Well, ok, it won't be as dramatic as all that. But I was so excited to find a whole world of people who quilt, and who love the process as much as I do. I never thought I would start a blog, so this is a big step for me. Computers turn me off at times because they can be impersonal. However, I have been so impressed with the blogs I have been seeing, I thought I would give it a try. I also cannot believe all the give-aways... there are some really generous people out there. I am glad to be part of this. It is like getting a quilting magazine in the mail every day.
Right now I am working on quite a few quilts. I am making a large block Hex quilt, I am having a hard time getting the hexagon sides to lay flat. This is the first time I have tried set in seams. Also, I stubbornly decided to do a template instead of using the English piecing method, so as of this AM I was thoroughly stuck on how to get one of the half hex blocks to work ( I can't get the middle parallelogram piece to stop being shorter than the sides. On the big blocks there is a full hexagon in the middle, on these pieces just a half hexagon). However, as luck would have it, I had an epiphany in the shower this morning (again not as exciting as one would think) that I should add an entire hexagon to the half, similar to how I did the full blocks, and then cut the extra off. That makes total sense to me. (But probably not to anyone else.) I am also working on a Halloween quilt, a Bubbles quilt, and I have a Yo Yo quilt in mind . I found some yo-yos at an antique shop and so I triumphantly carried the five plastic baggies full to the front, convinced someone would snatch them from me. No one did. So, I don't actually have to make the yo yos. Yo Yo's look a tad fussy to me. So now I can use someone elses. Whoo-hoo!
Anyway, I am excited to start blogging and I hope to figure out how to post pictures of my projects soon. Let me know if any of you out there have also had some quilting epiphanies lately!