First up, thank you for all of the love you shared with me over the Chicopee finish! That post reminded me (like I had forgotten, haha) why I love blogging. You have kept me encouraged, motivated, honest, and inspired. I truly don’t think my quilting would be this far along without this blog and the friends I have met over the past 7 months (where has the time gone?!). Today I’m basting two more quilts, which means I will have three quilts basted and ready to quilt! I’ve also started cutting my next project that I hope to finish before I leave NC! Of course, this is being made much easier because I have some serious helper elves while at home!
Yes, that is my Mammaw and baby sister folding and ironing my newest quilt fabric so that I could cut faster. I’m pretty sure I got the better end of the deal and everything was cut and ready for me to sew today in record time. Unfortunately I can’t rent them out because I’m selfishly keeping them for myself.
Here’s the next quilt ready to start…
Don’t you love sneak peaks?
What might that be? Well, my Mammaw mentioned that she had fabric from her quilting days (she is a wonderful seamstress, designed patterns, made skirts/dresses/quilts, etc.). She tried to play modest, all “You might not like them,” but I wasn’t buying it. You guys, she pulled down a box with multiple quilts already started that she and my mother had cut 30 years ago! I’m talking tulips, Dutch Boy/Girl quilts, appliqued gingham dogs, and butterflies. I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am over this jackpot, but I can share the one I’m starting first.
An applique butterfly quilt!
She and my mother could tell me the dresses these butterflies were cut from, and we spent two hours talking about the design and a plan of attack to get this quilt finished. She even has the backing fabric as well! Now I’ll have to add appliqueing to my list of “Need-to-Learn”… and fast!