Hello everyone! We're celebrating National Sewing & Quilting Month all September long! We also created an exclusive Color of My Heart Quilt Pattern for you! Now it's time to see what our bloggers have been creating in their sewing rooms this week. Here's our weekly recap!
First, let's welcome AnneMarie of Gen X Quilters! Earlier this summer, she embarked on creating her first Wiksten tank. So, she decided to she challenge herself to add bias tape accents and create the tank in chambray fabric. We absolutely love this and it's perfect for everyday wear!
Question: How did you start quilting?
AnneMarie: When pregnant with my first son, I decided I wanted to make him a quilt. I had been gifted a sewing machine for Christmas that year, but it hadn't even made it out of the box. I absolutely cannot tell you why I chose a quilt. I may have remembered trying to make a patchwork blanket for my dog growing up - but it never made its way past a bunch of cut up squares. I had no idea what I was doing (i.e. it's not really a quilt - I didn't know to quilt it), but somehow I was uber-proud of my completed Winnie-the-Pooh Joann's flannel blanket.
We're so happy to have Melissa of Happy Quilting come and join us for National Sewing and Quilting Month! And she surprised all of us with 3-D sewing or garment making with creating Frozen-inspired Anna and Elsa capelets. Don't they look adorable?
Question: When was the first time you knew that you were a quilter?
Melissa: I think I considered myself a quilter after designing my own quilt for my first tutorial, Snuggle Squares, that was hosted at the Moda Bake Shop. It was my first time not following a pattern of someone else's and really putting myself out there. It was scary and wonderful all at the same time. Snuggly Squares received such wonderful feedback and I knew it was the start of hobby turned passion.
Question: Do you have any sewing faux pas?
Rach of Family Ever After