- posted 10 years ago
What can I say? Some of you may know me from alt.sewing, but I just got
addicted to patchwork and quilting. Kate XXXXXX (Hi Kate!) recommended this group before, so now that I'm an official junkie I
thought I might join you.
What have I done so far? Currently I'm working on my first project which I
started during a workshop held by a nice lady where I bought some notions
for my wedding dress. She's got a marvelous choice of patchwork fabrics and
I got curious. I'm working on a little stool, 45 cm cubic, the pattern is
log cabin, two blacks, a grey and red for the center.
However, since I didn't have a proper ruler I went to another charming
little patchwork store in another town and found what I sought, plus, you
might have guessed, a little assorted stash of what you might call fat
quarters, for a bedspread for DD. I also asked the very helpful lady about a
really good book on quilting and she handed me something by Mary Clayton
which is more like an encyclopedia and holds all kinds of patterns and
techniques - highly addictive stuff. (BTW, if you got any suggestions
literaturewise, I'd be more than happy to hear them).
What really took my fancy is something Japanese, a thing you might translate
with 'two circle technique'. I think I'll make a bedspread/additional cover
for my mom's bed in that, and I already started planning measurements.
However, I hit a little snag when it came to chosing fabrics, and I
remembered having read something about EQ 7 here (been lurking for a while,
though not too attentively) and thought I might like something like that.
Any comments on that? I know that Kate has a programm from Wild Ginger for
making dresses and stuff, and it worked miracles for my wedding dress (or
was that just Kate? ;-)) Would you recommend some investment like that?
Well, I'm sure there'll be loads more questions I'll want to ask you as I
dive deeper into the zen-like world of quilting, but for now, this is it...
Have a nice weekend,