Since then, I have made a few baby quilts, always with my own pattern, out of blocks, with straight stitching. You would think after nine years that I would have more to "show" as far as quilts go but it has only recently become a true "hobby" thanks to my friend Amy (the wonderful, amazing, incredibly talented, and inspiring Amy).
She hosts a wonderful "Bloggers Quilt Festival" twice a year. I've watched in the past, but this time I'm actually joining in the fun!! It's open to all quilters, from novice to professional. I definitely fall in the "novice" category.
If you follow my blog you will recognize this quilt (as I just shared it's completion with you a couple weeks ago), but if you are new here, read on.
Amy asked if I would be willing to test a pattern for her. I had never used a pattern before but was excited to try!
Her pattern calls for one layer cake and one charm pack (plus 1/2 yard for binding and 3 1/2 yards for backing). I used the Moda Blush line and love the result!!
Since I was in the mood to try new things, I also tried free motion quilting for the first time. I'm officially addicted. I want to quilt everything. I even look at matelasse and think "oh yah, I could do that." :D
My new quilt is used daily in our family room. It's the perfect size for snuggling! My girls love it and are already asking when I'm going to make a quilt for each of them.
Go check out the Bloggers Quilt Festival and see the incredible talents of others!