i am piecing my first quilt today (and tomorrow and probably the next day, too).
and i am in love with it.
what turned me off from quilting for so long was the cutesy-ness, the matchiness, the order of it all. while i admired the work and even how those quilts look in other people's houses, they weren't me. my sister Kate recently began quilting and made a lovely, buttery quilt for me-- perfect to hang on the wall of our open staircase. it was this quilt that inspired me to finally give quilting a try.
i decided to make the opposite of the cute, the order and created my quilt with bits of random fabrics from my stash, from bk’s goodwill pile, and a favorite shirt i re-purposed. not too matchy, not too coordinated, just right.
i cannot say this quilt would win a blue-ribbon at the state fair, but it’s the kind of blankie i will let my hippie babies play on underneath a big oak tree, i will wrap my sweet someone up in while sitting around a campfire by the sea. and that is the kind of blanket i have always wanted to make.
peace. & LOVE. always.