Quilting also brought my sister and me closer (if that was even possible) through our love of quilting and quilting together. Many times a year, we get together to sew, seek advice, and share quilting ideas. Being together often leads to hours of talking, laughing, talking, laughing and most importantly, QUILTING! Needless to say, we have so much fun!
My sister and I not only share ideas, but we also share fabrics. We have the same tastes, but often have different fabrics, so it is always nice to "borrow" fabric from each other. That is especially important when we have a scrappy quilt to make in specific colors like red, green and white/off white.
One of my favorite quilts to make, look at and admire is the Log Cabin Quilt. Depending on how you set the blocks together, you get a different looking quilt each time. Many quilters have come up with different and exciting designs, but my tastes tend to lean towards the traditional.
I made this quilt in 2003-2004 using fabrics from my huge stash and fabric "borrowed" from others. No fabrics were bought except the backing. The process of making this quilt was very rewarding. I love being able to make several blocks at a time and seeing the instant results. And there is nothing like just grabbing random strips from bags and sewing them together without even thinking. It is very calming to me.
I love my Log Cabin Quilt. I love looking at it and I love where I have it....on our bed at our cabin at a beautiful lake in the Missouri Ozarks. I smile every time I look at it, and often think of my sister and all the women in my life who contributed to it with their fabrics.