One year ago today I became an official quilter. I finished my "first" quilt on November 4, 2009. I made this for my little guy because I felt a bit bad I was always making skirts for the girls, but nothing for him.
I have actually made other quilts before this one. The dino quilt is not technically my first. I don't count the others though. I made this quilt after I truly discovered the wealth of knowledge and ideas available on blogs. I began to realize the possibilities for quilting. I also realized that I could free motion quilt with my machine, and I was sold. Many more quilts have followed. This quilt started my addiction to quilting, google reader, free motion quilting, and the quilt shop vs. Joann's. It's been great to try so many new things. I wonder what creations will come in the next year. I have a few in mind, we'll see what develops.
Here are a few pics of Miss C's quilt on her new bed. I think it looks pretty cute in her room. The bed is from Ikea, of course. One of these days I'll get around to making a pillow to match. I also think that purple butterfly and her light pink shelf need a new, brighter coat of paint to match. I'm thinking an orange butterfly would be nice.
Well, I am on my way to Houston this morning to visit my sister and go to the International Quilt Festival! My husband is bravely watching the kiddos while I'm gone. Four days of quilts, sister bonding, shopping and eating good food! Who could ask for more? I think it's a great way to celebrate my Quilting Anniversary. Have a great weekend!