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December 2, 2010

Intro

Welcome and thank you for checking out my blog! I am brand new to blogging, so be patient :)

I got my first sewing machine at age 5. No one ever told me about patterns :) It was a little pink machine and I used it to make doll clothes, including shoes for all my dolls. I cut up old clothes to use as fabric & sewed them into creations using the doll as her own dress mannequin. I sewed on buttons to close jackets & carved bark from trees in our yard into jewelry & glued it on. See? You don't need much money to be creative, just an interest & the willingness to try.

Years later I would watch my grandmother quilt and decided that that looked amazing~ scraps of fabric put together to make a lovely pattern! I borrowed a book of quilts & of course decided to make the prettiest quilt I saw, which happened to be the most advanced, as my first attempt. My grandma suggested something easier, but I insisted. I didn't really know what to do with the pattern so I just winged it!

The point is, it's like in the movie Ratatouille where Chef says "Anyone can cook," because I think it's the same with quilting. Not everyone is a born quilter, but anyone can be taught to quilt if it is presented in an easy to follow manner. With this in mind, I have written my patterns with headers & instructions in the order in which they should be done, as well as including pictures to show the desired effect. Sounds logical to me!

I would be so happy if others would write their patterns in this organized style too, but until then I will continue to see something, get my own ideas & create my own works that hopefully I can share with you. If you have an idea that you'd like to see a pattern for then please drop me a note.


All the best,  Wendy the Blue Sky Quilter :)