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 imgspark.com) 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.
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.