But back to today...here is a photo of what I am attempting now...it isn't for anyone,(I am almost afraid to make a quilt for anyone after the past experiences!LOL!), just to have around the house, in a basket to use as a throw in the living room.
I couldn't find the exact fabrics, but I loved those turquoise and browns together. So that was the inspiration for the fabrics I chose. I want to go to Hancocks to see if they have some that are more similar to the photo. That will be for my second quilt. For now, I have to complete this one, just to prove to myself that I can. I have a few more rows of squares to add then comes the quilting...that is what takes the longest. I would love to start a quilting bee...yes, in the crazy world we live in today, that seems impossible. But I remember when I was a young girl, a neighbor had a quilting frame that hung from her ceiling and it could be raised back up when not in use. The ladies would get together and work on quilts. Wow! Wouldn't that be great. I wish I knew a circle of women locally that would be interested in reviving those lost arts. But for now, I will work on machine quilting to make a few things to pass to my children...
Speaking of children. Here is a cute photo of Noah getting ready for Sunday School a couple of weeks ago.
I will close with a couple of quilting quotes
Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!
Good friends are like Quilts. They age with you, yet never lose their warmth
Our lives are like quilts - bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love
Quilters touch the past and the future