Today I completed another first - a 12" block for the Quilting Block Swaps Australia II group. Yay for me. It seems that I am slowly, but surely, on the way to becoming a *gasp* quilter. :)
As requested by my partner, Alex, I made a Baby Bunting block in white & a pastel (in this case, yellow). It was the first time I had ever attempted this design (disclaimer below) and I am more than happy with the result. I hope Alex likes it. I am really looking forward to receiving my block from her.
DISCLAIMER: Technically this was the second time I attempted the Baby Bunting, with my first trial a few days ago. Unfortunately I learnt a few hard lessons on this occassion which resulted in me having to have another shot at it.
Firstly, it's probably not always the smartest plan for a newbie quilter to drink wine while sewing. It may result in none of the seams even remotely matching up as they should. I suggest that if you pour yourself a wine... you also go looking for your seam ripper so that it's on hand. You may need it. Four times. For one seam.
Secondly, when the pattern calls for lines to be drawn with a quilters' pencil - pen is not a suitable alternative. Ever.
And, lastly, 1/4" seam means 1/4" seam. Simple. ;)