Friday, May 18, 2012

I'm back!!!

As you can see it has been an entire school year since I last posted. I had every intention of writing but this year was intense and the blog got put on the back burner. Not what I wanted but I only have three days left with students so I can breathe a little better now.

For my coming back post I am joining the Bloggers' Quilt Festival. This is my first year to participate.
So without further ado, here she is:

I made this following a Quilt Along organized by John of Quilt Dad. Each week we made two blocks, each designed by a different blogger. I loved this quilt along. I started it after I had only been quilting for a few months. I learned so many new techniques and really grew in my skills. I also loved doing it along with an online community, encouraging and helping me along the way.

I had the top completed last summer but it spent the next year folded in my quilt room until I finally had time to quilt it last month. As I looked back over the pictures I had taken, I calculated it took me a year and a half to finally get it finished.

Here is my second attempt at FMQ!! I learned alot working on this baby and I love her so much. After a good washing she is so soft and cuddly. She is now resting in my guest room and waiting patiently for guests.

I so wish I could be at Quilt Market (maybe one day...) but glad to have the chance to be a part of the Bloggers' Quilt Fest. Thank you so much for stopping by. Now that summer is here I will be updating you on all the crafting I have done this many projects to show you. Don't forget to come back.


  1. It's a beautiful quilt!! Your FMQ is great for only your second time. Enjoy...
    Happy Quilting
    Leanne xo

  2. Sometimes quilts take a long time to make but that is beautiful unto itself. It is beautiful. Congratulations.

  3. Wow. You, my friend, are amazing!

  4. What machine did you use for FMQ? It's beautiful!! Great job. (BTW, It took me several years to finish my oldest daughter's quilt, and about 6 to finish the younger's. A year ain't bad in my book. LOL)

  5. Thank ya'll! So glad you love it like I do.
    Mar, I use a Brother CS 6000i-nothing fancy. I want to get a Juki TL-98Q because it is tough to get the middle because my machine has a tiny throat space. I am searching for a use one and saving my spare pennies.

  6. I LOVE the colors on your quilt and the cheerful blocks!

  7. Great quilt, love the colours, well done!

  8. This is a fun color palate!

    Check out my blog if you can...

    Margaret Gunn

  9. Wow! So many blocks, so many pieces! A feast for the eyes :)

  10. A beautiful quilt!!! A labor of love from the heart.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  11. I really like that color combination! Nice work!

  12. what a marvelous quilt! so pretty and so nicely done. love those blocks. thanks for sharing and have a great day