InstructionsI have no special instructions. I just took my first class in October, and took some of what I learned and turned it into this quilt which I made for my boss and his wife.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Casual, Whimsical
100% cotton, plus a touch of satin
What was your inspiration?
I've been sewing since I was 6 and I am "older" now...while I was taking the class, my instruction was impressed and asked why I hadn't quilted before. I responded it was because I wasn't impressed with the older earlier designs, but now quilting is an art form. I took this to her when it was done and she was VERY impressed...the photos I have showing it completed are too small to fit on Craftsy's page but it had my boss and his wifes initials in the upper left section...little butterflys in the middle...and the Poppys, were taken from a book I can't find right now...but I contacted the designer and asked it it was ok to use her Poppy pattern and she said yes...I have since sent her a photo and she liked it. The actual cover of her book is yellow with a field of poppys...each poppy had about 6 or 7 individual pieces which I cut out, laid on a pattern, and stitched onto the fabric. They were very pretty and my boss's wife sent me the sweetest note, indicating as well, that she had wanted to quilt but wound up not being able to take the class. She asked her husband, my boss, why anyone would give away something so beautiful...;I told him to tell her when someone is as terrific as he is, even if he has to reprimand me, it is a joy to give something back.
What are you most proud of?
The entire quilt...it is my very first completed project.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?