Mar 29, 2009

Show and Tell: Quilt Along

Musings of A Beautiful Mess

Angela made me do it! Our beautiful, talented Angela over at Third Time's A Charm posted an entry about a quilt along. I thought "hey that looks like fun, maybe I'll join in". So I did. After many many MANY emails with Angela, who is a VERY patient woman by the way, we decided that the quilt in the picture above would be easy for me to do. I picked different colors and she gave me a list of things I'm going to need. She is also sending me a few things, as well as the fabric and directions. She has faith in me, I sure I hope I don't let her down. I tried to convince her to move to Oregon, but she didn't take the offer. Although, I think it'll be easier on her if she does move here. I can't imagine it being easy to teach someone how to quilt through email.

So, here we go. I'm going to do my best to NOT drive Angela crazy while attempting to quilt. This should be interesting to say the least, I don't sew. I can sew hols in my husband's socks and I've been known to patch a hole in a pair of jeans, but I've never actually sewed something worthwhile. If you're interested, go to Angela's blog. She has all the supplies you will need listed there. Please for the love of Goddess and everything that is holy, if you can sew and have time, do the quilt along. It can't just be me! I know my quilt won't look at beautiful as hers and If I'm the only one then she will be so ashamed! No really though, if you have time, you should do it. I'll post pictures when mine is done and ya'll can laugh at point at it. It'll be A LOT of fun!

Head on over to Mel's and see what the rest of the class is showing.

P.S. Last week I showed some coffee mugs that pictured animals that were uhhhh.."getting to know each other".
mrsmoore08 sent me a link to look up the mugs. I checked out the website and they didn't have the mugs. BUT I did find the company that sells them and they aren't too expensive. If any of you are interested, here's the link.

23 friends have commented:

Kristin on March 29, 2009 at 10:52 AM said...

I am fighting the urge to join. Check out this post and you'll understand why.

BTW, I think I need those mugs.

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL on March 29, 2009 at 10:56 AM said...

WAY cool! Looks amazing...you are talented! :)

JuliaS on March 29, 2009 at 12:09 PM said...

Oh I can't wait to see your pictures when you are finished!

mrsmoore08 on March 29, 2009 at 12:29 PM said...

Yay! I'm glad you found the mugs! Did you order some? You'll have to keep us updated on your quilt. I would love to learn how! Good luck!

Jill on March 29, 2009 at 2:36 PM said...
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Erica on March 29, 2009 at 2:37 PM said...

I'd love to try quilting, but honestly, I suck at anything artsy. I learned how to knit two winters ago and it took me until summer to finish my scarf. Needless to say, I don't knit anymore.

Thanks for your support on my blog. It's nice to "meet" you.

Jim and Jenn on March 29, 2009 at 2:59 PM said...

KUDO'S to you for having the nerve and energy to try hon! I have total faith in you.

I can tell you that I am sure your very worst attempt would be 10X better than my BEST attempt at quilting.

Last time I tried anything in the sewing/knitting/crocheting realm...all my friends and family ended up with incredibly lopsided and ugly scarves!

Keep us posted!!!
You are woman!!!

rocket.queen. on March 29, 2009 at 3:57 PM said...

I LOVE it. When can I commission you to make one for Quinlon?? ;)

Wish I had any knack for sewing, but I will stick to what I know. I am damn good at knitting.

Parenthood For Me on March 29, 2009 at 4:07 PM said...

Good for you for diving in and trying sewing. That's what i did. I had always wanted a sewing machine and my MIL is a great sewer. About 5 yrs ago I got the sewing machine for christmas. I took me about 6 months but i busted it out and starting fooling around. I am not a great sewer at all. But I try and it is a great hobby. I am going to check out the quilt along! And the mug link. That is hilarious.
Good luck.

My name is Andy. on March 29, 2009 at 4:23 PM said...

Very cool and good luck! I can't wait to see pictures!!

Mommy (You can call me OM) on March 29, 2009 at 4:34 PM said...

Good luck! I wouldn't have the slightest idea how to do that. I can't wait to see the finished product.

infertilityrocks on March 29, 2009 at 5:16 PM said...

Wow! Looks fab already...I love your color combos...so fun and summery!!!

Lori on March 29, 2009 at 7:11 PM said...

I so admire you for doing this!

I bet it turns out that Angela is not only a great email teacher, but also that her faith in you is well-placed.

No pressure, though. Hehe.

Taylor on March 29, 2009 at 7:30 PM said...

Pretty quilt, goodluck!

Carrie on March 29, 2009 at 7:38 PM said...

I can't wait to see how the quilt comes out! I am very proud of your ambition-- post pictures as it progresses. :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Hugs,
Carrie

one-hit_wonder on March 29, 2009 at 9:21 PM said...

I grew up in a culture of quilters, but have never tried it myself! Keep posting re: your progress!

cysteract on March 30, 2009 at 3:54 AM said...

oh my I soo would love to be able to do this I've always wanted to own a quiltlike this

Good luck with it keep us updated on yoru progress!

kate on March 30, 2009 at 4:14 PM said...

That is so cool! I made a baby quilt for a friend once (just simple blocks- no fancy design), but that has been the extent of my quilting prowess. I've never tried again, though on occasion I pick up fat quarters or whatnot thinking that I'll get around to trying, but never do.

Maybe after the semester is over and all, I'll get around to giving it a go again, but for now, I'll just have to live vicariously through you!

Heather and Jase on March 30, 2009 at 6:58 PM said...

Rock on! I am not allowed near sharp objects or I'd try and join.

Heather and Jase on March 30, 2009 at 7:33 PM said...

It will be worth it tho. My grandmother made me a quilt when I was 17 and it's the only blanket I can sleep with. No matter what the temp. I am always cozy under it.

And no it's not the magic of grandma, right now she and I are on the outs but she makes a damn good quilt!

ak_sapphire on March 31, 2009 at 3:07 PM said...

i've been looking for something just like this to help me learn how to quilt! i'm in! can't wait to see your pics and i'll post mine as well!

JamieD on March 31, 2009 at 5:30 PM said...

How fun! I can't wait to see yours!

Third times a charm on April 1, 2009 at 7:49 PM said...

I am so glad Danielle has sucked a few more of you in. The next step is now posted and we are getting underway, but it's not too late for anyone to join.

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