Child of God, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, quilter, basket lover, amateur photographer, flower and vegetable gardener …….. some a little of who I am, some a lot of who I am, and all a part of me. When I started quilting several years ago, it sparked a passion in my creative side that I never knew existed. I fell in love with it from the very start. I love everything about it, from choosing the fabrics and designing the quilt until the time I finish the last stitch of the binding and everything in between.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

First quilt I ever pieced

I am in the process of giving my blog a makeover, so please pardon me as I work on it as time allows.  Just two weeks ago I finished a quilt that just happens to be the very first one I ever pieced, years ago.  This was actually some of the first quilt shop fabric I ever bought.  I had never heard of Moda, Thimbleberries, Marcus, Red Rooster .... you quilters know what I am talking about.  Once you feel the quality of the good stuff, especially when you iron it or feel it moving under your fingers while sewing, well, I was hooked.  I fell in love with this Kansas Troubles fabric from Moda.  I has been pieced for so long and I do not have any selvages to look at, but I think it is Seeds of Time.  I have had it on my UFO list for "a while now", embarrassed to say how long.  I know I have quilting ADD, but I think once I got this pieced I wanted to try to quilt something smaller, such as a potholder or placemat, before I quilted something this size.  By that time I had the quilting bug and started stash building.  Anyway, back to this quilt, I finally quilted it with a simple stitch-in-the-ditch and put the binding on.  I just could smack myself for waiting so long because I love it.  It is a generous lap size, 60 x 60, and fits so nicely on the back of my couch or on my deacon's bench. 

I am really, really working on busting out my UFO pile this year along with turning out new quilts.  Hang in there with me as I get my blog back in order. 

4 comments:

  1. So good to see you back, Rhonda!
    I love KT fabrics, too! I think I have made 4 quilts now using that line.
    This is wonderful and it looks great on your new bench, you lucky lady!

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  2. It turned out really well! That should spur you on to finish more UFO's!

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  3. That is a beautiful quilt and we all have fabrics in our stash that we can't remember the names of :D

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  4. Rhonda, yeah - I love your blog!!! But love your quilts and deacon bench more!!! I think it was a Thimbleberries book that got me out of the scrappy quilt thinking - though they are still my favorite - Now I'm at times overwhelmed with UFO's!!! Looking forward to seeing all your projects!!


    Blessings, sweet lady!

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