A year later I met my husband, we got married two years later and went on to have 4 children...ALL BOYS!. There would be no family crafting in my future. Instead we had great fun with soccer, basketball, water polo, volleyball and ice hockey. My life was filled with sweat socks and cooking. Team mom duties and carpools. I wouldn't trade it for anything.
Always in the back of my mind I still wanted to learn to quilt. So I set a goal that when my youngest started kindergarten I would take up quilting. That was 1988...and I didn't start quilting until 2003! In those 15 years I learned to tole paint, scrapbook (still love it), and cross stitch. I took up gardening and baking as hobbies, too. Still no quilting.
Then in 2003 I planned a baby shower for my daughter-in-law. She knew they were having a boy so I decided to use little boy themed fabrics as tablecloths and then I would make a quilt out of them. I had no clue what I was doing and it shows. But here is my first quilt.
I didn't know what I was doing and I didn't have any of the correct supplies, like a rotary cutter, cutting mat or an instruction book. I didn't know there were quilt stores and that fabric from JoAnn's fabrics was not good enough.
I've learned a lot since then and hopefully it will show in my "Quilt Journey". I plan to post one quilt a week to show you my progress.