I don’t know why but I have always been intimidated to do anything patchwork. To me, patchwork is a ton of little pieces precisely cut & sewed…hours upon hours of time & well–only for the neat & perfect sewer! I stayed clear of patchwork projects fearing that I had none of the required skills & admired others for their dedication to their own patchwork projects from afar. NOT ANYMORE! After being inspired by a friends enthusiasm for Suzuko Koseki’s book Patchwork Style, I found myself wandering over to books in the shop that were all about patchwork techniques & projects. I had various conversations with customers about my fear & was encouraged over & over again to give it a try. They all said how “easy” it was & even though I continued to be a skeptic on Saturday afternoon I found myself looking down at a sweet little bundle of fabric that I had put aside for a simple baby blanket & started cutting out pieces for a patchwork blanket instead…I’m quite proud of my first patchwork project & found that it was as easy as everyone said! I guess I just needed a little boost of inspiration from all of you…a big hug to Sarah–thanks mama!!