Fellow quilters, and fellow humans, it’s time we talk about something no one really wants to talk about: how we all make mistakes. It’s true. I make ‘em. You make ‘em. I heard a rumor that sometimes, even Chuck Norris makes ‘em.
I come to you today, writing this blog post on a typewriter, in a trench coat, smoking a cigar.
Okay, not really. But I should be. Because the Irish Chain Quilt, though seemingly just beautiful and innocent and a great choice for your next quilting project, is actually very, very mysterious.
There are three groups of people that should definitely try out the Rail Fence Quilt Pattern:
- Quilters who are really good at sewing quarter-inch seams. You know who you are. You rock the quarter-inch seam. You own the quarter-inch seam. You, my friends, can take that skill straight to the Rail Fence Quilt bank, and whip out a masterpiece in no time.
I was walking through an open house today (because sometimes I like to look at other people's stuff...it's normal...let's move on.) and found myself in a small, well-lit pink bedroom. Laying on an antique wooden bed was this Sunbonnet Sue quilt top.
Love it? Hate it? Never heard of it? (To those who fall in that third category...really??)
Whether you are a die hard fan, a 4-season shoulder-shrugger…“meh, take it or leave it,” or a confused person who is currently Googling “Gilmore Girls,” (again….really???)
We’re wrapping up (See what I did there? Gifts? Wrapping paper?? forget it...) the Suzy Quilts Holiday Gift Guide with a group of quilters who are near and dear to my heart… the long-time, seasoned sewists. These are the quilters who seem to have collected everything over the years… a huge stash of fabric, two sets of every tool, a shelf-full of books and a wealth of practice.
You know who really gets excited about Christmas? Me. And kids. We’re the ones who bake cookies for Santa and try to stay up all night waiting to hear the footsteps of reindeer on the roof. That’s why getting gifts for kids (and me) is so much fun: the holidays are still so magical!