My (Sort Of) First Sewing Post

My (Sort Of) First Sewing Post

So, I haven’t sewn anything, yet. But I’m close. Really, really close.
My mom and I are making a memory quilt out of my step-dad Russ’ old shirts. He wore a lot of plaid ones (note photo on sidebar =) So, it’ll mostly be a plaid quilt with a few other prints sprinkled about, and probably some more solid material to fill it in and balance it out. (We still haven’t determined the size, so instead of one big quilt, we may sew two or three “throw” size quilts instead … We’ll see.)
We think the quilt will be a nice keepsake of Russ … We will be able to hold onto something that will always remind us of him. And make us smile in the process, remembering all those plaid shirts! The idea was inspired by this sweet gal’s similar quilt made from her dad’s old sweatshirts.
The shirts have been pressed and cut, and we are ready to begin making squares.
Stay tuned for more progress, but since I’m pretty new to all needle arts, don’t expect to see much progress too soon (like by tomorrow or next week). Thankfully, my mom does have sewing experience, so I look forward to learning a lot alongside her.
BTW, some of you may be wondering how that purple scarf is coming along … Let’s just say, I’m still plugging away at it. Thankfully, it’s summer, so it’s not needing to be worn by a certain five-year-old girl. Maybe that’s why it’s taking me longer … Yeah, it really has nothing to do with the fact that I’m slow! LOL
Anyway, back to the quilt. I am really excited to be starting my first quilt! I couldn’t wait any longer to share my excitement with you =)
Have a blessed summery weekend!

Like this post? Please share!

9 thoughts on “My (Sort Of) First Sewing Post

  1. What a wonderful idea! The Deacon's Bench has a great post right now with a link to Amy Welborn's site Via Media, that tells the story of her departed husband and how she found comfort in his old shirts. You might be interested in it.

    God Bless you!

  2. I am really excited for you, Sarah. Both for venturing into sewing, and creating such a special and meaningful quilt with your mom. What a comforting keepsake it (or they) will be when they are done. But I think the process will be healing in it's own way. I'll be looking to follow your progress-but I'll be patient with you. : )

  3. What a wonderful project to do with you mother. I will wait to see how you progress along. May St. Anne guard over your every stitch and give you confidence!

  4. Sarah,
    I've wanted to leave you a note so many times before, and have typed them in, but haven't been signed up! I love reading your blog though, and I have saved my kids' favorite baby clothes for a quilt someday….
    God bless you!
    Love,
    Heidi

  5. Sarah,
    I've wanted to leave you a note so many times before, and have typed them in, but haven't been signed up! I love reading your blog though, and I have saved my kids' favorite baby clothes for a quilt someday….
    God bless you!
    Love,
    Heidi

  6. yay for you sarah! sewing is a breeze compared to knitting. you will do just fine and in the end what a wonderful keepsake you will have created!
    God bless.

  7. Thanks, everyone, for your kind thoughts and encouragement! I look forward to sharing the progress of this project with all of you. Blessings!!

    Oh, and my mom and grandma made me a quilt from my childhood clothes, and it is one of my most treasured possessions!

Comments are closed.

Comments are closed.