For years now, I've been wanting to make a quilt. The fabrics, the designs... I was smitten. However, there was always something holding me back: I didn't *actually* know how to sew, which is sorta kinda important if you're going to make a quilt. So I've heard, anyway. Hah.
With Kate-the-Enabler's help and guidance, I eventually found my way around the basics. I say "found my way" because, no, I don't think I've mastered them. But I can thread my sewing machine and I can sew a straight line. I decided I was good to go.
I chose a relatively simple design for my first project, Alice by Red Pepper Quilts. It features 2 traditional blocks, log cabins and four-patch blocks, and looked easy enough to my newbie eyes. I started sewing.
Here's the thing though: the finished size as stated by the pattern is 40.5 inches x 48.5 inches (about 1 meter x 1.3 meters). And that's... small, you know? Now... maybe it's my newbieness talking here, but when I think "Quilt", I think "Blanket". 40.5 in x 48.5 inches is a lap quilt. It's a decorative piece. It's not a blanket.
No worries, I thought. I'll just make it bigger by making more blocks! How hard can that be?
So that's what I did, my friends. I made more blocks.
Happy Sewing, Friends!