Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Quilting Class: Week 10


One of the best things about knowing how to make quilts is that you can make unique gifts--one unlike any other in the world.  Even if you follow a pattern, you can make it your own by just tweaking it a little bit.  There is nothing I love more than seeing a quilt I have gifted well used and treasured.

The quilt above was made for a dear little one who will soon join a Godly and loving family.  They loved the quilt, but I think I got just as much joy from it as they did.  The quilt was easy enough to make; some half square triangles and preprinted fabric.  I thought about that little one the whole time I was working on it, knowing that the world will be a better place when he gets here.  I'm currently working on a little quilt for a great nephew that will be here soon.

We had a day of storms here yesterday, and we were all worn out, but they came and we quilted.  It is such a wonderful way to de -stress from a hard day.  Daisy is diabetic and was having some trouble with her eyes, but she was able to get her 'blocks' done anyway.  Like all of life, some quilting days aren't as smooth as others.

This class was made possible by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.  Thanks!