Okay hear me out on this one. You know when you are getting to know people and they ask what you like to do for fun or what your hobby is. Well I always say I really like to quilt. But the other day I got to thinking (dangerous I know). Humm, can you call yourself a quilter if you've never actually quilted anything? Okay well I landed on yes because there are a lot of amazing people out there who design beautiful quilts but always send them to the long arm quilter. But on that same note there are a lot of people who stick strictly to patterns but quilt them all themselves. I think both groups and all of those in the middle are considered quilters and I am happy to put myself in that category of the somewhere in the middle. So while all of these thoughts were running around in my head a few well timed post by fellow bloggers really got me to thinking. First up I read Molly's post, you can find it here, about fall cleaning. Brilliant I tell you and what a great point she makes. So as I was cleaning up a corner of my sewing space I came across this quilt. Maybe came across is the wrong choice of words. I knew it was there basted and ready to go, just waiting. Some of you may remember her from last year, no I don't always refer to my quilts as male or female but this one just seems like a she to me. Just go with it, you can call the white coats later. Also this week I saw this post by . Let me sidebar here by saying I love Jacquie and she is an amazing inspiration. Her blog is one of the first I found when I started exploring the world of quilt blogs and she has provided countless inspiration. All of that said to say this. I finished a quilt. I'm super excited about it because it's not just any quilt, it's my first quilt. Okay well I've made quilts before but this is the first quilt that I pieced, quilted, and binded all by myself. The quilting isn't perfect and I had a deep discussion with myself about using the seam ripper on her but in the end decided that while the imperfections make me a little unhappy now they also tell a story and one day I will be happy to have that quilt with those imperfections. The quilt is in the washer now so you'll have to wait until tomorrow when I can take pictures for a full reveal and the rest of the story but here is a sneak peak.
PS-I'm a little star struck right now because Moda Lissa came by my blog and left some comment love for me. So I'm going to bask in my happiness. She you all later.
PSS-If you are looking for my giveaway post you can find it here.