I'm very excited to share with you today, my first 'official' quilt blocks! I'm a follower of so many quilting blogs and I've admired their work as an on-looker, but never taken the plunge to give it a go myself. My cutting skills are pretty useless and I've always been told I'm 'cack-handed', being a left hooker! so it's my most loathed part of sewing (though, isn't it everyone's?) so I've always been scared of the idea of quilting with all it's precise measuring and cutting. But nevertheless, I'm giving it a try! maybe something to do with starting a new year? new challenges etc...
I have made a few other patchworky things in the past so I'm not completely a beginner, but never a quilt. I'm planning to turn these blocks into a mini quilt for the wall in my dining room (when it is eventually finished, damn leaky roof!). I am using a fantastic tutorial via the thought and found blog, she explains it all in a very simple way, with lots of pictures and gives you measurements to make the block in three different sizes - I'm using the smallest 4" size for my mini.
I know they are very faaaaar from perfect, but for me, as my first attempt, I'm happy. And it's soooo satisfying once you see them altogether like that, yay! Do you think five rows of three blocks would look ok? any tips for me, I'm ready to listen :)