Monday, November 23, 2009

Design wall Monday

I am excited to participate in Judy L.'s design wall Monday! My design wall is actually the floor in the rec room (think wreck room for a more accurate description). Several, okay, many years ago I did a mystery by Elsie Vrendenburg using Christmas fabrics. For some reason, I way over cut the red triangles needed for that quilt. Finally, this past October I decided to use them up and piece another Christmas quilt. So here is the quilt so far, red, green, and Christmas fabrics in a square in a square. I am thinking of putting a narrow black border around the blocks and then adding a wide border of Christmas fabric. I am also gearing up to make Bonnie H.'s mystery that is starting on Friday using more fabric from my stash. Between these and another Christmas themed quilt I also started in October, I will have 4 Christmas flimsies.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Introduction to my blog

I have been a blog lurker for several years now, and due to the prodding of my family, have decided to start a blog of my own. Luckily I have teenage children to set it up for me, because I am not very technologically adept. My mom was a great sewer, quilter, and dollmaker, and she taught me to sew at an early age. I made my first quilt when I was in high school. I love the fabric, cutting, and piecing, but I have only quilted one quilt! The quilts I do have were quilted by my mom or by a friend of hers. Mom passed away almost two years ago, so now I need to figure out the quilting part of the process and make these flimsies into real quilts!