One of my goals this year I haven’t mentioned is to sew a quilt. The idea actually began when I bought a duvet a year ago. It was a great deal and sooo fluffy–the only hitch is that it’s soooo hot. I mean it is invented for 30-degree weather kind-of warm. So I want to sew a light quilt to use in the summer.
I was also inspired after following Posie Gets Cozy, a lovely little blog centered around creating beautiful things. I am naturally not very crafty, but it’s something I would love to improve on. I signed up for a quilting class held at a shop nearby this winter. The first day of class I learned that the quilt we were making is actually more of a lap quilt. Or a wall hanging. Plus, the fabrics weren’t really my style.
Once my roommate A moves out in three weeks, I think I will create a little spot in the living room for my sewing machine one alone-weekend and patch up something lovely for my bed. I need to finish shopping for fabric, but hopefully soon I’ll knock off the “sew a quilt” item on my 2009 goals!
Quilting Costs: So far $25 on fabric from Ikea. (I had no idea they sold that!)
I didn’t know they sold fabric either!
I like to get my fabric at Joann’s with their 40%-50% off one item discounts that they have every week. It goes slowly, but it makes the project half the price.
That sounds pretty great!
I’ve recently started using all of my scrapbooking materials – I think it would be fun to start using that as a gift giving opportunity.
OMG, I have been trying to get crafty, too! Recently I made some really beautiful glass mosaic coasters and now I’m on a crafting kick. I actually just went to Michaels and bought some materials to make a wreath for my front door.
Let me know how the quilting goes!
We have similiar goals. I totally forgot that IKEA has fabric. There fabric is really nice looking.
Well, glad to have stumbled onto your blog. Look forward to seeing your quilt. :)
I recently did a quilt and so enjoyed it, I’m about to start another one!