Sunday, August 10, 2008

First Baby Quilt

Well, I woke up early this morning, determined to finish this quilt, since I was going to visit my friend who had her first daughter (3 months ago), and I wanted to take this to her as a present. After much frustration with my machine...which turned out to be simple tension/bobin problems, I was able to finish the quilt in time to take it with me. She loved it an it was such a nice feeling to know she appreciated the work and time that went into it.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Almost there...

Well, it is been weeks since I began this project and I am almost there...I signed up for a beginners quilt class which was supposed to be held 7/5 and 7/6. I was super excited to learn from professionals, the ins and outs of quilting. Unfortunately, on Thursday before the first class was to be held, I received a phone call telling me that the class had been canceled due to lack of interest. I was soooo disappointed. At the urgence of my good friend Melissa Lunden, I called the shop owner back and asked her if I could schedule a private lesson and explained that I had begun my first quilt, but I had no idea what to do once the quilt top was finished. To my delight, the shop owner, Gretchen, told me that there would be a UFO (unfinished objects) class held on 7/6, for five hours, and they had space for me. Yay! She told me it would be easy enough for the instructor, who would have also been the instructor for the beginning quilt class, to show me the ropes. So, I arrived, eager to finish my simple quilt and be on my way. Well, once I arrived and started seeing what others were creating, I was inspired and decided to add borders to my quilt...something I had not considered before. So, after 5 hours, I learned more about quilting, added the borders to my quilt, sandwiched it together, and quilted all but one line. Now, it is ready for the binding....but that will have to wait until the next UFO class in a few weeks. The silver lining here...while I didn't get to take the full on beginners quilting class, I did get to participate in lessons from the quilting instructor in a much more intimate setting (4 people) and probably learned as much in 1 day as I would have in 2 with a larger class!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

My First Baby Quilt

I am so excited to have been invited to the virtual quilting bee, but I am just getting back into sewing, so I am a little nervous about it, too. So, I decided to do a smaller quilt first and, it just so happens, that one of my friends just had her second baby, so this will be a perfect gift. Wish me luck and stay tuned....

Thursday, April 24, 2008

My First Blog

Well, this is certainly new to me. I have been so focused on my work that I have not had the energy to enter the world of blogging. However, thanks to my good friend, Melissa Lunden (, I have many great reasons to explore this fabulous way of communicating with the world. Watch out I come!