I started cutting square for my first quilt in June of this year. I did it because I hated the comforter on my bed, and I wanted a replacement. I felt guilty about buying a new one since we'd just purchased ours less than a year prior, so I figured I'd sew a quilt. At the time I was learning to sew clothes, and I figured a quilt would be a fun one-time project. Something big I could point to and say, "Look what I did!" So I made this.
Little did I know how much I'd love quilting. I work at a school and this year has been challenging in a number of ways. Sewing has been a great stress reliever. I find that I feel much more renewed after an evening of sewing than I do after an evening of watching TV.
Also, I get to make stuff for my son...
I also finished this quilt for my mother-in-law. I hope she likes it.
And this project isn't quite done yet, but it will be soon. It's the front of a floor pillow I made for the kids. It was made from a charm pack, so I didn't have to do as much cutting as usual.
I never knew how satisfying this hobby could be. I'm so glad we had an ugly comforter, otherwise I'd never have started quilting.