Here it is “my” quilt:
Well, mostly my quilt. This is a quilt I started about ten years ago as part of a men’s quilting class. I picked the fabric and sewed most of the blocks and then like so many projects this one got put in a box and stuck on a shelf. It’s been in Heather’s sewing room for years and last month she decided to finish it for me. She added a few blocks, the boarders, back and did the quilting.
There’s a bit of a story here.
Heather was taking this beginning quilting class at a local fabric shop and made this quilt:
Now I’ve always been interested in quilting. I am Heather’s color consultant. When she’s in the design phase of a project I help with color choice and offer feedback on her design. We often go to fabric shops together to pick fabric and I love going to a quilt show. Then she makes the quilt.
I’ve always been interested in sewing, but have never taken the time to learn. When Heather was taking her class, I made a few remarks about, “There should be a quilting class for men.” You’d think I ‘d learn to keep my mouth shut. Well, the shop owners went with it and the quilting instructor offer the class to a group of about five of us men. It was a great class. Sadly, at the time I was in the last year at the university so I didn’t have the time to finish.
I am grateful that Heather discovered this one and decided to take the time to finish it for me.
And for the record, I am man enough to use a sewing machine. Quilting is certainly something I’d like to do, but with a full-time job, my writing and my woodworking I have to choose and for the moment I satisfy my quilting urges by helping Heather from time to time and the odd trip to the fabric shop.
Perhaps when I retire I’ll have the time to take another class and will work a deal with Heather to use one of her sewing machines.
If you need me – I’ll be in the shop.