When I think about quilts the first word that comes to mind is COMFORT. Maybe that’s why when I returned home after one of the worst holidays on record, all I wanted to do was make myself a quilt.
I started with a blanket made of 12″ blocks cut from old sweatshirts. It was the dead of winter and I wanted something comfy to snuggle up in. At first that was all I could think about, but slowly, with each stitch I realized the sewing itself was helping me feel better. So when I finished the sweatshirt quilt, I decided to keep sewing–to see how many quilts I could make in a single year. My thought was, that if that cozy quilt could help comfort me, maybe a different type of quilt could help me work through the other emotions swimming around in my head. And even if they didn’t, I’d at least have a set of quilts ready for show. And just to make sure I kept on track, I booked a one-woman show starting the first of November.
So here’s the break-down for those who want to follow along:
- Quilts needed for show: at least 12
- Quilts completed so far: 3 from last year, 2 from this year (one donated to SAQA)
- Quilts in progress: 5 (in various states of completion)
- Days left before show: 127
So yes, I have some work to do. I’ll keep you posted as I go (when I find time between sewing, that is).