Sunday, October 11, 2009

I Made a Quilt!


I have always been the "occasional" seamstress. If someone needed some pants hemmed or a Halloween costume made, out came the sewing machine. The past few years have seen a tradition of homemade pajama bottoms at Christmas. That's as far as my skills and desire have ever taken me. This year, summer came, and I found myself sewing like the mad hatter. It started out with a simple bag. Five bags later, I decided I really enjoyed the creative outlet that sewing offers and decided to make a quilt.

The first quilt I ever made was also the last quilt I ever made. It was one of those straightforward patchwork numbers with pink yarn tied at every corner and a sheet for the back. I used it all through college and today it is sitting in my garage somewhere.

This summer, I discovered a quaint little quilt shop in my town. The assortment of pretty fabrics was like a party for my eyes! It was hard to choose, but I zeroed in on some brightly-colored Amy Butler fabrics. I cut. I pieced. I sewed and trimmed. In between all that, I moved. And now that fall is here, I have a cuddly quilt that reminds me of warmer days to wrap myself in whenever I watch T.V.

More than that, I have something I can be proud of.

I created something that didn't exist before.

By the way, if you want to see some beautiful quilts, check out the Bloggers Quilt Festival here:






16 comments:

  1. Love the story that goes with your quilt. Lots of interesting patterns in there.

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  2. Very pretty quilt....let's see the 1st one...run out to the garage and get it please!

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  3. Your quilt is beautiful. I love the fabrics.

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  4. I love your quilt. Delightful colors & fabrics. Definitely looks like you!

    Thanks for sharing and for participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  5. Love those colors! They even match your blog. :)

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  6. That's a pretty quilt and a lovely story. Thanks for your visit and nice words on my blog!

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  7. this is really beautiful...i love the colors and fabrics

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  8. Your fabrics and quilts are gorgeous!!! My favorite color. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Love this. The colors are beautiful!

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  10. Sometimes computers are not my friend. I can't find a picture of your quilt. What's with that? So, considering your age and the style of your blog background, I can see you as an Amy Butler type~! (I worked 8 years in a quilt shop. fun, fun)

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  11. I love your quilt! So great to see it, and find you online :)

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  12. Very cute! I love your fabric choices!

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