This is my first post to my blog - a new beginning for a New Year. I have been thinking about starting a blog for quite some time, but somehow just never got started. I think I was just afraid that I wouldn't have anything of interest to share on a regular basis. I admire so many quilters and their ability to blog and create beautiful quilts at the same time. I hope that I will be able to learn and progress as I get better at this blogging thing.
Now on to quilty things. Today, in the mail, I received a yard of Heather Ross Lightening Bugs and Other Mysteries goldfish in a bag, blue on white background! An entire yard! I went on EBay and bid on this piece of fabric and actually won the auction. I have been wanting some of this fabric for quite some time. Now, I have to think about how to use it.
I have a few photos to show you of quilts that I made in 2011. Hopefully I will be even more productive in 2012. Here are a few of my projects:
I finished this quilt in 2011 and entered it into the New Quilts of Northern California special exhibit at the Pacific International Quilt Festival. It was accepted and I was proud to see it hanging in the exhibition hall.
Next we have Flower Power. This is an original design of mine that I gave as a Christmas gift this year. It's happily living in Visalia, California as you read this.
Then we have Snowballs in Summer, my homage to Denyse Schmidt and summer. I thought it would be nice to have a picnic quilt that was big enough to have space for several guests.
Snowballs in Summer
I had some quilty math issues that I tried to cleverly conceal. Can you see what I did wrong? Hint - look in the lower right block...
Anyway, time to feed the Doodle and get on to a little quilting.