My sister has started her first quilt! She decided to sew up a very simple quilt for her bf’s mom for Christmas, and I’ve got evidence to prove it!
This last weekend I was visiting my mom and stepdad for my stepdad’s 60th birthday party, which created the perfect opportunity for me to help my sister get started. She wanted a very simple design, so she chose a few black, white, and red prints that we cut into 16.5″ squares. She pieced the squares in a 3×4 layout.
She even taught me a trick! I tend to shoot from the hip when piecing, which doesn’t always result in the best layout. Stacey cut small squares of each print and played around with the layout on the table before she started piecing. My world seriously changed when I saw her do this! (I’m not one to sit down with graph paper and colored pencils-it takes too long and you can’t move things around easily!)
The night wasn’t without a few hiccups, of course. The machine that we intended to use wasn’t working properly. My mom has two other machines, both of which were in the room with a sleeping Addy. I managed to sneak in and get the machine plus a few notions and the manual. Good thing the manual was out in plain site, because I had no idea how to operate my mom’s machine!
And of course no project would be complete without a little bit of frogging (at 3am):