Hi! I am Jeannine, and this is my first quilting class I have participated in. I am truly a self-taught quilter. I have never taken an official quilting class before. I took a basic sewing class when I was about 10 years old, but other than that, I have taught myself by trial and error, reading books, looking on line, trying to imitate what other have done, etc…
I live in northern Indiana, and have been quilting for only about 2 years.
I’m not particularily good at following patterns – I prefer to make up my own – sometimes I develop them before I begin and other times I just make it up as I go along.
I am currently working on a special quilt for my husband. He built a great treehouse at our lake house this summer. It was a big 2 year ordeal – you can read about that here. But it kind of defined and consumed him and his summer. He recently asked me to make him a quilt to keep him toasty at night – I like to keep the house colder than he likes. So I wanted to make him something that was very special and specific to him, and so I am making him a "tree house" quilt. (I will post a picture when I get back from a business trip I am on right now. ) I sketched it out on graph paper, gathered all my scraps and started cutting and sewing. I was not entirely sure how big it would turn out to be, and how many borders I would add, etc.
I am excited to try the freeform lettering – I have not yet tried that, and some of the wonky houses and what-not look like lots of fun too.
With the "economic crunch" we are in right now, I am trying to quilt only from fabric I have in my abundant stash, so this will be a good use for some of those scraps and pieces I am no longer as fond of as I was when I bought them, I have been holding on to.
I want to thank Victoria over at Bumble Beans for letting me know about this quilt-class.
You can check out my blog and some of my creations by clicking here.
Let the fun begin!