It's all my dad's fault. The one thing I remember most that my dad said to us over and over again, "Women don't belong in the kitchen. Cooking is a man's job." My dad was a chef and restaurant owner. I could wait tables, bus tables, set up tables, and wash dishes but I was never, ever allowed in the kitchen to cook.
My mom taught me to sew. Good thing my dad wasn't a tailor or he might have said that a woman doesn't belong in the sewing room!
Here is my best contribution to my own kitchen. A table runner using 9 2-1/2" precut strips sewn together then cut into hexagons using my Hexagon Trim Tool. I used my Eat Your Veggies fabric for the borders. The entire project was finished in a day.
The directions to make the hexagons and to sew them together are in my new book, Jelly Roll Jambalaya. You can order the book on my website:www.jeanannquilts.com The bed quilt using the same hexagons is featured on the book cover.