For the last month I have been working on a quilt! I kept asking myself why I had waited so long to try quilting! I guess in my mind I had thought it was tedious work, and wouldn't be patient enough to do it. Granted, there are quilts out there that are tedious- and I'm not ready to attempt those yet. But this feather quilt pattern was really easy- and really fun!
I have to say THANK YOU to Brenda who guided me along my way, and answered all of my questions. I am so appreciative and grateful for her. She is also the one who inspired me to do this. She is in the process of making quilts for her kids-- her work is really amazing- like, we're talking pristine. AND she does most of the quilting stitches by hand. Wowza.
So, without further ado, and crossing number 14 off my bucket list- here is my very first quilt!
I definitely will be making another one. Matt told me to get on the ball with it quickly, because I am in a better mood when I have a project going or when I am crafting. (Does that mean he is selfishly supporting my habits? :) ) Well, whether he is or not, I'm glad he challenges me to do what I love to do. He even requested I make one for him.
The girls have been artsy a lot lately as well. Both of the girls have been painting- painting- painting! Their watercolors are almost gone- and I have gone through loads of paper. So much paper, in fact, that I had to give them each a folder to designate which papers they wanted to keep. I told them if their papers weren't in the folder I might throw them away. While I'd love to keep these little art projects- I'd have mountains of paper stacks if I did!