Are you an occasional quilter or do you quilt occasionally?
You might be a quilter IF you like to make quilts for special occasions.
Likewise, you might be a quilter if you quilt occasionally!
In my early days of quilting, I thought I needed a reason (sometimes known as an excuse) for spending lots of time, energy, and (let’s face it) money on a quilt. So occasional quilting it was!
I might make quilts for special occasions like these:
- Christmas Gifts
- Baby Showers
- Activities your kids or grandkids are in (mine included operas, musicals, and dance)
- Quilts of Valor
- Thank you gifts
I’m sure each of you could add to this list! The point is, if I needed an excuse to make a new quilt, I could always come up with one!
In the beginning, I’d see a quilt offered in a class and would decide who or what occasion it was suited for and there was my excuse to take the class. Stage two was thinking of an occasion and searching for a pattern or fabric which best suited that theme for a quilt. As I, let’s say, aged as a quilter, I would think of the occasion and then either adapt a pattern or create my own quilt to suit the day.
I’m guessing that “quilting occasionally” happens for all of us! Life happens and priorities change and shift. Here is my latest example of quilting occasionally – at least on this project:
See more about my rather slow progress HERE at Quilting Accountability – for FUN!
This project is by Willyne Hammerstein. Learn more HERE.