My friend V, who lives in the Big Apple and has her own blog Bumble Beans (click on name to view her site),
can do all of it.
I entered the blog world myself and started following her posts daily. I was captivated by her dedicated and interactive Followers and
I love fabrics and prints!
Life comes full circle and here I go.
I signed up for Quilting 101.
Last night was a real treat!
I decided to go the Ladybug route (for my border)........I am sure it's no surprise to those of you that know me best and realize that ever since I gave birth to Kate I am unable to think of anything else. Ladybugs are a good luck charm and I can use a lot of that for my first project.
I learned how to cut a clean edge with the Rotary Cutter, which I have been warned can also perform most surgeries.........chop off a finger, a toe, etc. Definitely keep out of children's reach.
I also learned the three factors that make a quilt attractive:
lights, darks, and the Kicker!
Then I was taught about the one question that daunts most quilters:
"Which came first the chicken or the egg?" in quilting world that translates to:
" To wash or not to wash" the fabrics before beginning the cutting and sewing process.
It all depends on the color and the purpose of the quilt. Or just personal preference.
My teacher believes that most of the cotton fabrics today have been developed to not bleed the way they used to, but there are always exceptions.
I am in a six week program and by the end of it I will have myself a Baby Quilt to hang on Kate's wall and gawk at it together.