Thursday, November 4, 2010

Happy Quilting Anniversary to Me!

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!

14 comments:

  1. Sounds like a blast!! Have fun!!

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  2. They're so beautiful, the dinos fabric is really cute!
    I'm more or less like you about the quilting experience, it's only been recently that I've rediscovered quilting through blogging. I had no idea about free motion either, and I'm just about to try it in the next few days...
    You are indeed very lucky to be visiting Houston! Enjoy every single minute of it!

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  3. Oh! I just got back from Houston. Have fun!!! Love your daughter's quilt!

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  4. Have fun in Houston! Pictures, please : )

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  5. So jealous! You are going to have a blast! Just a weekend "kid free" sitting in alone in a car sounds good to me! Ha!

    Love the quilts you made!

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  6. What a great way to spend your quilting anniversary! I love your daughter's quilt, so colorful and bright :)

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  7. Congrats! I love that quilt on your daughter's bed! It's so girly, but not little girl, it's just perfect.

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  8. I'm so jealous that you get to go to the quilt fest! Soak up lots of good ideas there to share with us! :)

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  9. Happy Anniversary! Too cute quilt! Have fun in Houston!

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  10. That is a bedroom any little girl would want. It's so bright and inviting. Have fun in Houston!

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  11. Kati, you are amazing! I love the quilt you made for Miss C too cute.

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  12. C's bed looks adorable. Have fun this weekend!

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  13. Congratulations on one year of quilting! You certainly have taken the craft and ran with it. You have created some amazing pieces.

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  14. Happy Anniversary and have fun on your trip, I'm jealous! I love those bright fun pinks oranges and greens, I always love every quilt you finish, cant wait to see whats next!

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