My favorite this week is quilting. I made my first quilt about ten years ago when a friend of mine had a baby.
This is what it looks like. Apparently it's still together. Then I didn't do any more quilting until my first grandson was born. I wanted to make him a quilt, so I my friends, Amanda and Jane, helped me make this quilt.
I think that before I made Mikey's quilt, I bought a cutting pad, ruler, and rotary cutter. Then, I decided I wanted to make one for my bed (this was an item on my bucket list), so the next quilt I made was for my bed. and I've made a few more since then. Mostly baby quilts and lap quilts. I've also made a second quilt for my bed.
I love the cutting and the piecing, even though I can't seem to get everything exact. I need to work on being more precise. I love when the squares come together and make the pattern. I enjoy the quilting part. I am not very patient so I get anxious to get it finished and don't do it as carefully as I should. But with the last few I've done, I've been quite pleased. And I enjoy hand sewing the binding. The only thing I struggle with is colors. I have the hardest time with that. Colors, getting the right amount of fabric, deciding on the pattern -- those are the things I struggle with.
Anyway, here is a nine patch for my newest quilt ..
And that will become a disappearing nine patch ..
I think this will look pretty good. I may do some of the blocks with pink instead of white .. what do you think? I also need a name for the quilt, any ideas?
That's it. That's my favorite. Quilting.