I don\’t know what it is about quilting, but fabrics and patterns sure bring out the sentimental feelings in me. Okay, maybe it\’s also that I\’m getting older. Whatever the reason, as I was sewing up house blocks, my mind drifted to thoughts of the homes I\’ve lived in: my childhood home, the first home my husband and I purchased (a sweet little yellow story-and-a-half), the house we lived in when we brought our babies home from the hospital, the home we lived in when our kids were in elementary school (with the awesome back yard), and the lovely home we live in now. Each home is filled with memories that I can sift through like pictures. It\’s a good thing to think on. It\’s good to be thankful for those blessings.
Since I got swept away on my bit of \”home nostalgia,\” I had to sew up a fifth house block and turn it into a pillow. Will you grow tired of me saying how much I love this fabric? My daughter, to her credit, just keeps nodding and telling me how pretty it is. She\’s a good kid.
- Joanna of Fig Tree Quilts (@figtreequilts)
- Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan)
- April of Prairie Grass Patterns (@amrosenthal)
- Tina of Emily Ann\’s Kloset (@emilyannskloset)
- Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)
- Angie of Gnome Angel (@gnomeangel)
- Vanessa of Lella Boutique (@lellaboutique)
- Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
- Erin of Why Not Sew (@whynotsewquilts)
- Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)
- Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
- Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapvinelane)
I hope you’ll consider joining in the fun! It is a great way to connect with other enthusiastic quilters and donate to a wonderful cause, the March of Dimes. You can also share your progress and creations on the Crossroads Facebook Group. And be sure to post your own blocks using #crossroadsquiltalong on Instagram!