I have considered trying to make a quilt... but with my limited sewing experience, the task seems daunting.
I am new to sewing. I started just last winter. I picked up a fairly basic machine and watched a few YouTube videos. Let me tell you, I am super impressed that I was able to learn how to use my new treasure in 30 minutes. I made two crib sized pillow cases on my very first attempt. They turned out pretty great for a beginner (I think... I was beaming!)
I made a pile of receiving blankets which helped with my nesting as well as improved my ability to sew a straight line. I have a wonderful girlfriend who would have date nights with me so I could get out of my house, and work on my mad skills in peace and quiet. Here's the tutorial I used:
I tackled a big project a few months into my new addiction: my Diaper Bag. Let me just say that was a fun-filled 6 hour day of making my hubby keep the kids outside. Its held up though, and its probably the best of all the diaper bags I've ever had :) This is the tutorial:
I haven't yet tried a quilt. I am overwhelmed by the thought of cutting the fabric (This is a part of sewing that I despise...). But, I think that joining this Quilt-Along is going to be the very best way to dabble in quilting. It will also be difficult to bail because its in a group, and I will feel like a failure if I throw in the towel. (I have no shame about this kind of thing when its only me.... a great friend of mine says, "When things get hard I just want to quit". This pretty much sums up how I feel on the inside about things that get rough.) Sewing has been a love-hate kind of thing for me. Mostly love.. but when the machine starts acting up by doing the "hairy thing" which usually only shows up on the bottom side so I only notice when I'm DONE something, or when the bobbin runs out of thread and I haven't noticed until I'm finished something there's a lot of rage. Sometimes I will notice myself using language that I don't feel is appropriate for such a domestic hobby. That's when I have to stop whatever it is I'm doing and come back to it another day. lol.
I'm doing the quilt. Even if it kills me. I will share progress along the way. Also, if there is anyone out there who'd like to join this journey with me, please join! The support will be great for first-time quilters like myself. *Nudge in the general direction of some gals I know*.... ;)
Let the fun/frustration begin!