My name is Lynne and I make quilts. Obsessively. I can say that out loud now but it's taken me a long time to come out of the quilting closet and I'm not "out" to everyone. Some people think it's dorky. Some people laugh at me. Some people try to persuade me that making other patchwork items might be a better alternative, like patchwork waistcoats.
But anyway, today it's one whole year since the very day when I walked nervously into a local quilt shop, bought a rotary cutter, cutting mat, a jelly roll and a bit of yardage. I exited that shop feeling guilty and excited. I came home and dusted off the ancient sewing machine I bought with the £100 left to me when Grandpa McLaren died 30 years or so ago. And I made a quilt. It was a Moda Bake Shop design by Natalia Bonner, called "I'm Blushing" made with a Blush jelly roll. The LQS didn't have the Blush jelly roll but they did have a Farmer's Market jelly roll so my version is called: "I'm Farming". For a few weeks and months, my long suffering Welsh husband would exclaim several times a day "You're obsessed", sometimes more than once in an hour. After a whole year I think he's accepted that I'm obsessed. So anyhow, happy quiltaversary to me.