I find myself with more time on my hands again; we all deal with life changes that we may not have expected but learn to cope with, nevertheless. I have had time to do a little sewing but no blogging, and I am beginning again with a special friend in mind. Here is a quilt that I made on the run, in two states and with lots of help. 💗
Our lives are like quilts - bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love.
My approach to quilting was basic. I did not know what I was really doing but I kept thinking it had to be easier than garment sewing, right? Maybe not easier or harder, but very very different. I finally googled jelly roll quilt and came up with a plan for a lap quilt. After many phone calls and texts to my Texas buddy who makes lots of beautiful quilts, I finished. I wanted to add the touches of black, so I used my Bernina Design Works Software to cut some black and white flowers and added them as appliques, then finished it off with a black and white polka dot border.
As I have some time here in Florida, I will try to sew a little more and blog a little more, so that the buddies that I left can keep up with what I am doing. Also, it gives me a way to reference what I have done in the way of settings and stitches so I can remember what I have done!