If you follow me on Instagram (@lostandfawned), you know I was a busy bee this Saturday! I woke up early and decided to try a different style quilt block. I found a stack of fat quarters Jared had purchased a few years ago to wrap my christmas presents (super cute linen prints from Japan) and got to work. By noon I had the whole top finished. I ran to the local craft store, picked up my batting, simple unbleached muslin for the backer and some pretty red wool yarn and rushed home. By dinner time my first scrap quilt was finished and folded.
It’s small. I’m not sure what I’ll do with it. Probably keep it wrapped up until we have a little one to use it. But I used heavier batting so it’s nice and thick. I love how soft the muslin is on the back and the tufting makes it so casual and a little kitch.
I did learn a few things along the way…
I’m about halfway through the top of a much larger, much pinker, half-square style quilt. It’s looking really good! I haven’t decided if I’m going to tuft this one again or try hand quilting or try to re-calibrate my machine to sew a nicer line. I’ll see how it looks when the top is finished and pressed.
I’m totally hooked though. I have about 4 different quilts planned out in my head already and before we know it, we’ll be swimming in blankets. At least my massive fabric collection is finally being put to work. I’ve been hoarding fabric for years knowing I would use it someday.
Have you tried a new craft yet this year? How are you staying busy through these winter months? Any tips for a newbie quilter?