My mom has sewn all my life. I, however, only recently really came to sewing. A few years ago, I bought Lotta Jansdotter’s book Everyday Style and became obsessed with making the Esme top–which led to adaptations, hacking patterns, and then…what I’m really enjoying…quilting.
My first quilt was a king-sized design of my own, using the log-cabin motif as a design element, with lots of negative space, and tons of free-motion quilting, all on a small Brother home machine. It’s probably still my favorite quilt.
After this, I began making memorial quilts for friends and experimenting with other very simple designs. Hop over to Memorial Quilts, to see quilts made with clothing from the deceased beloved.