Thursday, July 19, 2012

Quilt Obsessed

Over a year ago I took a class on quilts and started making a quilt in anticipation of the arrival of my baby.  


Yes you read that line above right.  The class I took was over 17 months ago and I still haven't finished that quilt.  


I have made progress though, so much so that I am dying to wrap it up and present it to him.  Who knows he might keep it so that one day he can pass it along to his children, but I'm getting ahead of myself and making my eyes tear up so let me refocus on the present.  


I found some beautiful websites to help me with this fun tasks and I wanted to share them...


Allison's quilts are beautiful and her patterns are amazing.  If I knew what I was doing I would totally get them now!!!!  I've already added her patterns to my "Future Gifts to Myself" list, which I just created, the list that is, and I'm going to share it with mi esposo, who I have no doubt will find it immensely helpful for his future too. HA! 


My sister mentioned this site to me when I told her I was quilt obsessed and little did sister know that I read her book (thanks my dear for reconnecting me)...


Photo courtesy of Amazon.com


I strongly urge you, if you are interested in quilt making, to read this book.  I was able to download it for my Nook from the library but alas only had it for 14 lending days.  Elizabeth's writing style is simple, straightforward and definitely effective especially for a beginner like me. It's my the second item on my "Future Gifts to Myself" list.   
Rita's site features the most unique fabrics I have seen in a long time and she's such a giver.  Not only does she show you where to find her fabulous fabrics, she provides  you with some great tutorials as well.  

I'm almost done with little man's quilt.  I finished the quilt top, made the sandwich quilt and am now quilting a design.  The design will be a series of horizontal and vertical lines.  Nothing too complex and I'm sure they'll get a bit wonky, but he'll know that it was made with much love.  Once the design is complete, I'll bind it and then it will finally be done.  


Wish me luck!!!!! 

4 comments:

Frank said...

Its a beautiful quilt for our little man and I'm sure your future creations will be just as gorgeous. love you...

Me said...

Ah thank you sweetie! Love you!

Allison said...

Good luck finishing your quilt...you'll be so glad when its done and you can use it! -Al

JennyC said...

You're doing great & I can't wait to see your lovely quilted creations :)