This week as I sat in my living room floor staring at Freddie’s furniture projects, my mounds of work work and frustrating GIS homework, all I wanted to do was find some fun escape. Maybe I could color. Maybe I could watch 20 youtube videos in a row. Maybe I could organize my closet by color and sleeve length.
While all of those things are fun for a moment, I wanted something that would last… like a club to join or a project that was strictly for fun having rather than money making or degree getting.
One morning as I ran my normal blog rounds, I found it. Spring Project #1, that will probably take me 12.5 springs. My great grandma Myrtle quilts. She is fantastic and I sleep with the quilt she made me nearly every night. Quilts can be very fun and dear, and I hear the process is therapeutic, and sometimes frustrating. But, if I can sit down every night and devote a little time to something that could be so exciting to complete, I believe it is worth it.
I have not, however, sewn a single button onto a single piece of clothing in my life. I am illiterate when it comes to the world of needles and patchwork. It wouldn’t hurt to give it a shot though.
First I will need this (which could be a project on its own):
Then I will attempt to do this:
The quilt above is the goal I am working towards. You can find out how to make this quilt, and many other fun things here.