Friday, 25 January 2013
Baby Quilt for a Boy
This week I have been learning to quilt. By watching videos on you tube. My first experience of you tube was through my son, who would view videos of people doing stupid and dangerous things. Which he found highly amusing.
It never occurred to me there would be videos on there that I would find useful but there are hundreds, if not thousands of videos showing us how to do all sorts of things. It's actually a great learning resource. I have watched many quilting videos over the last week and learnt enough to make this baby quilt without too many mishaps.
If I had been reading the instructions from a pattern or book, I am sure I would have made a lot of mistakes and spent a lot of time unpicking and re sewing. To be honest I probably would have lost the plot and thrown the whole project in the bin. (I don't have huge amount of patience when this sort of thing starts to go wrong.)
So I would just like to say a Big Thank you to all those people that take the time to make the HOW TO videos especially.... The quilters, the cooks, the card makers and all the contributing crafters I have learnt so much from .
Anyway this is my first attempt at making a quilt and I am quite pleased with the way it is turning out, I may even make another one in pink when this one is finished.
This was a nice easy project to start me off with. It's a quilt as you go project and being a baby quilt it's not huge so I didn't get bored and abandon it.