i finally got the nerve up to attempt this when i was 22...it took me 2 weeks, start to finish and it definitely wasn't as romantic and quaint as i had imagined it to be watching my mom as a child. that is not to say that i didn't take immense satisfaction in the completion of the quilt...i did. i just wasn't in a hurry to take on another one. i give a ton of credit to those ladies who still hand quilt in the face of today's modern technology that has made quilting much more accessible, quick and convenient.
but as i get older and more into the sustainable life my husband and i are creating...the more draw i feel towards hobbies from days gone by. i taught myself to crochet about 3 years ago and i love it! i have been sewing since i was 5...but it was definitely an under utilized hobby until the last few years. i picked up embroidery recently...again, something i learned as child, never stuck with but always thought upon this hobby as charming and somewhat magical. my mom used to sew my sister and i simple white cotton summer dresses that she would hand embroider designs onto...i loved those dresses! so enter the desire to try my hand at quilting again...
and i have to say...i am loving the process. each time i create a block for my quilt i am filled with such joy. i wanted to share the blocks to date, starting with my latest one a string block pattern:
and the very first 2 blocks i created using a slash method. i really cannot wait to complete all my blocks and see this all come together in a quilt!