Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Learning How to Hand Quilt Starts Here

Glad you stopped to visit with me.  I’m so excited about quilting and want to share my ideas with you and also hear about your interests in quilting.  I’ve been quilting now for 17 years, but only in my spare time. I still feel like I have a lot to learn.  I’m sure most of you can relate to not having enough time to do something you really enjoy.

I would like to share with you some of my ideas for quilting hoping it will spark an interest for you to begin quilting or just inspire you to try something new to add to the knowledge you already have.

My latest projects have been flannel rag quilts.  I’ve got 3 grandsons, ranging from ages 6-11 and each of them loves to hunt.  For each of their birthdays this year I decided to do a rag quilt with the theme of “deer hunting.”  Of course each one of their fabrics were different so no arguing over who’s is who’s!  If you’ve never tried a rag quilt they are lots of fun and fast.  There’s some awesome flannel besides hunting out there.   Just look for it.

I’m grateful to be able to spend time working at something that I really enjoy which also brings joy to others.  So I hope you will visit my blog often.  Hopefully, it will inspire you to learn to quilt, continue with quilting and try something new, maybe teach your grandchild to quilt whatever inspires you.  Then when the project is done there will be a smile on your face because you’ve accomplished a beautiful quilt/project.

As always your comments or questions about rag quilting are always welcome.  Check back with me and see what else I’ll have for you. Have a good day to all.