I am a huge copycat. When I see something I like, that's exactly what I want. When I saw the quilt my extremely talented cousin Emily made for her nephew I tried my best to copy it (couldn't find the exact fabrics dang it) and even made one for my own nephew who is turning 1 next month. I wish I had taken the time to applique his name like Emily did and embellish the border like she did! Here it is:
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Phew! I was very nervous while putting this block together. I just knew I was going to sew something together wrong as well. But I guess being super nervous can be a good thing, triple checking everything, laying it out exactly like on the instructions, etc. Because it worked! I am so excited! What a beautiful block you chose, Emily!
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Yay! I made my first square! I put it all together and was ironing it and then noticed that I laid it out wrong. All wrong. And my heart sank because I was using my scraps from my yellow bin and had used them up 100% and couldn't go back and replace the two inner parallelograms on the left. I can redo it, Emily, but I'll need more squares or maybe I can find the same gray and white at the quilt store. Such an embarrassing first start to my virtual quilting bee! I was really pleased with how it turned out though. For a beginning quilter, my corners lined up pretty good.