Quilting is not something I have been tempted to do but when reading Barbara's blog post A DrEAmi Finish! Coffee Koozie I knew I had to have a go. I always find takeaway coffee cups difficult to hold; the Coffee Koozie was the perfect answer.
I'd be lying if I understood all of Barbara's post as not being in the quilting world I did not understand all the 'names' but I did manage to find the link to Patty's blog Elm Street Quilts and her post 'A cosy cup of tea'.
This lead me to The Jolly Jabber blog from The Fat Quarter Shop with great instructions along with a link to a downloadable pattern.
Pattern printed, instructions downloaded, sewing machine brought downstairs, a free afternoon ..... just needed to find some fabric! And I had it - added recently to my stash from Aldi (yes really).
Taking a deep breathe I started my first ever quilting project -
|Fabric and tools ready|
|Lovely fabric from Aldi - free pattern too (I might be tempted)|
|Squares cut, backing cut, wadding cut|
|Squares stitched onto the wadding|
|Stitched and trimmed, ends to be sewn in|
|Turned out ok|
|My final piece - Coffee Koozie|
|My finished Coffee Koozie|
Thank you Barbara, Patty and The Fat Quarter Shop for inspiring me to have a go at quilting!