My friend Ann, moved into a nice retirement community in another state. She had been waiting on space in this community for several years and was eager to retire there. She left family and friends behind to begin a new life in her mid-70's in a place where she knew no one. I thought it was quite courageous of her.
So, I wanted to make a quilt with her favorite colors to bring her warmth and comfort, and to remind her that she is loved and missed.
It is made using a quilt-as-you-go technique. It is simple to piece and as soon as you have made a block - it's already quilted! Cool!
My mother taught me to sew when I was 8 - doll clothes by hand, then she moved me on to her old Singer. Home Ec in the 7th grade solidified sewing as part of what makes me who I am. Interestingly, ...
My mother taught me to sew when I was 8 - doll clothes by hand, then she moved me on to her old Singer. Home Ec in the 7th grade solidified sewing as part of what makes me who I am. Interestingly, the school had a room full of treadle machines!
Throughout the years, clothing and home decor were my thing. Cutting a beautiful piece of fabric into little pieces and sewing them together again didn't make sense. But when my first great-niece was born, I made my first quilt for her and was hooked!
As a new quilter, I couldn't find designs that were easy enough, so, I got design software and started tinkering. Now that I am retired, I pretty much just quilt, design quilts, and line dance. My charity work is for Quilts of Valor - check them out at www.qovf.org. I'm not a pattern publishing house. I just love simple, traditional quilt designs that use only a few colors. Thanks to Craftsy.com, I can share them with you. I hope you enjoy them.