Patterns, Books and Progress, Oh My!

When I first started quilting and discovered FaveQuilts, I was so thankful for all the FREE quilt patterns. (It’s where I found some of the blogs I follow too!)

 I was super excited that I would never have to pay for a pattern or book! Well that lasted for a long while, but in the past year I’ve purchased a few patterns and more recently, a couple of books! I pre-ordered this modern quilt as you go book a few months ago and I can’t wait for it to be distributed next month. And even more recently, after falling in love w/ a beautiful kaleidoscope quilt seen on Fresh Off The Frame, I ordered Ricky Tims’ book, Kool Kaleidoscope Quilts.

And speaking of books, I recently inherited a great deal of books from the AQG who closed their library earlier this year. Members were allowed to choose pretty much any books we wanted. Here are the ones I chose.

my son cut off my head

In Quilty news, I did get the college-bound quilt basted last weekend and have even started quilting it. I’m using the techniques that Ann Petersen teaches in her Craftsy class: Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine.

Here’s what I have so far on the Summer Star Mini.

Tomorrow I’m bringing my sister to quilting, the once a month get together w/the sisters from church,and I’m going to assist her in making a simple lap quilt. Maybe she’ll become a quilting maniac like me. 😉

In Yoga news, 2 weeks down, 10 more to go! Keep praying for me.

A Thread for Life
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 NIV

Until next time, Happy Quilting and God Bless.

How it All Started

In or around July 2011 I was invited to “Quilting”. The 3rdSaturday of every month, a few of my sisters from church get together to make quilts for charity.  Now, I remembered going once before a couple years prior and I remember it was an okay get together, but there weren’t any sparks between me and quilting.   Anyhow, one of the sisters kept bugging me about coming to “Quilting” so I gave in and went. This time around, something truly magical happened. I mean, it was more than a spark…it was full on fireworks baby!!!  I’ve been a quilting maniac ever since!

This is the 1st quilt I made. It is a Brick Quilt called “flannel” (I didn’t use flannel) from Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Magazine. It was in the November/December 2006 issue and it looked like the perfect “1st quilt”.  I made it for a very special boy, my grandson Gainz.  I didn’t start small either! It measures 70” x 84”. I quilted an “X” in each brick. It took me about a month to finish it. 

1st Quilt made August 2011