This feels really strange.  Seriously.  It’s really strange to think that I plan on sharing my thoughts and feelings; my passion for quilting, my life with whomever should happen to stumble upon this page.  I’ve spent hours reading quilting and sewing blogs, being inspired and sometimes challenged, sometimes laughing at the antics of other quilters and at other times crying with them.  But who would be interested in what goes on in my very tiny part of this world?  Probably no one.  BUT, there is a part of me that thinks this might be good for ME.  Enough philosophising.  On with it!

I made this quilt for my daughter-in-law, Holly.  She wanted something girlie, a lap quilt for when she takes a nap when my grandchildren are napping.  I knew I wanted a Dresden Plate but I also knew I didn’t want the usual on point or straight set arrangement.  So I put a plate in the middle and started building around it.  The applique is needle turn-just simple shapes.  I used a layer of Quilters Dream Cotton with Dream Puff on top. 

Lovely Lady

The motifs are a design of Sharon Schamber’s.  I used bits and pieces of the whole design in various places around the quilt.  The design was marked with blue wash out marker.  The background is McTavishing and pebbles with a double piano key border.  This is the first time I have tried something this complex.  I made many mistakes but was proud of myself nevertheless. 



The name of this quilt is Lovely Lady, afterall, it is for my lovely daughter-in-law.  She cried when she saw it.  I’m happy.

I have much to learn about this blogging “stuff.”  Bear with me. 

Thanks for visiting with me.  I’m grateful for this time spent with you.



8 thoughts on “Beginnings

  1. Hi Linda,
    That quilt is magnificent! And you want to see mine? Not comparable. Anyway, I’d e-mail you directly, but for now I don’t have your e-mail address. It might be on the other computer. Thanks for reading my blog.

  2. It warms me both physically and emotionally…I know that it was stitched with love. I cherish you and am so thankful for my beautiful quilt!!!

  3. Linda,
    You are a quilting angel and we all appreciate your beautiful spirit and immense talent. You are such an asset to our guild and I count myself fortunate to know you.

  4. Thanks, Linda. I have enjoyed seeing your work. The photos of your heirloom ornaments reminded me of how much I enjoy the few I have. It’s also fun trimming the tree with ornaments made by friends and family. I think about the people when I hang what they made.

    Happy new year and keep on blogging.


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