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quilting? really, you're going to try that!

Yes, yes I am. I’m a pretty crafty person, but I haven’t tackled many sewing projects. I’ve done a few pillows here and there, but that’s about it. Over the past couple months I’ve noticed that quilts don’t have to be the old grandma things that I always imagined. There are some really great modern quilting patterns out there and if I choose one that is simple enough I’m sure I can do it.

I figured that I should start with something I know well. I know color and patterns! I’ve studied color theory in college and frequently put my color knowledge to use when designing a print advertisement at the agency or when choosing the color to put on my walls in my loft. I also know how to find images to pull inspiration from. (my favorite tool to use is So that is exactly what I did. Below is a glimpse of some of the images I pulled as inspiration.

I then started researching fabrics and fabric designers who sell fabrics by the yard, and for an affordable price. I found 3 in particular that had what I needed for this project. I may need to get some more solids later on once I know what the pattern is. See the fabric supplier list below.

1. Sew, Mama, Sew!
2. Umbrella Prints
3. Modern Organic Fabrics

(Does anyone know where I can find a fabric that is similar to the one in the image with the spools of thread? I’m needing a dotted stripe pattern)

The hardest part of this whole project so far is choosing a pattern and pulling the trigger on it. I think I need to do something with triangles, but my mind isn’t totally made up yet. I plan to purchase my fabric choices soon and decide on a pattern.

Do any of you have any good resources for first time quilters? Any tips or obvious things that I may be looking over? Am I crazy for even considering doing this? I look forward to hearing about your quilting and patchwork projects.

2 comments on “quilting? really, you're going to try that!

  1. Hmm, I’d like some tips for first time quilters, too! I think Susan Beal has a new quilting book that looks good. I haven’t made a quilt yet but I want to.
    Found your blog via Sometimes Sweet and it’s lovely! Looking forward to seeing how the quilt turns out.

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