First, let me tell you that I'm TERRIFIED about making a quilt. I've attempted a couple of times at making quilt squares and they never came out right. That's the great thing about doll clothing, it's a little forgiving. But on a quilt, it's noticeable if things don't line up just right. And you have to use math. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE math, however whenever it comes to applying it to sewing, 2 + 2 never = 4 for me.
But, I'm going to overcome my fear and triumph my need to pass on a legacy with this summer quilt challenge.
I need parameters when I'm learning a new thing. I need a schedule, and a deadline. I need to be held accountable. I need a short timeline. I need variety. Or things sometimes have a way of not getting done. So I have set up this challenge to HOPEFULLY be no-fail, and you can help hold me accountable!
Here's the dealio: from June 1st through August 31st, I will be making 50 different 12 inch squares for my first ever Queen Size Quilt, and finishing it up. (I'll write about how I came up with that figure in another post, with links how you can figure out to do your own). I think that 92 day deadline will be good, that means I have a little over a day to make each square, and the rest of the time to squander trying to figure out sashing, quilting and binding. Every day (or every other day) I will post the "square of the day", a tutorial how I made it (or where I found a tutorial for it). I will be getting inspiration and patterns from searching the internet and Pinterest - here's my board if you want to follow it :)
You are more than welcome to follow along. And if you do, please feel free to share your progress; I'd love to see how it's coming along for you.
Anyway, that's all for now. I have a few things on the cutting table waiting to be sewn up and shipped to a fabulous doll! Stay tuned for the progress of this challenge :)