I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

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Thursday, January 21, 2010


I have spent this week sorting and cutting fabric...... more than stitching.

I have finally decided on a pattern and am beginning to work on the quilt I have always wanted to make. I have made a few small wall quilts, but never one big enough to cover a bed......

so here goes.
How about you? Have you ever worked on and finished a quilt? If so, what was the design and color? How long did it take you? I would love to hear!


Peonies & Magnolias said...

I love your fabric colors and that tote bag is gorgeous.


Simply Me said...

I love to quilt, although I have not done much in the last few years. When the kids were small and took naps and went to bed at a reasonable hour I quilted a lot. I have made several baby quilts mostly log cabin pattern and five full size bed quilts. One of my favotite patterns is the windmill and the churn dash. I love fabric! I can't wait to see your finished project. It usually takes me about 5 whole days to make a large top and I have not hand quilted any of these. I do hand quilt the baby quilts and that takes about a week really working hard. (I teach school so all of the crafting is in my spare time.)

Muddling Through said...

Looks like you have a good start there. Pretty fabrics! I made a very pitiful elementary quilt shortly after Mr. Sweetie Pie and I married for his daughter. The best thing about it was the love that went into it. But then, that's the best thing about any quilt.

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monica said...

Kathleen, Thank you for stopping by and yes I remember you! I think of you fondly every time I see my butterfly! I hope all is going well and I can't wait to see what you make from the thread! Please send me pics!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello darling Kathleen! Do you know I think of you each and everyday? I sure do, because I have out the beautiful towel you sent me! I still have never used it...staying pretty for everyone to admire! Oh I wish I knew how to quilt! Have a wonderful weekend dear!


Conni said...

This is going to be a beautiful quilt! I love the soft colors you are using - very vintage-looking.

I have pieced several pillows but the only "quilt" I ever finished was a small log cabin wall quilt, about 30x30 inches. It was stretched and framed and given to my DMIL for Christmas years ago. She still has it hanging in her livingroom.