Friday, April 15, 2011

First Attempt

Hi everybody,  I'm Sharon, I'm a pretty new quilter (been quilting for a year or so), and new member of the site. I loved the making fabric out of nothing idea and asked to join a few week ago, but have been sitting on the sidelines unsure of how, when, where to begin.    I finally just had to dive in - I went home on my lunch break and pulled out the scrap bin and just started sewing stuff together.  I realized it's not quite as easy as it looks...and I sewed myself into a corner a few times,  but I did produce something by the time lunch was over.   My scraps were kind of big because I had been tossing the smaller ones, not realizing how valuable they were!  And some of the pieces were remains from already-assembled borders.  Anyway,  here's my first piece of "made" fabric. Those are 12" floor tiles so the piece is over 12" already.  Any suggestions on what to do next?  Maybe I'll slice it up and reassemble it tonight. I'm looking forward to lots more scrap therapy in the weeks to come!

8 comments:

Karen's Quilts from Cape Town said...

Brilliant first go!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

cut those scraps up! that is a good way to start! there are links in the side bar, how to make fabrics etc... IF you find you work yourself into a corner, you can just CUT it off and add on in another direction... cut sew, cut sew! your off to a great start! Keep on going!

Nathalie said...

Looking good. I like your color combination.

Chris said...

Great start Sharon - and I LOVE your expression, "scrap therapy"! lol

Miki Willa said...

Wonderful start. Great eye for color. Have fun cutting and sewing, then cutting and sewing again. Just follow your instincts, which we can see are good.

sheila 77 said...

Great colour combinations. I almost never use yellow in a patchwork but this looks good. Maybe I'll have to try it.

Sharon Robinson said...

Thanks everybody. It's funny that orange is my very least favorite color, but by some weird accidents it's ended up in about 5 different quilts that I've been working on for the last year or so. I think I've grown to actually like it now! Getting off the computer and ON to the sewing machine now.

Magpie Sue said...

Oh yes, you're off to a good start. Random sewing is definitely trickier than it looks! As you've no doubt discovered, it's also addictive!