I’m way past beginner, but a little afraid to embrace being an intermediate quilter.

When I let it, it gets quite scary, tackling techniques and patterns for the first time without anyone on hand to teach or show me.

I must have mentioned that quilting isn’t very popular in my part of Africa, us ‘natives’ that quilt are less than I can count on one hand (I taught myself to quilt at the ‘University of YouTube’ and from tutorials on quilting blogs). It’s been great finding a whole league of quilters online!

So, the beginning of this year, I decided to challenge myself and list out my quilting projects for the year, I included patterns that will enable me dip my toe gently into intermediate-ship.

I chose the Giant Star Quilt to start me off working with HST, a Hexies table runner as my introduction to EPP and I’m hoping to end the year with Quilt Art, which I know will look great with my African prints. 


My trusty 4.5′ squares

However, just to calm my nerves, I started out with my trusty squares in the Plus Quilt which is my first project for the year and last beginner level quilt for a long time.

I chose my fabric hoping to create a good balance between lighter value and darker value fabrics, careful not to dim the explosion of colours African prints are great for.

I love the way the quilt top turned out! I have started my first project on my Intermediate Quilter’s List. Stay tuned to my coming blog posts for more!

My fabrics choice…ready to start cutting!

Playing around to get the best layout and colour balance