I decided there was no good reason to put it off any more. So, I took a couple classes, did some reading, went to a quilt show, bought a pattern and even made the quilt top. But, then it was time to actually put the batting & backing on and quilt it. It seemed too intimidating, so I decided to make a small sample quilt that I could practice on. I gathered a bunch of fabric, and made a little doll's quilt, and quilted and bound it with the help of many youtube videos. And, WOW! What a trainwreck! I made every mistake possible, and it was so bad that I almost gave up and threw it away. I also realized my sewing machine was not capable of quilting, so I went out and bought a decent machine, and what a difference that made!! So, I pushed through and finished it anyway. And, I gave it to my daughter for her AG doll, and she loves it! I must admit the colors look pretty good, and from far away you can't really tell how bad it is :-) But, I learned a TON, and then I decided to finish the one I started like a year ago. And, I made a decent amount of mistakes, but it's a million times better and is functional. I gave that one to my youngest daughter, and she loves it too!
I love being able to make something special and functional for people I care about! I love picking out fabric and patterns and thinking about who will be using it. I'm currently working on another one, which is proving to be a little more difficult and time consuming because of all the pieces, but I hope it will turn out well. I think I'll add a tab to share all of my crafting things.