I haven't really felt like quilting since I got pregnant with Sophie, more than a year and a half ago. I finally am starting to get back into it with the fervor I once had! However, I have definitely changed my methods.
I used to enjoy designing my own quilts from scratch... choosing a block i liked, a couple of fabrics I liked, and then designing a complete quilt around that, adding in new and stashed fabrics. That methodology is very time intensive, and I just don't have the time to do that right now. I am quite happy to make patterns exactly as the designer made them, and using complete fabric lines, without adding in any other fabrics. Brainless quilt making, and quick satisfaction!
Mom just took my Freshcut quilt top home with her to quilt for me. I didn't get a picture of it before it went to California, but I am happy with how it turned out.
I hadn't been to a quilt shop in a while, but had TWO trips in the last week. I have bought these jelly roll strips,
and am in the process of piecing a "split-rail fence" quilt. All rectangles and squares, not too hard to deal with.
Anyway, I just remembered I titled this post as a tutorial, so check out this blog post.