Sunday, April 19, 2009

Boggers Quilt Festival 2009






Park City Girl is having the First Online Quilt Festival. It runs from April 17 - 24th. I was not going to enter anything because I don't think my work compares to those that have been doing this for a long time. I then thought, if there is someone even remotely thinking about getting into quilting then, maybe mine will inspire someone.


The story behind this quilt is... One summer, in 2002, I crocheted afghans for my sons and their girlfriends. I think I made 4 or 5 that summer. By the time Christmas rolled around I didn't even want to look at another one, let alone make one. I was burnt out. I had enough. I thought, I just can't sit here doing nothing. What can I do that's different. I have always admired people that quilt. They are amazing. Never thinking I would be able to do something like that. I went to Joann Fabrics. My husband got me a sewing machine, I picked up a book called, Learning to Quilt. A beginners guide by Leisure Arts. (#1297). There are 25 lessons in the book. I went through the first couple and thought, gee, I can really do this! I came across a lesson called Card Trick. My daughter helped me pick out the fabric and off I went. There are mistakes in it trust me. For a first quilt though, I think it came out ok. I am proud of my accomplishment and it does get used. I don't think I would recommend something this big (it's fits our queen size bed) for a first quilt. Oh! I did quilt in the ditch myself on my little machine. Easy?? Not even! If I ever make one that size again, I will take to a professional to get done.
Thank you for visiting and looking at my quilt.
I will now go and enjoy looking at the many others that have been posted.
Enjoy!
Bunny
Edited:
Pat mentioned the hearts. I forgot about them. lol The corners looked like it needed something so I made a template of a heart and drew a pic in the corners and hand stitched them with a needle and thread. Some of them are a little iffy but, they look like hearts.

16 comments:

Zonnah said...

Your adventurous for doing that size for your first quilt! I bet all the other ones you do seem easy now :)

Crispy said...

I have to smile at the quilts some beginners make....a card trick block is not one of the easy ones. Well done Bunny :0)

Crispy

Carol said...

You did the card trick as a beginner. I am impressed :) I like the color combination.

Pat said...

Your quilt is very nice and I think I see some hearts quilted in there, too. I think you can be very proud of this one...I really do.

Serena said...

I've always loved this pattern and always thought it would be beautiful in blue. You did a wonderful job! Great work!

Joyzelle said...

Great job! Awesome for a first quilt.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love the color combination. You did a great job on your first quilt!

Bunny said...

Now I have found another Bunny quilter that is two that I found in the last two days. I love your first quilt you did a beautiful job and you must be proud of yourself. Keep up your great work. Another Bunny:)

Kerri said...

such a lovely quilt!!

Miri said...

Great quilt! Amazing that its your first quilt...good job!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Love your quilt - the colors are soothing! Thanks for sharing :)

faith said...

you did a great job. good for you for trying it out. it turned out great!

stitchinpenny said...

whay a great quilt. I enlarged the picture to see the fabrics and quilting. They are great.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You are creative and know what you like. Nice colors too. Keep up with the quilting and everything gets easier.

Vicki said...

It looks great!

M said...

I have been "doing the festival" and as you can see it takes me a while but I enjoy the stories MOST .... so I am glad you told your story and put your quilt picture where we can enjoy it as well.