Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Learning to quilt
I've been having a blast these last couple of months, playing with my old fabrics, buying new ones, and stacking them all over every flat surface available, waiting for them to tell me what they want to be.
I've also been the intrepid bargain hunter, and spending my fabric shopping time cruising the marked down fabrics at the Quilt in a Day store in San Marcos. They had a big sale in early July...30% off everything, including the bolts that were already marked down to $4 or 5 a yard.
One of those days, I found yardage designed by the Laguna Beach artist, Wyland, who is famous for his fabulous outdoor murals of whales. I found two other fabrics to accompany it...one that reminds me of kelp, one that could be loosely imagined as bubbles in water. I didn't know where to start, so I cut the one yard panel apart in three sections and have started adding these two fabrics in. I'll update when I come up with the final product. For now, it's all so new, I'm just treading in uncharted waters, hoping for a decent outcome. P.S. The four year old who will receive this quilt will have little to no interest in my piecing or quilting ability...a real bonus.