August 31, 2011

The Summer of {quilt} Love

 
What started on Memorial Day weekend as a "gee I think I would like to try quilting again" turned into a full blown love affair with quilting over the summer. First up was the red and aqua table runner that confirmed that "yes indeed, I think I like quilting".


Becky then asked if I would make her a quilt, which led to the purchase of the adorable Daydream fabric and the San Francisco Windows quilt top. Progress on this quilt was interrupted by the quilt along at P.S. I Quilt and three weeks later the completion of the Americana Cottage quilt. And winning a fabric gift card for participating! Quilting is becoming a part of my daily routine.


I added a blog list devoted to my favorite quilting blogs. And I finished Becky's super cute quilt

Which led to the destruction of not one, but two sewing machines. So I tried hand quilting. I fell in love with Perle cotton and making hexagons.

Finally, I pulled out squares that were abandoned during my fall fling with knitting. I started cutting hundreds more 4" squares out of fabric in my stash. I added a dose of clean crisp white fabric and started stitching together Happy Little Quilt. It is true love.

Three quilts, one table runner and one pillow later, summer is now almost over and I cannot wait to cozy up with my colorful, happy projects!

6 comments:

  1. Hi Debbie, Love your Happy post. You really did have a busy happy and colorful quilting summer! Great that you realized how much it brought you joy. Enjoy all you beautiful results. What's up for your next project??
    Have a nice day. xoRobin❤

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  2. All your quilts are so gorgeous, and I loved your colourful mosaic today. It's so nice to see you enjoyed quilting again and made such lovely projects. Enjoy cosying up for autumn with them! And I look forward to seeing what you create next.
    Have a happy crafty time.
    Helen x

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  3. Pretty quilts and colors on each blend well in your collage....I'm ready to snuggle under grandma's quilt this winter, while the rest of the world goes off to work....over at Mel's Designs from the Cabin....Mel

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  4. Oh Debbie all the color & prettiness, your quilts are sooooooooo beautiful. I need to start a new one in the next day or two for my mom, its her birthday in 2 weeks, i'm so inspired by yours
    Lots of love Karen x

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  5. That is awesome! I love quilts and all things quilted and play with the notion of trying my hand at it. I took a quilting class 20 years ago but it was all hand quilting and I'm pretty sure I will never go that route again. You are inspiring me though!

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