My Thursday night is spent at Nate's Aunt Brenda's quilt studio (aka basement). And it's my favorite night of the week.
I hang out with several girls in Nate's family. We chat and sew and it's seriously like our own little "GIRLS ONLY CLUB." I really like belonging to exclusive clubs.
Brenda has the most amazing quilt studio and she's a really fabulous teacher. Even when I screw up majorly, she just lets me keep working away and I swear no one even notices my mistakes in the end. Plus, it's handmade. Handmade is just the charming word for imperfect, right? That's what I tell myself. Otherwise I would just skip all the hard work and buy a quilt at Pottery Barn or something.
I just finished my second quilt. I made two baby quilts. The first one was really simple and the second was a lot more detailed. I like making baby quilts because they take about half the time and cost about half the price. Plus I figure I'm in the stage of life where I can give them as gifts to pretty much everyone I know.
So here are my two finished products. If you want to "ooh" and "ahh," then feel free to comment below. If you think you can do better, well you're probably right.
And click here to read Brenda's blog. She is an amazing quilter and gives all sorts of fun tips. Her blog was even mentioned in a quilting magazine. And did I mention she teaches me for free? She just does it out of the goodness of her heart and her love for quilting. I'm one lucky girl!
I'm excited to start my third project tonight. It might bear an uncanny resemblance to my second quilt above ;)