I just finished a quilt inspired from this book. I had lent the book to a friend a few weeks ago, so I didn’t follow the instructions from the book but it wasn’t too hard to figure out. If I remember right the quilt from the book only had four stacks but I felt like I wanted mine to have five. Now that its done I’m not so sure, but what’s done is done. I also wonder about my decision to use pink as the binding. I not sure if I’m a big fan of that or not. Oh well.
Now that I look at these pics, I think I like the back better than the front. I love how simple and uncomplicated it is, and it really shows off how lovely the grey fabric is.
I’ve got two more quilts in the works. The one on hold waiting for fabric and one that I started for me. I don’t know why it is so hard for me to make things for myself. I guess its always easier to justify spending the time if its not for selfish reasons. But who am I kidding, I could easily go to the store and buy something to give away, I make things because I like to make them, I don’t think so much about how much the person receiving it feels about homemade things. I always hope they like it but really its more of a selfish thing. I would love to sell the stuff I make regularly at some point so I can support this hobby of mine but for now I can justify all this selfish craft time as time to hone down on my skills. Become the person who pays strict attention to detail, knows the ins and outs of her machine. Who knows this all my be a passing phase. By the time this busy mothering season is over and I no longer have to justify stealing time I may have moved on to something else completely.