|I really like this green polka dot and pink roses fabric, and I finally started using it!|
Well today The Splendid Sampler™ did just that: I sewed the first block of my new quilt! The whole thing seems so much fun and so attainable, and it just started last week, so I'm not hopelessly behind before I ever started! Plus, not committing to one design is liberating, and waiting for the next block to become available is exactly my kind of excitement.
|The finished block measures 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, as it should, and is just a bit wonky!|
My husband and I always kid that I was born a granny, my kicks are learning new sewing techniques, seeing my seedlings germinate and popping a cake in the oven, and they have been for as long as I can remember. As a teenager the fact that I was not only able to sew, knit and crochet, but that I actually enjoyed these activities, was a well kept secret. Now, a lot of people envy me for these skills, it's a bit weird how the status of hand crafts has changed so much in just a few years time (wait, I was a teenager twenty (20!) years ago...).
|Blanket stitch around the heart |
A while back I followed Kristyne Czepuryk of Pretty By Hand as she made her Farmer's Wife Quilt, block by block. I not only admired her skill in picking the perfect palette for each block, but also the tenacity to keep going, and the end product. That is one gorgeous quilt!
Often, I find sampler quilt too busy and not cohesive enough, but if she can do it, so can I, right? Well, I'm going to try!
|The Splendid Sampler™ 1 - Hearts Aflutter|