One of the gifts I received for my birthday was a gift card to the local quilt shop. My plan is to take long-arm quilting lessons. I hope to eventually be able to rent the machine to do the quilting myself. When I asked about details of the class, I was told that I'll be quilting on one of their charity quilts at first, then once I can do that I should bring my own quilt tops to keep practicing on. It's best not to start with ones I just love and they should be about crib-size. So I dug through my stash give away pile and found some fat quarters that I only paid 50 cents for and a couple coordinating larger pieces. I then searched the internet and found a very simple pattern. Here's what I came up with.
I have to say I love it! But I'll still use it for practicing my quilting. The colors are very bold, but go together so well!
I started on a postage stamp quilt on Friday. It's slow going, sewing jelly roll strips together. I'm following the quilt-along over at p.s. I Quilt. The quilt-along itself ended a few weeks ago, so I'm using it more as a tutorial.
I sold two more coats this morning leaving only three (besides Christmas ones) in the shop, so I cut out four more today.