The nights are getting chilly here in the northeast and I find myself tucking myself a little tighter into my bed at night. I love being cozy underneath the weight of a thick warm blanket.
This "Tree of Life" quilt was posted on Homespun Weddings...and I thinks it's lovely. I've been making a quilt for a few months now...and I'm in love.
When I first started it I was nutso-quilter-girl...and I did it everyday...I couldn't get enough! It was a BLAST! I made 12 squares in a matter of weeks. There was something so satisfying about finishing a square...I dunno...it was addicting. Except now I'm not into and I have like 5 more squares to make and I can't for the life of me get into finishing it. Plus I didn't bring my quilting stuff across the country with me....obviously. I'll get to it eventually.
When I decided what kind of quilt I wanted to make it was a no brainer. Crazy quilts are my favorite. (My aunt recently took me to the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA where they were having an exhibition of old quilts....the crazy quilts were jaw dropping spectacular!). I'm using scraps of fabric from my mom, My Guy's mom, various old clothes from our closets, and loads of fabric deals. I don't have a sewing machine, so I'm sewing it by hand...it's oddly stress relieving.
This will be such a treasure for us as it holds so many fun scraps and it's the first quilt that I've made. Honestly...as I make it I think about me and My Guy and our journey so far. I wonder where the future will take us... and where we will wrap ourselves into that quilt.
I've put work, love, and time into this quilt. A metaphor for marriage, don't you think? I love it.
Ummm...I hope I finish it.