Thursday, April 26, 2012

My first quilt!

I know it's been a while since I've posted, 25 days to be exact. My friend Pam called to tell me to get  blogging, so here I am!   Life just sometimes gets in the way, and honestly I need to get taking more pics so I can post more.  I know that there are projects here just waiting for some attention.  What have we been doing, it sure seems like a lot.... my husband has started a new job and I have been able to do some traveling with him while he trains for his new position. it's been nice getting some pre- summer swims in in the hotel pools. And we found 2 awesome Mexican restaurants during our travels. Weekends we spend getting caught up around the house, we mulched, planed a new tree, blueberry bushes and of course mow the dandelions twice a week already!
I did manage to stay creative during our adventures and was able to finish my first quilt. I have to thank the Rose of Sharin Quilt shop in Danville PA for being such a wonderful shop to spend a few nights learning the fine art of quilting, I took a 2 night class and it was so helpful to learn the basics of rotary cutting as well as the very useful unsewing technique. (doesn't that sound so much nicer then seam ripping) I chose a very pretty fabric from The Buggy Barn for the quilt, the star pillow is a Basic Grey pattern and the big pillow is just one I made up with the scraps.  It's huge!  I had to make my own pillow form because I couldn't find one big enough. I was also lucky enough to get a new quilting sewing machine, it is heavenly to sew with!  It's a Janome QC 4800. It does all kinds of fancy stuff.  I just have to learn how to use it all! 

I'm looking forward to my next quilting project. 

Thanks for stopping by:) 


  1. Congratulations Joyce on your design appointment. Looking forward to following your posts. Well done !

  2. Your quilt is gorgeous! Oh how envious I am of you. This is beautiful and so cozy!

  3. I'm quite jealous! I would love to be able to sew my own quilts and pillows!

    Love the colors you used for this! It all looks amazing, Joyce :)


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