I am very, very pleased with myself for this little project. Not because it is fantastically novel , but because for once I am really proud of the final outcome. Go back to 2019 when I enrolled on a quilting course and was thrown in at the deep end with a full sized quilt over three 6 hour sessions which totally exhausted and confused me. I ended up with a quilt and embarked on quilt two, but couldn’t attend the last workshop as youngest son got married on that day. Since then I have made two smaller quilts for grandchildren, but they have been a bit of a cobbled together botched job. The truth is I still didn’t really know what I was about, and the second big quilt lingers on the to be finished pile.
This month I took the sensible decision and decided to go back to basics- start with something really small and do it properly. Find a book and some fabric scraps which don’t scare me, and breathe.
Ok so I have made coasters before, cobbled together botched jobs. These I will do slowly, properly and neatly. Breathe.
Small squares, carefully measured and stitched together- press open the seams and breathe..
As it happens I have always fancied using strawberry fabric for a garden project, but then I used the fabric for other things but there was enough left over.
I am so pleased with myself. I can’t wait to use these for the first garden mug of coffee. And the moral of the story is start small, oh and don’t forget to breathe.
I shall tackle the unfinished quilt- it will be far from perfect, but I shall also try somthing a bit bigger than coasters and learn slowly.
Joining with Kate and others for more Scrap Happy Projects here-
Kate (me!), Gun,Eva, Sue,Lynn,Lynda,
Claire,Jan, Moira,Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Kerry, Claire, Jean, Jon,Hayley, Dawn,
Vera,Nanette, Ann,Dawn 2 and Noreen