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….

Coin 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.

Pink Coin Quilt

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.

Quilting Closeup

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!

Cheryl

Finished!!!

A picture says a thousand words………

Baby Coin Quilt

I finished this last night. I feel a great sense of accomplishment, not so much because I completed a project, but because I pushed myself through something that was holding me back.  I procrastinated because I have never machine quilted anything before.  In fact, it has been quite awhile since I have sewn anything patchwork.  When I started quilting I handquilted everything.  So this has been a learning experience for me.  And a time to revisit things that I learned, and had forgotten I learned!

quilting close-up

Here is a closer look at the stitches.

I still need to make a label to sew on the back, but I’ve decided to wait until the baby is born so that I can add the birthdate.  She is due this month, so it should be soon.

Coin Quilt

Now I am ready to move on to more difficult projects, I have a couple in mind.  And I am motivated to finish a couple more projects that I have also been procrastinating on. I see other machine quilting in my not so far future!

I want to wish all Mother’s a wonderful day filled with joy and happiness!

Thanks for stopping by!

Something Unexpected……..

I received a package today that I wasn’t expecting!  It’s always fun to have things delivered, but I wasn’t really expecting anything.  So when the Fed Ex person (I didn’t see them) left the package and rang the doorbell, well, I wasn’t sure what to expect!

My husband went to the door and brought in a package, reading “It’s from Cindy Cummins, Creative Chicks, LLC. ” I knew the name.  I replied, “I’m not expecting anything!” Then I started remembering back to December (I think it was then) when I had left a sewing tip on the blog for diystyle.net. And I won a gift!  But it didn’t come, so after sending an e-mail a few weeks later, and not hearing anything, I put it out of my mind.

Well, diystyle is moving to a new workshop, and Cindy ran across this box of goodies, so she sent them on to me!  Yea!

My Gift!
My Gift!

It is a box of needle felting goodies!  There is a small needle felting tool, a large felting pad, and three felting molds to make a rose, a pansy and a daisy.  I had recently purchased a large felting needle, and a small pad, so now I have a great selection to start doing some needle felting.  I am so excited!!  And there was also a nice note from Cindy apologizing for the oversight.

Thank you again to diystyle.net for the wonderful prize!

I also thought that I would give you a peek at the baby (coin) quilt that I am working on so diligently to finish.

Coin quilt
Coin quilt

I have it quilted going one direction, now I just need to finish quilting it in the opposite direction, bind it, make a label for the back, and I’ll be done!  So I better get going!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting, and have a great end of the week!

I Haven’t Forgotten!

I’m just checking in!  I haven’t forgotten you!  I am madly working on my coin quilt, trying to get it all machine quilted.  I hope to have it done, binding and all by the weekend, so I probably won’t be around until it’s finished. I am working on it after work (and my nightly chores!)

I’ll have pictures of it, from start to finish, so stay tuned!

And thank you so much for stopping by, I appreciate you! Enjoy your week!