Amy left a comment saying she followed my Disappearing 9 Patch tutorial to make a quilt for her neice for Christmas. (note later today: I tried to post a link to, and photo of, her quilt, but it's not working this afternoon/evening, so I'll keep trying and post when able.)
I'm so proud of her for sewing her first quilt, and proud that I – a beginning quilter- was able to help another beginning quilter out. I'm especially tickled that Amy was able to understand my instructions!
Quilting has been on my mind lately, thanks to the arts & crafts display at our local library. On display, along with a smocking book and a how-to-make-books book I discovered the Elm Creek Quilts series by Jennifer Chiaverini. Don't tell me you already knew all about those books! I wish I had known of them years ago. They are well-written, inspiring, and twaddle & smut -free!
Have you ever become interested in something, only to find yourself surrounded by it all at once? Or maybe it's just that we're finally paying attention, and it was already there. Anyway, that's the way it has been with quilting lately. I keep bumping into quilting conversations, fingering my grandma's 60-something-year-old quilt, finding extra moments to read about the Elm Creek quilters, and today I took a nearly-forgotten doll-size quilt top to the movies (to stitch on the way, not in the dark theater! I prick myself often enough as it is). Quilting has been on my mind!
I'm wondering: what's interesting you?