Are You Being Challenged Since Learning How To Sew Quilts?

June 7, 2012    Sophie has just accepted a new challenge in her learning how to sew quilts journey...joining a "Block Swap" with the Lake Gogebic Community Quilters.   Since I have learned how to sew quilts, I have met so many wonderful people who are willing to help me in any way they can with my quilting.  Taking on this "Block Swap" is another opportunity to learn some new tips or techniques to use, as I continue on my journey on learning how to sew quilts. Now I have two projects going.  Constructing blocks for the lap quilt that I'm making through my quilt lessonsand also finding a 12 1/2" block pattern and some fall colored fabrics for quilting. How do you go about finding 12 1/2" block patterns?   The group I just started quilting with in Minnesota, was talking about all the free quilt patterns that are available on the internet.  My mission tonight, will be to go on line to find a 12 1/2 inch block suitable to my skill level, that I have not constructed before...that should be easy since I have only made three blocks since starting. After the busy day at work and sitting in slow moving traffic due to an accident, home at last!  I put on my comfy sweatpants and a T-shirt and started supper.  When I finished eating and cleaned up, finally sat down to enjoy what was left of the evening.  I started looking on the internet for the free quilt patterns to find a 12 1/2" block, and became overwhelmed by all the patterns available. This was going to take more than one evening to find something that could be used.  The 10:00 news was coming on and I was having a hard time keeping my eyes open.  It's time to shut down my computer and call it a night! Since learning how to sew quilts, have you challenged yourself by trying new patterns or techniques?      (see "Leave a Reply" below) Visit us at to see why Quilting is...."A Great Habit"!