One of the very first things I ever made when I got back into sewing was a chenille rag quilt. It was September, I had just had my first baby and I wasn’t going back to being a first grade teacher—and I was super sad about that fact. I knew that I really did want to be home with that new, sweet baby….but I also knew that I needed something else in my life.
And then I found it. An older neighbor had made the most beautiful chenille rag blanket for her new grandbaby—and I just knew that I wanted to make one too. So, I got up the courage to ask her to show me how to do it and she so patiently sat with me for an hour while I made a diagram and asked all the sewing questions that I could.
And I went home and made that blanket. And as awful as my sewing was (I found it the other day) I had accomplished something. And I felt like my creative spirit was glowing.
Over the last couple of years both liZ and I have found our way back into quilting……and while we are not ready to leave garment sewing any time soon, we thought that 2015 might be the year to focus a bit more on the quilting aspect of sewing.
It’ll be fun! So for those of you who haven’t yet dipped your big toe into the quilting world—2015 is going to be your year! And as part of our year long series into quilting, we thought it would be fun to do a quilt block of the month series where we share some simple and basic quilting blocks that you can turn into a quilt that month.
We are going to take turns focusing the first Monday of every month, introducing a new quilt block, with all the history that we can find and then some examples of quilts made with that block (and hopefully some of them will be our own we have in the works to make!)
So…..hopefully you will join us! What do you say? Have you ever wanted to quilt???? Do you quilt? We’d love to hear from you.