Monday, January 26, 2009
Answers and Quilt Blocks
Friday Block Party, week 4
I thought a long time about Beth's question about who I would like to meet. I have been fascinated by several famous people, such as Princess Diana. I considered some other living people who are journalists, politicians, actors... none of them seemed worthy of this special visit. So I decided I would most love to visit with my Grandma. She is an angel in heaven, so I guess it won't be happening soon. But if I could ask her questions and chat about her life, that would be awesome!
Lotto blocks for January
Torina wants to know about my quilting history. I have always loved quilts and wanted to try to make one, but I'm ADD-ish and didn't think I'd have the patience for it. Finally I decided I could make a pot holder. I asked my mom for some help. We were up at the lake, so she didn't have her equipment there to show me how. She gave me verbal directions. Then I had a visit from a pal from Australia. She is a quilter and also encouraged me to give it a try. So I made that pot holder... "incorrectly," as it turns out (I was improvisational right from the start). I had misunderstood my mom's directions. But I got hooked and kept making more pot holders, and it turned into my first quilt. It's the passion I had been seeking. Love it! Oh, that was in 1999, so it's almost ten years that I have been a quilter!
Lotto blocks for February
The pictures are quilt blocks I made this weekend. I also worked on a small quilt for the auction at my guild, but I'm not quite done, so I'll post that later.