So, I have never had any intention on learning how to quilt. Don’t get me wrong. I love quilts. I love to snuggle up under one on a cold winter’s night with a fire, my knitting, and cup of coffee. But to make one has never been on my radar. My mother-in-law is a fantastic quilter, hence from where the aforementioned quilt has come. She is award-winning, I’ll have you know. While I have always appreciated the beauty, form, and construction of quilts, not to offend anyone, I’ve felt I was a bit too young to be a quilter. That is, until my younger sister (and blogger in crime) Megan started.
This got me thinking…If she could quilt and make it look cool, maybe I could as well. Then I started to do a bit of research online. Did you know a lot of quirky hipsters quilt? They do! I knew they were knitters but apparently they’re quilters too! Therefore, I decided to give it a try. Jump on the scrappy bandwagon, so to speak.
We decided to have a cutting par-tay today. I know, we are living-on-the-edge, no-rules rock stars. Don’t be jealous. We’ll invite you next time. Megan dug into her stash of fabrics and got me headed in the right direction. I shall now share with you a pictorial compilation of the event.
After much toiling and seam ripping (of which I did not document in pictures), my block was finished! *Insert triumphant music!*
The lovely and talented, Miss Log Cabin! Give her a round of applause, folks! She’s not perfect, but she has a fantastic personality! (That’s Megan’s pretty block in the background of picture #3…she is perfect.)
My mother-in-law was right all these years. Quilting is fun! I should have known to listen to my elders! 🙂 So, if you haven’t tried quilting, do it!
Come join us…
On the dark side.*
*That’s a quilting joke. Because log cabin blocks are made up of a dark and light side. Dark side…Get it? I know. Pretty scrappy joke…