Oh! Fransson is a fantastic quilter, and I’ve been eying her Paintbox quilt as a template for the kids’ room for several months. Bright, cheerful, and gender neutral, it is perfect for our shared boy and girl bedroom.
And now, she’s hosting a quilt-along for the Paintbox quilt!
Making a quilt isn’t the most frugal venture, but this style of quilt gives me a place to use some of the scraps I have building up in my stash (and I may raid the stash of my mom and a few sewing friends for scraps!) I already have a sewing machine, thread, and a weekly sewing class for time to sew. I’ll be making two quilts, one for each kiddo, and it will be part of their Christmas presents. I’m excited for the fun project, and for the finished product to brighten up their room!
I made a crib quilt for Sweet Pea, but I’m no expert quilter. Wish me luck on my crafty venture!
If you’re on the San Francisco Peninsula and looking for an inexpensive sewing class, check out the Onetta Harris Community Center in Menlo Park. Classes are just $25 for residents/$34 for non-residents for 9 weeks. I can’t recommend the teacher, Megan, highly enough, and you can’t beat 9 weeks of crafty evenings for the price!