I was having a conversation with one of my non-crafty friends about six months ago and somehow the topic of quilting came up. She was telling me about her mum's quilting and asked if I was interested.
"Nah, not really" I said "It's kind of like porcelain figurines. I might 'get it' when i'm older."
I thought about it after she left. I admire quilters a lot. I think it's a wonderful skill, creative and useful. So why no interest in doing it? Perhaps it's my inability to sew in a straight line? Or cut out even two shapes that resemble each? Or maybe it just seems like a lot of work and i'm lazy.
Or maybe there just hasn't been the right reason? Lots of quilts seem to be made for a purpose. A wedding. A birth. Lace shawls seem to have become the default wedding gift, so I guess that leaves births. My good friends aren't having babies yet, so I'll deal with quilting when they do, I thought.
Seems the time has come. (This is just so exciting I still get a bit emotional when I think about it.)
So in a joint operation materials have been purchased (first photo is for the front, second is for the back).
Wish me luck peeps. This should be interesting.