I bought a sewing machine at the beginning of 2010 on a whim, and slowly began gathering fabrics. What for? I didn't really know right away. I started reading everything I could about sewing, and started some small sewing projects here and there, like some simple flannel blankets, burp cloths, and even a simple sling bag.
I picked up Amy Karol's Bend-the-Rules Sewing book at the library and I found a super simple strip quilt pattern, and I felt compelled to try it. I had no idea what I was doing, barely knew how to measure and cut fabric, it's amazing the quilt was even a rectangle. I used store-bought binding, which I haven't done since, and totally fudged my way through mitering the corners. So, like I said, it's a little shoddy, but it's my first quilt, and it made me a quilter. This little quilt stoked a fire in me that has kept me quilting for the last year.
It's kind of hard to believe I've only been doing this for a year, I feel like it'e been a part of my life forever now. I feel so lucky to have found a hobby that I enjoy so much that brings such joy to me. Happy quiltaversary to me, I'm so glad I found quilting and then found all of you wonderful people to share it with. Your comments and feedback really make my day and it's so nice to find others who share my passion. I hope you all have a wonderful day! :)