Pick Stitching

So I started quilting the flowering snowball Friday but was only able to work on it an hour or so, then for a bit on Saturday, but I’ve been stitching on it all day today and am really loving how quickly it goes! I’ve still got a way to go but at this rate it shouldn’t take very long to be ready to bind and label this one. Can’t wait to finish it and see how it all comes together. Plus, I have to start cutting fabrics for the next one (or two). 🙂 I can’t help myself. I completely LOVE this quilt!Flowering snowball top quilting 1

Second favorite……

Flowering snowball basting Chloe supervising

Princess Chloe Belle supervising and making sure it’s going to be comfy!

Also in response to a question by Rebecca regarding my favorites, I think that the one I’m working on right now is fast moving up the line and may take the 1st place spot! The Flowering Snowball, which was inspired by a quilt I saw on Molly Flanders Makerie blog site. The fabrics and quilting were completely perfect and I HAD to make one the moment I saw it. I’ve just started quilting on it today but am hoping it won’t take too long to finish it. I am already planning to make a couple more in this same pattern.

Granddaughters quilt

In response to a great question from Rebecca, this is one of my favorite quilts that I’ve done so far. I did this one for my granddaughter for her 1st birthday last month and am so tickled with how it turned out!

Granddaughters quilt for her birthday last month.

Granddaughters quilt for her birthday last month.

Front of quilt

Front of quilt

Pieced back of baby quilt

Pieced back of baby quilt

Showing off the awesome quiltiness (which my good friend Rebecca did on her longarm machine for me!)

Showing off the awesome quiltiness (which my good friend Rebecca did on her longarm machine for me!)

Jumping right in………..

Hello! This will be my very first blog post! I’m so excited to be able to talk about the things I love with everyone! As you’ve probably already noticed, my hobby (obsession) is quilting. While I’ve been sewing since junior high school (a very long time ago), and have made clothing, drapes, curtains, pillows and other crafts, I had always wanted to make quilts.

I was inspired by my Aunt Nannies nine patch quilt, which is the cover photo for this blog. She made this quilt in the 1940’s and I have always loved it. The entire quilt is hand pieced and hand quilted, with a self binding on it. While it’s not fancy, the time and love that went into this quilt continues to inspire me every day to do what I love. There have been several quilters in my family and I’ve been told by my mother that I come by it naturally.

So, I just wanted to say hello and to introduce myself! I’m so excited about this opportunity and looking forward to sharing and learning from other quilters and sewists!