Sunday, January 29, 2012


I have so many things I want to blog about.  Wanted post last night, but was home alone for a bit but having a little dinner and snuggling into my bed to watch a some TV sounded better at the time.  Anyway...Quilting, again.  It seems like something I learned to do yesterday (probably because I only do about 1 quilt a year these days)  The reality of it is that it has been 8 years since I learned to quilt (future post for that whole story) at first it was all I did as soon as one was done I would start the next project and so on...enter a so called friend who talked me into going into business quilting and embroidery to be exact.  It went well at first then one day while I was on vacation with the family she sold off almost all my quilting supplies...leaving only embroidery which I did but it wasn't my favorite thing to do.  things were not good after that we parted ways, I got stuck with $25000 worth of debt (that is now paid off).  Finally dug myself out of that mess about 4 years ago, but it left me with a bad taste in my mouth.  I didn't want anything to do with quilting after that, so by the way side it went.  But it looks like the quilting bug may be back...I am still only doing about one quilt a year like mentioned above.  Now its because I am working full time and have a hard time making myself sit and work on a quilt not because I don't enjoy it.  The feeling I get when one is finished is amazing.  I really do love that I learned this skill (thanks Amy) and I hope that 2012 will be the year it all comes back to me.  Who knows maybe quilting will take a few orders for quilts to make me some extra $$ for the vacation fund...we'll see   :)
As for the picture above that is Stephanee's quilt top the one mentioned about a week or 2 ago (blog post "a gift for a friend").  It turned out wonderful.  It looks simple enough, just a bunch of blocks, but the thing was one of the hardest I've done so far due to the fact that if the color blocks were off by very much at all it looked really really bad.  but anyway it's ready for batting and a back then it will be fit to use.  I figured I better post a finished picture of it seeing that the last one about this quilt just showed a bunch of cut up fabric.  Hope she enjoys it.  :)

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