Bloggers Quilt Festival – Fall 2009
After seeing everyone having so much fun with the Bloggers Quilt Festival, I just had to jump on board! There are tons of prizes to be given away, and so, so many blogs listed to visit! There is nothing like a large group of friendly quilters to inspire you!
I want to showcase this quilt….
This quilt has special meaning to me. First of all, I made it for my niece’s first baby. I chose fabrics for this special quilt that I had chosen to make things for my daughter when she was small. Going through and choosing the fabrics brought back many pleasant memories for me. I felt that this particular quilt needed to be made with fabric that had a special meaning.
This quilt was also the first quilt that I had attempted to machine quilt. I had always hand quilted or tied any quilts or patchwork projects that I completed in the past.
And this quilt is also the first quilt that I have completed in many years! I moved away from sewing, quilting and crafting for a number of years so that I could return to school. Needless to say, raising a family, working full time, and going to school full time, I didn’t have time to sew. Although it wasn’t a large project, it gave me a real sense of accomplishment.
This quilt represents many special firsts that connect to the past and bring things full circle for me. I know that Lindsey is enjoying this quilt for her new baby girl, and I have been able to share a part of my daughter’s past with her.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing this with me! Take care!