I've been dying to try my hand at quilting for a while. Pretty cottony quilts have been popping up on so many people's blogs, and they're just so sweet and cheery even when sophisticated.
It didn't help that I found a big huge quilting book on sale over Labor Day. And bought it. And drooled a puddle over it.
So this was bound to happen eventually. I grabbed my Joann's gift certificate, and a sale later I was the proud owner of this:
A Friskars cutting board, ruler, and rotary cutter set, and some quarter flats. I know they're not the fanciest, bestest fabric, but it'll do just fine for my first quilting attempt, no?
You know you want to see the fabrics up close:
My husband picked out this set. I love the way they go together.
I haven't yet decided if I will use all of them in one big quilt, or just use the trios to practice making squares. We'll see. Right after Christmas, and right after all my outstanding (meaning unfinished, not wonderful) gift knitting (Mom's jacket, BIL's Burridge) has been finished, I shall quilt.
Also: I collect erasers. If you've ever wondered what an eraser collection looks like, you can see for yourself here.