I made this coin quilt top in 2007, the first year I started quilting. I finally sent it out for quilting and got it bound this summer. My large quilt tops like to gel a little bit before I get around to finishing them. This quilt was made from scraps of vintage fabrics, newer stuff, and there's even some tie-dye fabric my daughter and I made together.
Before I quilted, I collected fabric. Crazy, right? My friend Kathy and I spent several years hitting numerous estate sales looking for
As we found out that fabric was selling quite well, we started collecting more of it. The vintage prints intrigued me and the first time I saw a collection of old feed sacks, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. So I
In 2007, I dusted off my trusty Singer and decided I was going to make a quilt. That first quilt, a postage stamp miniature I shared last year in the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Since then, quilting has gone non-stop for me. I absolutely love the process and try to encourage anyone I can to learn to quilt. If I can do it, anyone can do it, and it's so much fun. I still can't sew buttons on stuff, sweat when faced with zippers, and freak out if asked to hem something. But give me a stack of scraps and a sewing machine and I'm in heaven.
Blogger's Quilt Festival. Bloggers are encouraged to post about a quilt they've made and link up on Amy's blog. There are prizes too! It's amazing at how our online quilting community inspires one another. I am self-taught by this generous community, so I feel like everyone is one of my close friends or mentors. I hope you'll join in the fun. I'm off to check out the entries. Two more days of Blogtoberfest...gah. I'm sick of myself.