All of the powerhouse women in my family make quilts.
My MeeMaw made quilts from double knit fabric she found at thrift stores. My mom makes these now, and they aren't the prettiest things to look at, but they are warm and they last forever. My Grandma hand quilts absolute masterpieces that are more for display purposes...you would never take one of her quilts outside and h
ave a picnic on it.
I'm aiming for a combination of the two. And I have been chomping at the bit to get one started, and now that the wedding is done with and those DIY projects are over, I can figure out how to make a quilt.
I'm starting with a baby-sized quilt, because I don't want to invest the money and time into a full sized quilt when this is a learning experiment for me. I was sold when I saw the Road Trip Quilt, and I bought fabric for my very first quilt adventure today! The fabric is the Nicey Jane line from Z&S Fabrics. Originally I was going to with some 1930's repro fabric I found in my hometown quilt shop, but it was $9/yard and I wasn't 100% crazy about it. THEN Z&S announced a 20% site wide sale, and the line I had wanted from the get go was suddenly affordable.
This is what I bought:
I think the colors go together nicely but aren't super matchy-matchy. Hopefully they'll come in ASAP and I can get started!
What was the first big post-wedding DIY project that you took on, or are you DIY-exhausted and don't want to hear about this nonsense?