I started small, like making coasters and table mats. I love teacups and mugs and teapots. And I love the crinkly texture quilting creates.
Once I was sure that this hobby was for real and that I'll not stop halfway (mind you, I have discarded few hobbies in the past *sigh*), I started looking for a bigger project - a single quilt for my lil'girl to be given to her as a gift when she enters primary school (time frame - 6 months).
I decided on a wagon wheel pattern. Looking back at it now, I would have done things differently, squares would have been perfect for a beginner like me. I had no real idea what I was doing, just information I deciphered from many Japanese quilting books I had and checked-out from the local library. I didn't really had enough fabric to begin with, I'd start with whatever I had, and once that ran out, I'd go out and find something else that would work. I know now I should have planned the layout of the colour better. I was impatient and eager to see progress.
However, I did manage to achieve the dateline (more or less *grin*), the imperfection of the quilt is perfect. My daughter loves it and the best part is seeing her all bundled up in it every morning.
Completed hand pieced quilt.