A Little Quilting Help from Friends

A natural extension of the want to create sewing projects from remnants is the urge to make quilts. In my middle-aged, female, retired-from-the-rat-race mind, the art of quilting is an adventure waiting to get underway. Stacks of quilting fabric, whether stashed in my own studio catacombs, on a web site, or at a trade show, are treasure troves beyond my most creative dreams.

Can I do it? Can I become a quilter, like Indiana Jones became an adventurer?

When I turn to some of my friends who have gone into the great chasm of quiltingdom, their fine examples tell me, “YES!”

I had lunch the other day with Ann and Anna, two of my favorite former co-workers (we’re all retired now! Yay!) Anna goes riding with a friend on his Harley. Ann lives in the Ocala National Forest and goes fishing with her husband before breakfast. She joined a Quilting Club at the local church in the Forest and got the know-how to make several quilts. She bought a used Pfaff sewing machine (not a long-arm) and machine-quilts even the big ones.

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Meanwhile, another friend on the other side of the country posted an invitation to a Quilt-Along. See Cynthia Horst’s blogsite Dream, Quilt, Create for the step-by-step quilt project Baby Brit. Today is the first step. Here are a few pics of some fabrics I’ve tentatively decided upon.

I need 6 or 7 of these 10

What do you think?

Sometimes, you just need a little help, maybe a little gumption, from your friends! Thanks, Ann and Cynthia!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Na Na
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 08:57:30

    Yea!

    Reply

  2. cynthia
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 10:43:50

    Oh, I am so thrilled that you are joining my quilt along!!! I love the fabrics you have chosen, the light blues and the bright reds will be so pretty 🙂 I can’t see the navy blue print that well. You aren’t really too late. Depending upon how much time you ave, you could always make more than one block in a week. Make sure and upload your blocks on the flickr account. I would love it if you could email me the photos of your blocks also, and I could include them on my blog. You made my day!!!

    Reply

  3. fgassette
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 08:08:33

    Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

    Reply

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