I can tell that I’m already getting hooked on this sewing thing. I’ve had a busy last couple of weeks and didn’t really get a chance to get behind the sewing machine much and I sort of missed it! I’ve realized that I find sewing to be relaxing and am enjoying adding it to my schedule and making it a new hobby.
I did get a chance this weekend to transfer my focus back to the baby quilt I’m making. I finished all 180 of my HSTs for it a few weeks back but then set them aside and have been working on other things.
Well I finally laid out all of those stacks of HSTs into the layout for my quilt top and have started working on sewing the rows together. It was quite a process trying to evenly distribute the colors across the entire quilt and I had to move things around a few times before I was happy with it. Thankfully I can leave it on the floor of our spare bedroom and just close the door to keep the dog from disturbing all the squares!
It is kind of amazing to me how much all of those quarter inch seam allowances add up when you multiply them across the entire width of the quilt top. Check out how much the rows shrink when sewn together!
I’m really excited about how it is turning out so far! What surprised you the most when you were working on your first quilt?