When I opened KAQ in 2005, I was still a rookie when it came to quilting. I knew that I loved the fabric and was pretty good at helping people pull fabric together, but I enjoyed making the basic patterns that were available. My first 15 quilts were some variation of the log cabin block.
I still have my first quilt, the binding is worn, and there is a small Zele hole that happened as she nibbled on it as a puppy.
|KA's first quilt|
I sat down this weekend to make a shop sample, the pattern, Yellow Brick Road by Terry Atkinson. The YBR is a fun, quick pattern to make, and as I was sitting there sewing I remember the first year in the shop being excited when I made this same pattern, I also remember someone making a joke about me finishing a quilt and "anyone can make the Yellow Brick Road, it's no big deal". I'm sure I just shook it off, but it must have bothered me to remember it this many years later.
The reason I'm telling you this story is because I want everyone to know that we don't judge at KAQ what your quilting style is, if you make 100 4-Patch quilts or 1 Dear Jane, we are okay with that. And just so you know...I will make the Yellow Brick Road again and again, and I will make other fun quilts because I want to enjoy the process of picking out the fabric, cutting the fabric and sewing the fabric because that is my passion for quilting.
Until Next Time