Singer sewing machine that I have had for 50 years only sews straight lines forwards.
Now, I did iron on Vilene which made the monster stand to attention. That's OK for that first piece but I am going to have to go on a fact finding mission to find out what I can use to put between the monsters and the backing fabric to give some squashy definition. I don't want it to all look flat.
I am going to learn so much. This squishy monster layer is going to have to be both soft and washable.
But, I will have to wait until later to Google all bout it. I will be doing some blog hopping as well . There are some gorgeous quilts in Blogland and folks are so kind with sharing information. I will have to wait as we are off to a post Christmas Party. Wow! Someone else doing the cooking. Perfect.
So here we have it. Quilt Away block 1 done and dusted.