Thursday, May 13, 2010

When I grow up ...

I want to be a queen size quilt ...




This quilt is for the guest room at the cabin.  I've not made anything but lap quilts since I started ... and the thought of piecing and quilting a queen size quilt is a little intimidating ... so intimidating, that it's taken me about 9 months to get this far.  I purchased the bulk of these fabrics as fat quarters last summer, shortly after I began quilting.  I cut out the 220 squares of print and solids in the fall, and I'm now finally starting to make progress on the piecing ...

I'm a bit nervous about the size, particularly as I sew on a portable Pfaff ... but maybe this is my excuse for buying that new machine ;-).

New news ... I've joined my first quilting bee ... "Fresh Modern Bee 2" ... and I'm VERY excited!  It will stretch me as a quilter and I am confident I will learn great stuff from my "beeing" partners!  Hopefully I'll figure out how to get the Bee button on my blog at some point (techno savvy is not my middle name ;-)

And I had an awesome compliment last night ... my blog, has actually been an inspiration to another, new quilter!  I remember perusing the blogs last summer and being inspired ... for me it was Amy Ala Mode ... how about you ... who was your first inspiration?

Hope you had a productive week!

All the best
Lisa

4 comments:

  1. Lisa, it;s your no. 1 fan ... did you see Misery?! Just kidding. Just wanted to say I love the colour schemes you use - they're very real or earthy or natural - not good on colour terminology!

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  2. I absolutely LOVE your soon to be Queen quilt! It's going to be fabulous! There were many inspirations for me but the 1st blog I read from start to finish and really got me interested in blogging and quilting was Sarah's blog: Anyone can Quilt. I love her blog! There's also AmandaJean of Crazy Mom Quilts, that's always inspiring too.

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  3. that is going to be one beautiful quilt! And don't let the size intimidate you, where there's a will, you can make it happen! The first blog that inspired me was Kellie of Don't Look Now - her raw edge applique, quilting on fresh bright colours just entralled me!

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  4. I love your work! I'm toying with the idea of joining a bee myself. I just can't get my head around the process. I have to read up on it more.

    One of my first inspirations was Bonnie Hunter and now it's Minick and Simpson.

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