I’ve enjoyed sewing for many years, but moving beyond my comfort zone and making a quilt was on my bucket list.
So, who better to make quilts for than my two grandchildren. And, not quilts to include just plain blocks but blocks that would evoke fond memories of their childhood – pets, camping, gardening, farming, music, hobbies, and all in their favorite colors.
I also made several blocks to include state stars to reflect where each child, parents and grandparents were born plus one for the New England region. I embroidered the names on each and then each child’s name, date, and my name on a heart block.
I made a lot of mistakes, too many to count, but learned a lot through the process. I couldn’t have finished the project without two bloggers that have years of experience and graciously share their knowledge.
Stitching Grandma was so much help not only with information posted on her blog but she also answered numerous questions and offered suggestions to help this novice.
The Gourmet Quilter has great tutorials on her site, and I would take the laptop right to the sewing machine and watch the video. In some cases, I must confess I watched them more than once.
There are so many skilled quilters who blog that the list is endless. They are all talented and share information, tips, and patterns. Some of the ones I read regularly are listed on my Blogroll Page.
My next quilting project will be easier. Yes, there will be another one to start once the weather cools down and I’m in for the winter. In the meantime, I’m doing some DIY to get my work area better organized.
I hope when my grandchildren are tucked under their quilts they feel the love that went into making each block. Love them both to the moon and back. 🙂