It was around this time last year that a thought first ocurred to me. It began with fabric. I saw some fabric that just kept haunting me. In a good way:-) It begged me to make it into a quilt. I'd never sewn much of anything on my own. But the images of this fabric stuck with me.
I started playing with my sewing machine, greatly inspired and instructed by Deborah Moebes of Stitch by Stitch (go read that post; I'll wait). Then, Nicky said he really wanted to make a quilt.
And then, Deborah offered an online quilting class. That was the last nudge I needed.
It was a really busy time of year and I worried that I couldn't keep up, but I was hugely inspired by Deborah and carried along by her enthusiasm. Nicky (and company) made his quilt.
For my quilt, I made the squares and pieced all but the border. Deborah warned that the longer a quilter takes to finish a quilt, the less likely that she will finish. The Fabulous Fabric that Started it All?
You can't find much of it any more.
I hereby promise that I am going to finish this quilt in July. Of this year. I may take it to Charlottesville for moral support.
Here's where the news gets really great! Kate Spain has a brand new Christmas fabric. It's called Joy!
and the Fat Quarter Shop is offering a Jelly Roll of Joy to one of you. For FREE!
I've been trying to get you to tell me about your summer sewing projects. Think of a project. Go to Fat Quarter Shop and find some fabric for it. Leave me a comment below telling me about your project and your ideal fabric. You'll be entered to win the jelly roll.
How great is that?