|Here’s my pile of squares before ironing.|
After breaking my sewing machine, I switched to my Grandma’s Singer Featherweight from the ’50’s. It made me wonder why I ever bought a cheap Singer from the ’70’s in the first place.
|After ironing and then spread out all over the floor.|
I think I may have gone a little overboard. There’s a baby quilt there and then some. Sewing the squares together was so fun, though.
With this quilt, I’ve been really inspired by Lisa Call. I found her work on Pinterest. You know how you see something and it just speaks to you?
It was like that. I think her work is gorgeous.
I really love finding those kinds of inspiration. The typical busy floral or county looking quilt has always left me cold. I know they take lots of work and technical expertise but they just don’t move me. I think that’s why I always feel like my quilts are kinda weird.
So when I see quilts that are so simple but interesting, I really get energized and want to get sewing!
Obviously, that’s what happened here. If I had picked up more pairs of jeans, I think I’d be sewing them into squares still.
But life moves on!! On to piecing! I wonder how many quilts I have here.