I am currently making a quilt for my good friend Zach. He is getting married in the beginning of April, in NYC and I have been super stoked to create this quilt for him and his soon to be spouse.
I got the pattern from a book that I love: Dare to be Square by Boo Davis. The patterns are cute, modern, and fun. I have been very anxious to start one of her quilts.
I purchased my material from the Quilters Coop in Temecula, CA... a cute shop, but a bit on the pricey side. I'll probably go back to my old staple... JoAnn Fabric and Crafts.
Today I started to piece the quilt top and let me tell you it has been chaotic! The measurements are off, even though I thrice checked before I cut and things just aren't lining up. And let me just say this is not my first time at the quilting rodeo! This is probably my 15th quilt and I have never had so many issues with a quilt from the starting block.
At this point, I am just hoping that is comes out looking decent. I really want this to be a great wedding gift. I want them to be able to cherish it for ages. But, it is really starting to stress me out. Luckily, I have the week off from work... who knows what I would do if I were teaching all day!
Even though I am having problems with the measurements, I still love this book and will attempt to make a few more of Boo Davis' quilts. Hopefully they will work out better.
What crafty things are you up to?
(I'll post photos of the quilt later)