I can’t wait to try one of these out. Melanie has totally figured out the direction the modern quilting world is going right now. Easy, bold and fun.
It’s funny how I connected with Melanie. I stumbled upon her blog a few months ago as I surfed through WordPress. I immediately loved her style. And wow, is she prolific! Amazing.
So, I started following her, and of course leaving her comments here and there. And she would comment back on my blog. As a new blogger, I was so happy to have a new quilting connection.
I had been meaning to send Mel an email saying hello in more depth and telling her that one reason I followed her blog is that she’s from New Jersey… and low and behold, I’m from Jersey. But life kept flying by, and it took me awhile to click send on that email. Finally, last week, I did.
And I got the funniest response.
She wrote back, “Oh, I know all about you!”
It turns out, she said, that her neighbor is a wonderful old friend of mine. He was actually a graduate student I supervised at the hospital in California years ago. We always had fun working together. I had forgotten that he had moved back to New Jersey with his young family.
Just in the last few weeks, he and his wife had befriended Mel and her husband, and they had a family dinner together. When they saw her beautiful quilts around her house, they thought, hey, we know one other random quilter in the world! We should connect them.
They told her all about me, how we all knew each other, and they passed my blog link on to her.
Little did they all know that I had already been gently stalking Mel for the past several months, and was hoping to get the opportunity to meet her one day.
Life is funny. Six degrees of separation. Or two, in this case.
And it looks like I will get to meet my new friend at QuiltCon here in Austin in February.
Anyway, I’m thrilled for her tutorial. Because I have this gorgeous box of Aurifil thread that I had no idea what I would do with. Pillows ala walking foot is the answer.
Thanks for the plan Mel!