Well, I’m never the one to wait 6 months to finish a project. Oh wait, yes I am.
If you remember (I know you don’t), the quilting class that Jenny and I took at The Creative Connection, you know that I started a great table topper. (The class was taught by Camille Roskelley.)
Don’t you love her Moda Fabric line? You bet I do. I may have just spotted it at Ben Franklin (I didn’t know they carried so much Moda) and about had a heart attack. Then I bought a lot of it. A lot.
Back to the story. I quilted the topper in the fall but it sat unfinished…. until now. I finally got around to binding it. (Ridiculous that I waited so long.)
How cute is this?
It’s such a nice little spring touch to the living room. I’m thinking of using these fabrics for my kitchen curtains. Just love them. Such pretty patterns and a nice vintage feel.
On a related note, I’ve been getting emails from folks about quilting. Some of you want to learn to quilt, too. If you can sew a (kinda) straight line, you can quilt. It’s not hard, it just takes some time and some learning. All of which you can do.
In case you are interested in quilting, here are some links and resources that I hope can help you get started. I’m not a even close to being good enough to teach anyone, but I’ve learned a lot and find that the more I read, practice and try, the better.
So here we go…
How I learned
I sewed for the first time on my momma’s machine at a class at Michael’s. The class left a little (okay, a lot) to be desired, but it was enough to get me going. I probably should have known how to use a sewing machine before I went, but such is life.
I quilted on and off for a while and then took on two quilts to give as wedding gifts to our parents. It broke me.
Then, I started quilting again in the last few years, when I started seeing all the beautiful, modern designs online.
Blogs and books I recommend for quilting
These are a few quilting books I own and find helpful: