One of the goals I set for myself this year was to advance my quilting skills. I've sewn since high school so I know a little about sewing clothes, curtains and such. I've always been intrigued with fabrics and design and how they come together as quilts. When my daughter, who I now think of as my quilting companion, started quilting, it wasn't long before I found myself hooked.
Four years later with many half finished quilting projects, I decided I needed to be more adventuresome and acquire some new skills. That's when my "QC" introduced me to Another Year of Schnibbles. When I mentioned that I thought it would be a good idea to keep a journal of what I accomplish this year, this blog became an unexpected part of those new skills . . . Thank you Shelley for having the patience to teach an old dog some new tricks!
For February's project, Miss Rosie's "I.S.T.H." pattern, I used scraps from the first quilt I made in 2008 to make this patriotic wall hanging. I love these colors together. The very best part about this project was that I was able to go to my stash instead of my usual trip to the fabric store.
You can't see it very well from this picture but underneath Freedom I embroidered the phrase the Cost is Always High.
So a couple of things I learned while doing this project is that I need to work on my cutting skills . . . I'm not such a straight cutter and triangles really aren't that scary.
To see what others have done with this pattern, check out the parade of quilts on A Quilting Life and Pink Pincushion