This week I have finally started my new embroidery project. It has taken me a bit to get into it. This quilt has been a bit different than others that I have done....no skipping steps! I have a confession...Hello my name is Natasha and I don't like reading directions or following rules! I know for a fact that there are more of you out there, don't worry your secret is safe with me.
It is amazing how "routine" quilting can be. I get comfortable doing what I know and shy away from a challenge. Cutting, piecing and sewing is so second nature that it doesn't even faze me anymore. Then this quilt came across my desk and I actually started to worry that I maybe bit off more than I could chew. I had to think about it for a bit and then give myself a lecture. Natasha....baby steps, just look at this project one step at a time. First prep the hoop, next prep your fabric. Then look only at the blocks one at a time. Once I did these steps I fell right into the project and it just came. Confidence back firmly in place and just raring to go!
This quilt is called Gypsy from Sharon Schamber.
|Photos from Sharon's website sharonschmaber.com.|
Here are the photos of the blocks I have made:
PS: Watch for a Demo day on the Gypsy Quilt at The Cloth Castle coming soon.