Having so much fun making some small projects that give me a chance to practice free-motion quilting. Mostly, it just scares me crazy to think about doing all that work to piece together a beautiful quilt top and then I am convinced that I'll screw up the quilting part by trying to FMQ so I chicken out and never even try.
Well, I finally came to the realization that I could quilt something a little bit, you know, SMALLER than a whole quilt and maybe, just maybe, I'll practice on enough small stuff to get the courage to attempt something larger.
Inspired by the blog Anyone Can Quilt http://anyonecanquilt.typepad.com/my_weblog/ and Sarah's gorgeous cozies I figured I'd make a few to work on FMQ and practice attaching binding. Well, mine will never be as completely adorable as hers (and check out her etsy shop for even more fabulousness), I think I did a pretty good job. And I feel like my morning cuppa joe is one of the most well-dressed coffees in town!
Next on my list: potholders! I'll be making one (my very first!) for the next Portland Modern Quilt Guild meeting swap. Lots of firsts: first guild meeting, first swap and first potholder. Very exciting!