I have been trying my hand at quilting lately. Thanks to my husband’s aunt who visited this summer, I got a crash course. I love learning new things.

Here is my first project:

When my aunt asked my uncle, “What do you think?” He said, “I’ve seen better.”

He’s honest, she is a fabulous quilter. But for me, the project was special because I didn’t purchase any of the material. It was really important for me to make something out of unusable scraps. Plus, I am frugal cheap.

Even the backing is a mismatched sheet. If you have ever given me material, look closely. Most of it I don’t know where it came from, but I can see some of my mom’s old curtains in there.

My mother in law noticed some fabric that was a souvenir from Africa. (The bright pink and blue one.) I didn’t even know or I might not have thrown that one in the mix.

Here is the one I am working on now, it is also made from discarded/inherited fabric. My seams are crooked–I sew like I cook: imprecise. This is why no one can ever follow my recipes.

This pattern is Whimsical Windmill.

I do plan to pick out material one day and make a beautiful work of art. Of course, I will have to find someone else to sew it. The other drawback is I certainly won’t be able to drag it down to the park for a picnic lunch.

Please share your heart. We learn from each other.