Monday, September 26, 2011

I'm Hooked on Quilt Blogs!

I discovered quilt blogs a few months ago and I am hooked!  I've always been a magazine flipper, so I've now crossed over to blog flipping!  And I love it!  I've learned so much and feel I am becoming a member of a community that has so many things to offer!   What I have learned is that the beauty of a blog is in the inspiration and passion of the quilter/creator, the pictures that are posted of fabric, quilts, binding,finished quilts, UFOs, and even NUFO's, (New UFO's, a term lovingly coined by Julie at http://juliekquilts.blogspot.com ).The tutorials are amazing...makes me wish the days were longer and the nights were shorter!

So, this is my first blog.  I can't guarantee how regular I will post ( I do have a day job), but I really hope you visit me once in awhile to see what I'm up to!

In the blog world, I discovered Schnibble Quilts, small quilts using a couple of charm packs or bits of fabric from your stash.  After reading so many blogs and seeing so many gorgeous pictures, I was ready to enter the Schnibbles World of small quilts. I ordered "Schnibbles Times Two" by creator Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company and anxiously awaited the delivery.  I was not disappointed!  The book has 12 gorgeous quilts.  Each quilt is presented in two versions: one version using layer cakes and one using charm packs.  After one flip through the book, I  was hooked again!  I plan to make each of the charm pack Schnibble Quilts this year.

Off I went to the fabric store, purchased a couple of Moda's "Countdown to Christmas" charm packs, and put my sewing machine in overdrive.  In no time at all, my project was completed.  Here is the picture of the top, which I hope will be hand quilted by Christmas.  I'll post another pic of it again once it's quilted and bound.  I love it!   Hope you like it too!

2 comments:

  1. Hello Lesley, Welcome to Blog land. I agree with everything you said about loving quilt blogs.... Me too!! I'm coming to you via the Blogger's BOM. I Really like snibble's Also. Hope to see ya over at my place some time. Again --- Welcome. oh, I'm following you too! :):) Hugs--Sandie

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Thank you so much for visiting me. I enjoy writing about my quilting projects and am so glad that you enjoy reading about them. I will certainly reply if you leave a comment. Thanks again!