Now my mother-in-law is a quilter, and a pretty creative one, at that! I enjoy sitting around the quilting frames with her, but I’m not as fast, nor are my stitches as even as hers. Cody even made me a set of quilting frames (nice guy), but they haven’t seen much action…yet.
Then it occurs to me: It is ironic that my Stampin’ Up! group is named “Stitched Stampers”, but I let my demonstrator family vote on it years ago, and there you have it.
What I’m trying to say is this: I have a LOT to live up to! (Exhibit B…taken at Stampin’ Up! home offices in August)
So I’m giving it my best shot…or should I say, my “Big Shot”?!
I attended a quilting class taught by Jill Olsen last month on how to use the Sizzix Big Shot for Stampin’ Up! as a tool for quilting, and was captivated by the possibilities: The Big Shot can cut up to 8 layers of fabric at a time and makes cutting scallop circles a cinch! Which led to my FIRST scallop circle quilt (but certainly not my last!) Exhibit C:
Isn’t that totally cool?? I must give my Launa (my mother-in-law) a huge THANK YOU for holding my hand as I worked on this quilt, and to my mom Lana for insisting that I learn how to sew a straight line (and I’m getting better at sewing circles, too)! Here’s a closer look at the scallop circles…we washed it to make it look “shabby chic” and that helped cover my drunk circle sewing 😀
You haven’t seen the last of my quilting endeavors, folks. Prepare yourself to be amazed!