Monday, September 21, 2009

First Time

I have to say it is a little nerve racking trying to decide what to post for the first time ever on my new blog. The only experience up to this point is my family's webpage which was designed for out of state grandparents who wanted to keep up with the grandkids and for close family friends who would follow us on our Montana adventures. This is definitely a new arena for me. I guess there is nothing to do but jump right in.

This quilt was another first. This was the first quilt I made that did not follow a set pattern. I made this for my oldest son's high school graduation. Some of the blocks have a nine patch pattern alternating with a muslin square which allowed friends and family to handwrite personal messages. These blocks were alternated with fabric blocks of preprinted quotes. I love this quilt!!! So many people worked to make this quilt special by including their special thoughts for Alex. I only wish my photographs had turned out better.

I ended up with more handwritten blocks than planned, so I put these on the back. Also on the back is a cut out from my son's favorite (and worn out) Bob Marley t-shirt. I had confiscated it one day doing laundry because it had become so ragged looking, and I couldn't stand seeing him wear it that way. When he saw it on the back of the quilt, he said "Oh, so that's where my shirt went!"

I am excited about this new blog of mine and hope it will inspire and motivate me to be more creative and productive in my quilting. I have been so inspired by other blogs that I have discovered during my browsing that I decided to start my own. I hope you enjoy the posts and please let me know that you stopped by and what you think. Have a great day!!



  1. Welcome to blogging! Blogging has really helped inspire and motivate me...I've learned so much over the past year...and it is a great way to document all of my projects! I love how you confiscated the t-shirt...think I might need to do that with a couple!

  2. Congratulations on your first post! I think the first is the hardest! Great quilt, funny how too many blocks for the front led to such a creative back!

    Looks like you are off to a great start!

  3. I'm a new blogger, too! Inspired by Thelma of "Cupcakes'nDaisies".... I'm proud of both of us for trying something new.... I don't have any pictures on my blog yet, but I expect to fix that this week.

    Keep up the good work!