Project Quilt : Getting Started

So my best friend politely pointed out to me that my latest mission (quilting) was something I had mentioned doing last year but never got around to. I have a love for blankets (there’s probably 4 in my living room alone) so naturally – why wouldn’t I want to make my own? After a recent visit with my co-worker to a cute little store called “The Red Hen” in Marietta, I was bitten by the quilting bug again. We had been searching for Amy Butler fabric and found out this shop was said to carry it. Well walking in – we found out the entire place was entirely devoted to quilting. The prices are decent (around $8 a yard) and – oh yeah – it happens to be on my way home from work. Score!

Arriving home, I did a little Google image search online for some ideas to get my mind working. I found a book called “Make Your Own Contemporary Quilts” and loved the cover. I have a pretty basic sewing machine so I knew I didn’t want to tackle anything with a crazy swirly pattern and I really like

Contemporary quilt that shouldnt be too hard on my machine

the modern look of this one. I decided to do a little mock up of some different color combos in photoshop and decided on a creme/gray-brown/purple combination. I already had a fabric in mind from my house that’s a crème shade so I wanted to design around that. Anyway – this should help me keep my scheme in mind when shopping for fabric. Next step will be shopping and some quilting how to homework.

Contemporary quilt that shouldn’t be too hard on my machine