It's fall. For now, anyway. Cooler temperatures and crisp breezes make me want to quilt. This past weekend, I pulled out a simple quilt I started about two years ago and didn't get anywhere near finishing. Shameful, I know! However, it was a perfect quilt to let the girls practice on. It's funny to see how each girl is different in her learning style, talent, and design. The one that I thought would hate it, loved it and was very good at it! The one who I thought would have the neatest stitches was the one constantly pulling them out. And the one I thought would sit and quilt for hours was the one who was always distracted. Who woulda thought?
The simplicity of this quilt makes it easy to stitch inside the squares and allows for "easy to fix" mistakes. My inner perfectionist is screaming at the jagged lines and uneven stitching, but outwardly I've managed to pull of the "it's OK, you're learning, honey" voice. They'll get better. Right? At any rate, this quilt has been named The Park Quilt. Meaning Peanut and Bubba Chubs will have a soft blankie to sit on at the park or camping.
I'm sure the twins will thank them for it, one day.