but Amy over at Park City Girl made it possible.
(Thanks!) She is hosting a Bloggers Quilt Festival.
It's a great place for inspiration.
I feel so privileged to be able to participate in something so fun!
Thanks for stopping by!
wow, What a Journey... I am REALLY new to quilting, I always wanted to make some quilts, but the timing was never right. I just had my first baby this fall, and now I have a little bit more time on my hands. I think I started about a month ago...I learn soo much with every stitch. Not too long ago, I found all the quilters in blog land. And immediately there were tons of quilts that I wanted to make. I knew I had to start out with something simple, and build my way up to more complexd patterns. I got my inspiration from this pattern from Kelly Mccaleb. I instantly feel in love with the vintage look of her quilts. I wanted to make one just like it. Off I was to the local Joanne's, to find some vintage looking fabric. (thats the only place I really knew of to buy fabric at the time, didnt even think I could buy fabric online!) The experience of matching fabrics together took about 2.5 hours!! Way to long for me. (the end result was worth it though.) It seemed like Joannes only had flower prints or fig leaf prints. Nothing that seemed really boyish to me. So I went with a "babyish" theme, and found my fabrics in the baby section.
Remember I wanted to make a 'vintage' looking quilt. Well, plans changed.
The sewing process came together really easy. Once I was done, I debated weather to sew X's, or send it out to get machine quilted. Neither one of them really worked out. I searched online for a few weeks, trying to get the courage to machine quilt it myself. I purchased a free motion foot, so I could machine quilt it, and with all the different tutorials out there, I took the plunge. Thanks to these two amazing tutorials, they were my ready references. There are a lot of them out there, so far these two are some of my favorites. And here are the results;
This is my favorite quilt this far, because It is my first quilt (working on my second), I love the simplicity, I love the colors, and chenille squares. I think each quilt I make will become my new favorite. It is so exciting and fun to find so many other quilters out there in blog land. There is so much inspiration! Thanks.
I was sooo excited to finish this next quilt, and had to share it as well, because I think it became my new favorite. (can that even be possible?) the pattern is from Moda Bake Shop. I doubled the "recipe", to make it bigger. And I loove it. I hope you do too.