When my oldest was a baby and I had quit my teaching job, I needed something to do. Then one Sunday I saw a beautiful baby quilt at church that one of the older ladies in my neighborhood had made, so I asked her to show me how to make one. It was my first taste of sewing again and my very first taste of quilting….
I have done a few simple strip-quilts over the years, but found myself more drawn to sewing apparel. But late last fall when I was brainstorming meaningful Christmas presents I felt drawn to make some lap quilts. And as I started I realized that I missed out. I missed the piecing and the quilting.
No, I am not a perfect quilter, and I have come to terms with that. But it’s been a fun couple of months catching up on some quilting. So this year I set a goal to make each of my kids a quilt in 2013.
The first one was a joint effort. Hannah and I finally finished her quilt a couple weeks ago and are almost done with her room makeover (we have two pieces of artwork to hang). And it was fun. Hannah is so proud of her quilt that it’s been wonderful to see.
And this quote….well, I hope it will be true.
“After all, a woman didn’t leave much behind in the world to show she’d been there. Even the children she bore and raised got their father’s name. But her quilts, now that was something she could pass on.” ― Sandra Dallas
Any thoughts on quilting?
PS—Alright. Remember when we posted about auditioning for Sew It All? And we finally showed a photo of ourselves and then we sent you over to a link that didn’t exist? Wellllllll….the link exists now…and the video is up and the voting has started.
(Actually, the video went up and the voting started a while ago but we just haven’t said anything about it…until today.)
Here’s the thing…it EMBARRASSING to tell you to go watch a video of us! Ooooo look at me I’m in a video….he he he…everybody love me and watch me….AGHHHH!!!! It’s just not like us!
But, we do think it would be so much fun to tape an episode of Sew It All and we’d really like to have the chance to do it.
So, if you have a minute…and you wouldn’t mind click over HERE and vote.
Thanks. And if not, that’s ok…we’ll just never post another tutorial ever again…until like tomorrow..or Monday…