When I first dipped my foot into the sea of quilting, I was so reluctant to even begin. Browsing through quilt magazine after quilt magazine, I did not see quilts as I might be able to make--
but I saw these mathematical compositions of precise workmanship.
And then I read that most of these women who win highly deserved applause over their extraordinary quilts held PhD's in some mathemathical field-----well, then! there ya go! (You can not combine the words -math-and -my name- in the same sentence w/o a huge 'rolling of the eyes'.) I suddenly felt a little bit better.
But then I found a book on paper-piecing. Page after page of beautiful blocks. I looked at the directions and -- wow! -- finally! I was able sew precise, straight lines and have the block actually resemble something coherent.
This is where it began....