The other day I had Henry just where I wanted him: desperate for caffeine and out of cash.
Sure, I have a couple dollars, I told him. But you have to do something for me first.
I made him look at some material I just bought and tell me how cute it is. You might be wondering why someone who doesnt sew is buying material. Its because I am going to learn how to make a quilt! Someday.
Whenever we go to a National Park/Monument/Memorial I buy a patch for each of the boys. I got this idea from Julie, who is sewing park patches on her kids backpacks. I started doing that, but Anders and Finns backpacks wont fit more than one or two patches. And they are going to grow out of those packs in a few years.
Another friend, via Facebook, suggested I make a quilt. Great idea. Even if I dont know how to quilt or own a sewing machine or . Ive never let practical considerations stop me before. Besides, I dont have to learn how to quilt just yet.
Well be collecting patches for years. For now, I am going to sew the patches to quilt blocks and store them. When I have enough, Ill learn how to make a quilt. I have a couple quilting tools and some very cute material and I am ready for phase one of quilt construction.
You can tell me how cute the fabric is in the comments 😉