so i've taken up a new hobby. and it's terrible. not terrible in the sense that it's an awful hobby. terrible in the sense that a-i don't need another hobby, b-i don't need another EXPENSIVE hobby, and even worse c-another hobby that takes up a lot of space! but seeing as how i can't ever really just ease in to things, i've jumped in full speed ahead!
it's quilting. and i have my two friends, nancy and traci to thank. or blame. see, nancy was wanting to host a quilt block swap. and traci was going to join. and they both pretty much talked me into doing it, too. now mind you, i have never quilted a thing in my life!! i have sewn a few things here and there, but a quilt? get out! but they both assured me it would be simple and that if i could sew a moderately straight line, i could do it.
i gave in and joined the swap. and then i went to the fabric store to get fabric for my blocks. and it was pretty much history from there. i knew i was in deep trouble. the swap was a string block swap, and in theory you use your fabric scraps to make the block. since i didn't really have fabric scraps to use, i had to buy some. and once i realized all the amazingly cute fabric that is out there, i was hooked! i picked some fabric and went home. then decided that maybe i should make some more. so i went back to the fabric store. then ventured to one (or several) of the grundle of stores located near me. now i have a nice little stash of fabric!
so now here it is, probably 6 weeks later and i'm on my third quilt. haven't finished any of them yet, but my mind is wild with ideas! so my stamping/crafting blog may now have a little quilting mixed in! and don't worry...i'm NOT giving up card making or mixed media. i love them too much! just adding another addiction to the mix!!!
here's the first quilt block i made. it's terrible and uneven but i love it because it's what got me hooked. and of course it involves cute birds!!!