If you read my interview with Krista the other day, she asked a really great question: “What’s one skill or thing you’ve been wanting to make but haven’t?” It kind of stuck a chord with me, so I decided it was time to make a quilt for my own bed, a queen size quilt.
Why did I wait for so long? I guess I was scared of trying to quilt a queen size quilt on my machine. I hadn’t made a quilt that large before so the thought of going to all the work to make the quilt top and backing and then messing up the quilting just terrified me.
So I decided I was making the quilt just for me, meaning I wasn’t going to be concerned about what anyone else might think. I didn’t care if someone thought it was too simple. I didn’t care if someone wouldn’t like it. I made it for me and that makes me extremely happy knowing I accomplished something I thought I couldn’t do and had been too scared to try.
Go out of your comfort zone. Learn a new technique, try using a zipper, make that quilt you’ve always wanted to make. You’ll be surprised how much you’ll learn even if it doesn’t turn out just as you’d imagined. Go for it and don’t let anyone stop you.
The fine print: Anna Maria Horner’s LouLouThi in tart as center strip (2.5 yards), blue border is also LouLouThi in Ocean (1/2 yard), Empire Yellow border (2 yards), backing, and binding is Pure Elements by Patricia Bravo. I used Fresh Water, Festival Fuschia, Cherry Lipgloss and Linen White. Measures 85″ x 87″, quilted on my machine with a hand stitched binding.