What's the way to start a blog? For me, this has been a question without an answer to it in the last couple of weeks. I've played with the idea of blogging for quite some time, but somehow it always ended with lots of unconnected links and posts just dangling around...And then I started diving into the world of quilting and patchwork blogs. There are so many wonderful blogs out there and I'm only starting to understand the (global) community behind it all. The support for other quilters I have seen is simply great and I am gaining a lot of inspiration and new knowledge from all these different blogs. And I think I would like to be part of that community. Maybe not to the same extent as many others online can do this. But nonetheless I'll give it a try.
Seeing the FAL Q3 link party start was just the push I needed to start writing this post and finally beginning my blog. And I am hoping to better keep on track with my finishes and projects. I am totally new to quilting and patchworking, but it has totally caught me. So here's my list of planned finishes for Q3 2016.
1. finish the top of my first quilt ever
It has been a long journey already, and it already is quite large. I started it in November 2015 - not knowing what I had started at that point in time. The rows in a darker blue, petrol/turquoise, dark and light green are still missing and I am planning on getting those joined in Q3.
2. finish at least 3 of the quilted table sets
Not knowing whether to try and hand quilt or machine quilt the large quilt above (never really having done either...), I started sewing up some table sets from scraps and hand quilting them. Surprisingly it's not as bad as I had thought. Once I read enough posts on hand quilting (for beginners), telling me to not be concerned too much about the size of the stitches and some kind of perfect, I felt set to go. So one table set is already completed and the hexies for 6 table sets are also done (a picture of the blue hexagon is missing). But since time is scarce, I'll stick to planning on finishing 3 in this quarter.
So let's see, where it takes me 🙂
Hope to see you around,