When starting out as new quilters, we usually start with a simple pattern. And we follow that first pattern to the letter. Sometimes down to using the exact fabrics used in the picture or even buying a kit with the fabric already chosen for us.
But then something magical happens.
We begin to wonder… Should I follow the color and value suggestions from the pattern designer? Change a color or value or two? Choose a wild or otherwise unexpected print or fabric?
As a we build our skills, we start to take risks and a world of possibilities opens up. That’s when the making of a quilt turns into an adventure!
Every decision made could lead down the road to disaster… or victory! We’re always learning something about the art and craft of quilting. As my husband puts it, “Worst case scenario you still have a quilt in the end”.
Stacy, Theresa and I (Shelly) started working on quilts together in 2016. It turns out that having other obsessed quilters to obsess with about our quilting obsession makes it even more obsessively fun. Did I mention we’re obsessed?
Quilting adventures are more fun with friends so we thought, “Maybe blogging will be too!” Coming soon we’ll each post a bio about the beginning of our quilting adventures and, in the future, some stories and some tutorials. Specifically I’m working on one about spinning seams on four patches (and nine patches, and sixteen patches, and beyond!).
Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook group if there’s something you’d be interested in hearing about. We’re looking forward to the adventures to come!