…especially about quilting.
at the beginning of this year i made my first quilt block. and i picked a rather difficult design to piece together due to my lack of knowledge and experience with sewing quilt blocks. i chose the design because it looked whimsical. luckily i only had to make one block because it was going to be part of a friendship quilt. so i sent the block off to my friend (who was in charge of piecing everyone’s contribution together) enclosed with a letter saying that even though it was a fun challenge there’s just too much meticulous math involved with making block pattern quilts so i can’t ever see myself making a quilt, or at least any time soon.
hmmm…well…my husband found an on-line sewing class for me to take a few days after i sent my quilt contribution off. it just so happened that the main project of the class was to make a quilt. every two weeks we would learn new hand sewing skills and apply the techniques onto the borders that would create a medallion quilt. so here i am embarking on my very first quilt.
then along the way a friend that i’ve known since college found out that they were expecting a boy! and he would have a nautical nursery theme. i had these nautical flag napkins tucked away in my brain for a while, but never had any reason to make them. my friend’s baby doesn’t need twenty-six cloth napkins. sooo…my only thought was to transform the flags into quilt blocks for a baby quilt…
i somehow managed to finish the quilt before the baby shower.