Thursday, October 9, 2014

I'm a Quilter- Who Knew?!

I'm Quilting.

If you had told me that I would enjoy quilting 15 years ago, I would have laughed in your face. (cuz isn't that what old people do?!) My mother is a quilter. She's self taught and she's down right amazing!
My first quilt project, I made a quilt for my best friend's 30th birthday.  It was a big task but I was so proud I did it. The second was a quilt for Chugo. It was the first one I did completely on my own from start to finish, ok.. ok.. with the couple calls to my Mom for advice! (There, I admit it!)
Said quilt, is now worn out from love and multiple bus trips during marching band season.  Then I took a looooong break from quilting. (Birth of the twins, moving to TX.. ya know, just to name a few distractions) Isn't it funny how it seems that certain hobbies are either all or nothing?!

Then I got pregnant and was determined to make a 'girly' quilt for BG. It turned out great, if I do say so myself. (and then another hiatus) Fast forward two years later and I'm back at it again.
I've been bitten by the bug. It truly amazes me to see bits of scraps sewn together to make a blanket. To make something that will be used and loved. Sigh. Its fabulous.

I received a Christmas quilt from my Mom a couple years ago. (we actually use it all year around- believe it or not) The idea struck me a couple weeks ago that it would be neat to have "holiday quilts' for all the holidays. So I set out on a mission. Halloween, Fall (because it could be used longer than say just a thanksgiving quilt), Spring (same reasoning as fall), and then whatever other holidays I decided I wanted to conjure up a quilt for. :)

I chose a pattern, went to the fabric store and got started! I'll post more as the process unfolds but for now.. here's a previews of the fabric!

Aren't the colors Halloween-y and delicious? Did i mention that- I Heart Fabric!