The amount of tears and memories that flooded over me as I made this quilt top reminded me that my dad will forever be near and dear. As I pieced together this fabric, each stitch was driven by sweet memories of my dad that engulfed my need to push forward with it.
I won’t even lie, there were times when I really did want to give up. The tears became too overwhelming and I couldn’t stop the sobs as I struggled to breath. Yet, something deep down inside kept pushing me.
People, we have a quilt top! Oh, it is perfection and I am so thrilled to share it with you all.
Piecing together a quilt can be extremely tricky at points, if you don’t have a plan of action. In my last post, I provided a preview of my thought process with the nifty worksheet provided with the pattern used above. It was extremely helpful in keeping on track with which pieces needed to be sewn together and managing the rows. It was fairly easy with this quilt, seeing as the blocks were so big – I knew what rows needed to be pieced together with ease. At the same time, I have made quilts with more rows and trust me, this does come in handy.
It’ll be a while before I get this one quilted together, because I have an embroidery project that I need to add to it for personal reasons. Once it’s completed, I promise I will share it with you all.
In the mean time, I have tons of other sewing projects and quilts that are in progress –
At the voyager, we had a few new special staff members start that I am very close to. Of course, I had to make them a little office flair to welcome them on board.
If you are just starting out sewing, these bunting flags are the easiest project you could take on. You can use a variety of different takes on the flags to make them your own. Don’t believe me, just check here.
Over the next few weeks I’ll have more projects to share, sewing tips, and a few takeaways for anyone interested in tackling their own sewing projects over the summer.
Tonight, I am allowing myself to drink and play a little Cards Against Humanity!