My stimulus to even want to create quilts came from an incident involving my great-grandmother and family history collected by my cousin. My Dad's side of the family has a long history in Lancaster County, PA. On his father's side, they trace back to the first German speaking settler in Lancaster County; on his mother's side, to the earliest settlers in northern Maryland. So there is certainly something genetic involved. When my great-grandmother passed, her will dictated that everything be sold at auction. She was a prolific quilter and I have fond memories of her quilts on all of the beds in the house. She apparently had made quilts for each great-grandaughter which were stacked in her front room -- but without labels. By law, they had to be sold at auction at a time when I lacked the resources or time to attend the auction. So somewhere out there, there's a quilt that was made for me.
While I dabbled for a brief time, I did not become active in quilting until my dear friend signed me up for a tea cozy class and began to introduce me to the process of stash building and collecting ever gadget possible for quilting. Since moving to Maine four years ago, I have created a quilting space in a four season room with windows on three sides - wonderful natural light until the snow covers the one side!
My reason for finally posting - my Schnibbles project. I love the pattern, love the fabric - do not love that I rushed through the project and did not follow my usual, methodical method of completing the piecing -- very bad points in some areas... thus a look from a distance.
... because I had to complete this for new baby who arrived on Monday.
So, I send this to cyberspace --