The block is dedicated to my quilty friend Beth. I met Beth at a now defunct appliqué society. The best thing about Beth – She’s my age! Well, close enough… I have plenty of quilting friends that are older and I love them dearly. But most of them are retired. And, let me tell you, it is depressing to see how quickly they are turning out projects now when I could go for months without sewing. Beth has a full time job too so she can commiserate with me. Both of us are in our 30’s, both in “man’s world” type of professions (her more so than me), and we both love to quilt. So a Saturday lunch can, and did, turn into a 2-3 hour event.
I want to be her when I grow up…
Because… Beth is an amazing hand quilter. Yes folks, I said HAND quilter. I am in awe of her dedication to hand quilting very large projects. I want to do that and she has inspired me to start practicing on some smaller projects but I have a long way to go to get to her level.
and I’m a little bit jealous of her…
Because… Her mom is a quilter too! Like me, she has a pretty young mom and they both quilt. They are freakin’ adorable together (she will kill me for saying that). My mother is not a quilter but I know that if we lived closer to each other we would sew together and I would convince her to become a quilter too. There is plenty of time to change that situation…
Date Made: February 14th, 2015
Days on Project: 47
Blocks Made: 50
For Beth B.