I have been part of the quilting bee making quilts for the Haitian children. Opening boxes of beautiful fabrics, sorting, cutting. So many treasures that you have sent our way. We've made stacks of quilts, several of which have already made their way down to the happy new owners.
I come from a long line of quilters, but I'm not a real quilter. Just a quilter-wannabe. I've gotten the itch in a big way lately though. So much so that I made a road trip up to this amazing store to buy my own little stash of colorful fabrics.
The project in mind? A quilt of many colors for my sweet girl who graduates in May and is heading off to college. Something pretty and full of color to take with her. I'm following this tutorial for piecing the top.
And then...Then I watch this documentary and see how one women stitched in little love 'notes' and sentiments into the quilt she was making for her son. Of course! Of course that's what I want to do.
Will I finish by May? Not likely (this is going to take me forever). But maybe by August when she heads off to school. I'll keep you posted!
In the meantime, I'm having a blast with all this color. Way more than I'm used to working with, but it's refreshing and fun in a dizzy sort of way.
Hope life is good to you this weekend. Love!