The Crossroads Quilt was designed using vintage-inspired blocks to commemorate the crossroads of our lives. The blocks are just beautiful in their tiny detail and I am so looking forward to stitching them up.
As a kick-off, Fat Quarter Shop has asked us to share one of the Crossroads in our life ;) I think one of the biggest Crossroads in my life was moving across the country far away from home starting some amazing journeys. Here is the story :)
My sweetheart and I had been married for about 3 1/2 years when he was accepted to school in Kentucky. I was so excited that he had been accepted, but super scared. I had never lived outside of Utah before and I knew we would be far away from home and family. So with a prayer in my heart, we packed up our things and drove across the country to start a whole new adventure. I had no idea at the time how amazing it would be!!
I will always be grateful for that crossroad in my life. I can not even begin to explain how much I grew in those years away, not only as a person, but as a couple and a family. We relied on each other completely and grew together through the ups and downs. We welcomed new little ones into the family and made amazing lifelong friends that became every bit as close as family. And yes, I still burnt through a whole ton of phone cards to call home, especially when I had to make Thanksgiving Dinner on my own for the first time ;) All in all, It was an amazing experience that helped to shape who I am today.
And it also helped to shape another part of who I am today. This particular crossroad was also the start of my quilting journey!!! Right before we left, I asked my mother to teach me the basics of quilting as I figured I had a lot of quiet nights while my sweetheart studied. Just like how our family grew, I never would have guessed that wanting to learn a hobby to keep me busy would grow to where it is today. I am daily grateful for this amazing quilting journey and for all of you that join me in it.
And that is my Crossroads Story ;)
And a bit more on the Quilt Along before I sign off today. The Crossroads Quilt Along will be just like the Snapshots Quilt Along that I have been sharing all this year ;) Each month, starting in February, there will be a block posted with a suggested $5.00 donation to download it. I will be sharing my blocks in Strawberry Fields Revisited by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda just like the original :)
The fun all starts in February!!! Be sure to pop on over and save this page for all of the details and monthly updates!!! So are you going to come Quilt Along?? It is going to be so much fun!!!!!