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January 8, 2023

My New Quilting Hobby


If there’s one thing I know about myself, it’s that I’ll never stop finding ways to create.

As the kid who drew on walls growing up, sorry Mom and Dad, I have an endless need to be doing something artsy. If I’m calling myself out, I’m basically a collector of hobbies. Regrets? None. Well, maybe how many half finished projects I have going. But that’s a story for another day. Today’s a sneak peek into my new quilting hobby.

Since our big move to Vermont I’ve been trying to find a new craft for the long winters. Something thats a learned skill and takes time while still being a project I can finish quickly enough to not get bored. I also wanted something that would make for a great high quality hand made gift. Enter quilting.

Because I like to make things extra hard for myself for no good reason, I sketched up a quilt design instead of purchasing a professional design – but we like to keep things extra interesting around here. I’m hand quilting this for my Mom with the sunset colors she loves because who genuinely loves a gift with hand made mistakes in it like a Mom.

My new quilting hobby

Just for an added layer of, “Why did I do this to myself?” I’m using linen instead of cotton because it just feels that much more luxe to me. I’m a sucker for linen I can’t help it. I fell in love with this muted earthly linens.

And because I know you love seeing process photos like I do, here’s a peak!

My new quilting hobby
My new quilting hobby

Here’s where the almost finished piece is at now. My last steps are creating a tag for it, washing, and gifting it! I’m thrilled with how it turned out for my first time and even prouder that I didn’t overthink it. I designed it on my iPad without stressing where the colors went, I didn’t scrap the project when my seams were off and things weren’t perfect, and I finished it – almost.

My new quilting hobby

I’ll be sure to post an update once I gift it to my Mom. Thanks for spending some time with me today as I dive into my new quilting hobby! Stay tuned for the next hobby I dive head first into.

with love,
Kris Picard-Kerscher