According to ancient Hebrew tradition, once God had finished creating the universe, the world, the oceans and trees, he gave Adam a family and a garden. I’ve spent most of my life wanting much more than these. I wanted meaning and expression, recognition and adventure. I believed having my own little plot for creating order, and a bunch of little people to share it with, was too mundane, achieved too little. But in the last 2 years, our life has shrunk down, to these two little things. Making my home a place of colour and peace, and taking responsibility for my family. I’m not leading teams of people or rallying for a cause or changing the world in some splashy way. I’m just looking after my little corner. And it’s nice. Because I’m getting much better at it, and I failed constantly when I tried to do things that were way bigger than me.
And so, finally, I get to share with you my special garden, my colourful collection of joy and peace and healing and hope. I’ve always been terrible at real gardening (thought I hope to change that in our new home next year!), but this is a garden I can make and enjoy. This is Seedlings Quilt. A quilt made of all the designs shared here, but in small panels, put together in a log cabin style to make a beautiful, EPP and Applique sampler quilt.
Thank you so much for sharing this journey with me! We’ll be quilting-along in October! Want to join us? I’ll have more details in a blog post next week, but for now, I can tell you that you can choose any quilt, we’ll be focusing on a design per fortnight, and there’ll be prizes!