For Christmas 2013 Duffy bought me a sewing machine. At first I mainly wanted it so that I could stitch on some of my paper crafting projects. Which I’ve done quite a bit of, but I also wanted to relearn quilting.
About seven… or eight years ago my mom talked me into going with her over to one of her neighbors, who was a master quilter, to take a few classes. We bought fabric and supplies thinking we could tag team the project. I know I had worked on a few squares, but I have no idea what happened to those squares or the remaining fabric. I believe my mom misplaced the bag with the goods, she believes it was me. We
may will never know where it all went.
Back to Christmas 2013. Like I had mentioned, getting the sewing machine for Christmas really made me want to try it all again. So, dragging Duffy along with me, I went to my favorite fabric store, picked out a pattern, and all of the fabric needed to complete a quilt!
I was super excited about relearning everything I had forgotten about quilting. YouTube was my best friend for a weekend. I watched all of the tutorials I could and got started on my quilt. After finishing all of my squares I guess I felt accomplished enough to quit working on it.
One of my goals last year was to finish the quilt over the Christmas break. It was a lovely thought, but it didn’t happen. Then I started listening to a podcast called Elise Gets Crafty, and got to a later episode about “enjoying the process” with guest Astrid. Her quilts are beautiful. I’ve even got a few ideas for future quilts! I was super inspired and wanted to get to work.
This is what I’ve been able to get done this week. I’ll keep you all posted about my progress. I can’t wait to see what it’ll look like all finished!