Updated: Jan 14
“You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., August 4, 2012.
That quote is the inspiration for the name of my quilt Take the First Step.
I started this quilt in a class at the 2021 Atlanta Quilt Festival taught by Sarah Bond. Her quilt was name Diamond Stair Step. Actually Take the First Step is half as large as Sarah’s quilt. Once I sewed all the blocks together, it did not come together as perfectly as I wanted. A simple solution was to only use the part of the quilt I considered perfect. I added borders and Voila! Take the First Step was born.
My friend Maxine Moore quilted Take the First Step on her long arm. It was her idea to use the wavy pattern and I love it. I also love the African border.
This quilt will become part of my ever -growing red and white quilt collection. More importantly it is a reminder to step out on faith as we say in the Baptist Church. Take the first step, with the faith that the rest of the staircase is there, and that you will be able to get to your destination, if you keep taking step after step.