Welcome to my blog about my quilting journey! I started quilting in 2006 with a quilt of my own design which started as a cushion cover and ended up as a single bed sized quilt! Now I'm totally hooked....maybe obsessed is a better word for it.

Friday, 30 December 2011

My Quilt History - Part 1 - Simon's Starry Quilt

Well, the photo at the top shows my first quilt. I made it using the paper foundation method and it started as a cushion cover and ended up as a single bed sized quilt for my son Simon.  I sent a photo in for a competition and was contacted by Australian Patchwork & Quilting and asked to write the pattern for publication.  It took me a while but it was a really good learning curve as up until then I had just decided to add a bit more so I went and bought more material.  I then had to work out how to calculate fabric requirements and so it made me think about the whole process differently.  When you're self-taught, thats how you learn!  I made it all by machine and did the quilting all myself using a walking foot, no free motion.  This quilt took me quite a while, particularly as I was heavily involved on a committee at the time with little free time. I retired from that after nearly 10 years so now I have a little more time, but not enough!  Anyway, that's a short story about my first quilt and just in case I ever change the picture at the top I guess I should post a photo if I can work out how to!

Thursday, 29 December 2011

First Blog Post Ever!

Well now I am a blogger! Didn't think I ever would be but here I am.  I have just joined Quilting Block Swaps Australia and it was suggested I have my own blog so here I am!  I'm looking at this as a bit of a record of my quilting journal so I guess we'll see how it goes.  I keep a paper journal of all the quilts I make so perhaps this will be a bit like that or, who knows, maybe it will turn into something else!