Wednesday, April 26, 2006
My Inspiration Quilt
We all had one, right? I went to The Fabric Patch in the fall of 2000 and was too scared to sign up for a class. When I got home, I thought about it a bunch and decided that, yep, I was going to go back the next weekend and do it. Well, that Friday I fell and shattered my shoulder, so that took care of that.
A year later, in July or August of 2001, I went back over to The Fabric Patch and sat in the parking lot a long time deciding whether I was brave enough to try quilting. I walked in the store and this quilt was hanging up on the wall. That did it! I wanted to learn to quilt! So I signed up for not one, but two beginner classes. I've already posted my blue and white triple rail. The other class was a sampler from Quilts Quilts Quilts.
Of course, the Robyn Pandolph Morning Glory line was in the store - a huge line - and I bought two yards of every single piece of it! Newbie that I was, I didn't know any better! LOL! My stash was off and running!
A couple of years ago, I was wandering around in the FP and saw a bunch of sampler quilts for sale. OMG, they were going to sell my inspiration quilt! So it followed me home!
My friend, Leora, loves this quilt. She's posted it a dozen times on our online message board. She calls it the Daisy Quilt because of the picture of Daisy sleeping the day she got back from the hospital having back surgery last year.
That's how I got started quilting. I would love to hear how others got their start.
Today was a bummer day. I had a flat today in one of my brand-new tires. Luckily, I made it to work before it went totally flat. I took it back to where I bought them tonight and they replaced it with a new tire. Pays to have that road hazard warranty! And I had to work through lunch today, so I stopped and got a great pastrami sandwich on the way home.
My gratitude today is the cool weather and drizzly rain. Quilting weather!