Our assignment for this first link-up is to "Write a blog post about the crafty areas in which you want to gain more confidence, and/or discuss a project you will be working on during the series that will help you gain this confidence." I have two goals, kind of related to each other.
Goal #1: Actually complete a BOM quilt.
I have several BOMs pinned on my Pinterest "Quilts" board, but have yet to actually do any of them. I think my hesitation is because while I've got several finished quilts under my belt, I have little experience in just making blocks. My HST skills are minimal and I've never made a flying goose (is that the right singular for flying geese blocks??). I worry that my seam allowances won't be spot on and I'll end up with half my blocks measuring 1/2" to small and the other half measuring 1/2" too big, and then I'll just get ticked off (at myself) and quit. But hey, the only way to get better is to try, right? And goodness knows, practice certainly makes perfect. I'd also like to one day feel confident enough in these basic skills to participate in a bee of some kind - they seem like a such fun!
|Virtual Quilting Bee|
|Sisters' Ten BOM|
It seems like several of the BOMs I've pinned have at least one paper-pieced block, so I guess I should have made this my first goal instead of the second. Paper piecing is a skill I feel like I need to learn in order to advance in this quilty world, plus the blocks people make are so cool! For example, Faith at Fresh Lemons Quilts is hosting a Lighthouse Quilt Along that looks pretty straightforward but the final result is so clean and graphic. I also found this cute paper pieced goldfish template forever ago that I would love to turn into an actual quilt.
|Lighthouse Quilt Along|
Goal #3: Free motion quilting
|Great sewing machine, small space for quilting.|
Three goals seems like a good start to me! Guess I need to go start