Friday, May 7, 2010
New to all this!
I went to the quilt convention in Melbourne last week, saw the beautiful Civil War Bride Quilt and fell in love. Just had to purchase the pattern and try my hand. I did not intend, at the time, to start on it straight away (in the middle of Jacob's Ladder quilt no 2) but I could not resist. I also purchased a stack of fresh lime, aqua and pink fabrics (among others) at the convention and I decided to experiment with a bit of a different look for 'The Bride'. I am a new quilter and I have never tried applique before. I am also impatient. Therefore, I am using the raw edge applique technique. Is that really bad? I feel like I am cheating after reading so many of your blogs! Anyway, I am happy with the results so far and find the experience quite exciting. I can only imagine how rewarding it must be to complete a needle turned block!!
Willowmere is the name of my property (200 acres just outside Canberra, Australia). We are so lucky to live in a country position only 30 mins away from the city centre!
Thought I might share a photo or two of my progress to date!