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.
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.