New Patterns & Concepts
New patterns….. Well I have to admit, I have never followed a pattern. I have seen them in books and magazines. But never made a quilt from a pattern made by anyone else but me.
New concepts…. On the other hand, are things I have been tackling since day one. My Krazy Katz quilt, being the first quilt I ever made, was obviously filled with new concepts! It was a combination of piecing and applique. Borders and binding. It was ALL new to me.
But I did finish it. And I learned sew much!
I learned how to piece. How to do turned applique by machine. How to baste a quilt. How to quilt with the walking foot AND to made my first attempt at free motion quilting. And I learned how to make and apply binding.
And I learned something else. Something very important and dear to my heart.
I learned that I was born to quilt!
And I dove right into that quilty pool! All kinds of applique. Some basic piecing.
I found out that sewing curves was actually fun!
Sewing hexagons by machine…
Well, they turned out to be oblongagons
in my case, but…..
New patterns and concepts challenge us to keep on learning. To keep building on our skills. To take on something we have never tried before.
And to keep us inspired to make something new. And create something wonderful. And to have a great time doing it…….. Because we tried!
I sure hope that I will help to encourage and inspire you to try something new.
And to create something wonderful. Because, if I can do it…. YOU CAN, TOO!
I believe in YOU!
This theme for this weeks’ link up over at Jessica’s blog – Quilty Habit – is New Patterns & Concepts. This is part 3 of the Sewing With Certainty Series
. You aught to check out all the others who have linked up this week and read their thoughts on the subject. While you’re at it, if you haven’t been following along, click on the pretty picture to visit Jessica. From her page you can click on all the past weeks’ link ups!
Leave a Reply