I've spent the last couple of days on my first attempt at a patchwork quilt! I bought a really useful book called, of all things, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Quilting....not that I consider myself an idiot (not most of the time anyway lol) but the book starts from the absolute basics and doesn't assume you know what to do already like a lot of others I've looked at. I'm really enjoying it, although cutting out the fabric shapes is a bit tedious. Pete's starting to complain about me taking over the whole house though, because I've got stuff laid out everywhere. He's even offered to buy a table to go in the rumpus room so I can use it as a craft room. The new sewing machine is fab, and some of the accessories like the piecing foot make it a breeze! :D I've even had my first go at applique which, while far from perfect, isn't bad for a first attempt! It's going to be a while before I have anything worth showing though, so don't hold your breath for pics. I think I've found another expensive hobby! Lol
I'm having such a ball with it, I've asked for this kit for my birthday...
which isn't until June 29th, so by that time I hope to have done most if not all of my 'practice' quilt. The kit is called Rose Garden and it looks a relatively simple design and not too big so I think it will be a good next step.
CGF hasn't been totally neglected though...I've been stitching in the evening while I watch (or rather, listen to)TV, so she's moving on. I'll update with a pic in a day or two.