Friday, April 4, 2008

I need some advice please

I really want to make a quilt. I took a sampler class last fall to learn to quilt. I read oh SO many blogs about quilting. I read books about quilting. I talk to people about quilting. I REALLY WANT to make a quilt. I have finally come to grips with the fact that right now I don't have the time to sit and cut and piece and hand quilt a big quilt. I have about an hour a day that I am awake in my home. I do have about 4 hours every day that I can do something (besides read blogs) at work. I have a great part time job that allows me this privalege.

Here's where the advice part comes in. What can I do sitting at a desk that is small yet will turn into a quilt?

I have brought knitting and crocheting with me but I do get bored easily with just doing one thing and I do want to do something with quilting also.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

7 comments:

G'G'ma said...

Maybe your library has Georgia Bonesteel's book "Lap Quilting". You could hand piece the squares and then hand quilt the squares and sew them all together. That was my first quilt and I took the squares with me wherever I went.
Worked great in the car too. Made 2 quilts that way. They have been washed many times and are holding together...haven't needed any repair work.

G'G'ma said...

Hi again. The picture on my post of my first quilt is a lap quilt...the sampler.

Linda said...

Danetta have you thought about embroidery. You could stitch up the blocks at work and piece them at home. 4 - 6 would make a nice little wall hanging and not too big for your first quilt.

Annie said...

I lady I know who travels a lot makes crazy quilts. She carries the blocks around with her and puts them together while she's sitting around waiting for something to happen. You wouldn't get bored, for sure! I waas just looking at this blog about crazy quilts: http://bobbyscrazyquilt.blogspot.com/

Valerie said...

My idea is something I got from someone else that I thought was a wonderful suggestion. She said to make one quilt block and turn it into potholders. What she was telling me is to learn to machine quilt on something small. So that is my suggestion. Do your blocks by hand, maybe do some applique, which I am just now learning. I would love to be able to make coasters like yours. Is it crochet? Thanks for commenting on my blog. I love your blog too.

Mary said...

I second getting Georgia Bonesteel's books! They have lots of great ideas for portable projects, and good instructions, too.

driftwood said...

a nice way to make small blocks that are easily managed is to foundation piece, onto a fine interlining that has the pattern drawn on, and you can hand sew and flip each peice, and the foundation helps to keep it all together.
good luck, planning a quilt is so exciting!