Saturday, 1 February 2014

Focus; or not!

There is only one thing wrong with being a Newbie and that is I feel pulled in all directions to try new ideas and techniques. I need to find my quilting niche. Will I be a traditionalist, a hand quilter, a modern quilt fan? EPP or FPP?  I would love to say I have a quilting finish but I don't and it may be some time before I do.

Here's what I have on the go at the moment:

  • Hand quilting my first patchwork sampler. Ongoing-  I've finished 8 blocks, 4 to go and the borders. I really enjoy the quiet time but I am very slow
  • Machine patched sampler for my beginners class. Ongoing for the next 2 months or so. I have completed 2 blocks and need to cut the next this weekend

  • Hummingbird quilt: Ongoing and need to crack on with this before Lexie's new bed is delivered! LOVE FPP!!
  • Classic Meets Modern QAL  Just got the second block instructions for February from Erin. This months block is called the Amethyst block. It looks very simple apart from the "Y" seams but I'm hoping to do a few variations with the middle square. I might attempt a wonky cross or porthole - watch this space. 

Sew at Home Mummy

I've also got numerous knitting and a crochet project on the go but I'm saving them for another post tomorrow to link up with Wool on Sundays at Rainbow Hare Quilts

It is raining yet again in South Wales and it looks as if February is going the same way as January. Spare a thought for all those who are living in the areas of the South-west, especially Somerset, that have been devastated by the flooding.

Off to quilt my sampler,



  1. Be proud you're trying so many techniques! I've only been Quilting for two and a half years and I'm still figuring out what i love and my style. Your blocks look great :-)

    1. Thank you Lucy. I feel slightly constrained at the moment. I'm a bit(!!) of a perfectionist and everything has to look right. Still, the more techniques I try the more I'll improve I suppose. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

  2. Great projects....good luck with all of them. You will "fall into" your style eventually. Nice that you are trying so many different projects. I am a traditional quilter, hand and machine quilting, needle worker (because I like hand work, cross-stitch, embroidery, etc.), an occasional knitter, reader and gardener. That is too many things, but I love it all.

    1. My mother always used to say I had a 'butterfly brain" I could never settle on one thing.

  3. I don't think you should be worrying about finding your style just enjoy what you are doing and one of these days you will discover that your style has found you. I have been quilting for a couple of years and I have no idea what my style is and it doesn't bother me one bit :)

  4. Don't try and label yourself. Just enjoy what you do and how you do it xxx


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