Back in 2012 when we got home from our honeymoon, I was waiting for our move out west to happen so I could start my new job and Mr Wilson was working on site in Charleville, I decided I would take a beginners quilting class at a local Toowoomba quilt shop.
My mum had been quilting for a couple of years and I had flicked through her many magazines when I had been visiting. I had also had numerous conversations on the phone discussing various techniques that she was learning or had mastered.
While I knew how to use a sewing machine I was a complete newbie to rotary cutting, piecing, basting and quilting. Since my Mum lived 6 hours away I decided to enrol in the beginners quilting class.
The lovely ladies in the store were very helpful with setting me up with the various tools I would require to cut the fabric and helping me to select the fabrics I would use to make the quilt in class.
I distinctly remember being completely shocked and a little horrified by how much these initial tools and fabrics cost me to make one baby size quilt. I remember telling my Mum afterwards that I was going to try my best to be a “minimal quilter” only buying the fabrics I needed for specific projects rather than develop an extensive stash! Ha! That did not happen!
Anyway I attended the 2 day class with some lovely ladies and had a fabulous time and came home with this beauty.
I was so proud of this quilt that I may have immediately bought enough of another fabric that I had been eyeing off during class so I could make another one straight away and practice what I had learnt.
And so it started and I have been sewing quilts ever since.