A few weeks ago, my niece Karen asked my advice about making her first quilt.
Karen is 30-something, happily married to Josh, and has always been very creative.
One of her earliest crafty addictions was making dolls with wooden toothpicks, embroidery floss, and a bit of glue. Just about anything could be turned into an accessory for her creations! An acorn made an exceptionally nice beret, a discarded feather created a distinctive flair on a hat or fascinator (before fascinators were fashionable), a bit of trim, part of a string of pearls, tiny silk flowers.
She’s an avid knitter, too! Embroidery. You name it, she’s probably dabbled in it.
So when Karen asked me about making a quilt, I was thrilled. I could show her what to do!
Only one problem . . . I live in Syracuse, New York, and she lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Ain’t technology grand?! Karen and I decided to take her quilting journey together – online. We both blog, so we thought we’d share our experience with you too!
We’ll start with a super easy project, with lots of detailed blogging for every step of the way. We’ll link to each others’ posts so you can catch both perspectives. Comments and questions are welcome!
Join us, why don’t you?
The first project is called “First Timer Table Topper.” It’s nothing fancy, but has many basic parts. From there we may even branch out and work on other projects later on. I’m sure Karen will develop her own style as we go, and you know me, I love scrappy quilts. Somewhere in between we’ll have a little fun and learn a lot from each other.