I love picking out fabrics and coordinating ones that go together. I was inspired to do the quilt when I came across a sweet design with trees on it. I built the quilt around that one piece of fabric using pinks, yellows, greens and oranges. I cut out all of the fabrics before Joy got here. Later, she taught me how to cut them out in a much easier way using some new tools. Like Eric says "there's a tool for every project". I'll just repeat that to him when I spend a small fortune acquiring all the necessary tools.
Joy recommended that I get a quarter inch quilting foot and I LOVE it. I'm not very good at sewing a straight line because I'm too impatient, so it helps a ton. It basically guides the fabric so every seam you sew is 1/4th inch.
I used to get too frustrated sewing to enjoy it. Maybe it was the slippery minky and satin I used to make baby blankets that made me frustrated. Ever since I switched to cotton fabric, I must admit that I really enjoy it. I try not to worry about all the imperfections and just enjoy the process and the finished product I made with love for my family or friends.
Thank you Joy for sharing all your wisdom with me! I had a great time and I truly appreciate it!