So a few years ago, we went to Tennesee for summer vacation and I was once again, enamored with quilts. I would go into this shop (there were several) and go straight to the back and where the quilts were hanging on pegs and touch everyone as I looked at the patterns, that’s when I first noticed the stitching and the quilting designs. Amazing.
The one I wanted was called Ferris Wheel by Donna Sharp and was a small fortune, there went that idea! I kept thinking about the quilt and my husband had so much faith in me, he said I could probably make that. So I pondered the thought. We came home and I started collecting books and studying the art/skill of quilting. Shortly thereafter I figured out that in order to make it myself, I would need the faith of Abraham, the patience of Job, the riches of Joseph and the endurance of Paul; since it was made up almost entirely of 1 inch triangles!
By December, I had found the quilt online (site no longer valid) at Mountain-Quilts.com for 40% off. Merry Christmas to me!!
But my fascination with quilts continued so I started small, with one 12 inch square in honor of MooMoo who will be featured in the next post.