Remember my sister in law that started quilting?? She started in November or so and has just gone crazy. Tuesday she came to my house to quilt a quilt top that she had made for her son.
I have been encouraging her to do more and more things on her own. I started out helping her cut but she’s mastered rotary cutting. I hoped she’d learn to bind quilts herself and she’s mastered that too. She was already great with pattern and color selection. The thing I was hoping she would learn to do is machine quilt her own quilts….and she did!!
I felt kind of bad. Remember a bit ago when I had hubby build some blocks to lift the machine. Well Steph is really short…really short. Using the machine at my height was a bit of a challenge. Someday when I am rich I should get a lift to raise and lower it but I am typically the only one using it.
I think next time we’ll just take it off the blocks he built. I am sure there will be a next time as she was telling about another quilt top she almost has finished. I think the ladies that do mission quilts at her church created a monster…or maybe a quilting demon. It really is good to share the love of quilting with someone in the family. I welcome her wholeheartedly.
Besides that, she’s a great person I can pass off my quilting things to. She went home with a box of fabric, some shirts and a stack of old quilting magazines. Her visit was a win for both of us. She quilted her quilt and I got rid of a box of stuff.
3 thoughts on “On the Frame : My SIL’s Quilt”
So much fun having someone to talk quilting with. I taught my Mom to quilt and my granddaughter. I’m sure it will make you closer and with the busy lives of families today that is a good thing.
It’s a WIN WIN!
Lucky you and Lucky SIL! A new quilter, whether family or not is a plus, a bonus when it’s family…. that is if you like your family!