Thursday, November 3, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival - 2011

This is my 2nd year participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy's Creative Side.  Make sure you stop by and check out all the blogs that linked up.  If you haven't yet, you should link up a quilt, too!

The quilt I have chosen to share isn't exactly finished yet...but that's okay, right?

I'm sharing my version of the Supernova quilt (pattern by Lee @ Freshly Pieced). 

I have only been quilting for about 3 years now.  I love it!  When I got started, I didn't even know how to sew.  I learned by attending Mystery Quilt nights at my local quilt shop.  At first, I would just choose a 'kit' from the 6 or 7 choices they had picked out to make my mystery quilt.  It was like a paint by numbers.  Eventually, I started choosing my own fabrics.  The pattern was still a mystery.  As I started learning, I started choosing my own patterns AND fabric (this just happened recently).  Of course, most of my first quilts ended up as gifts for family.  That being said, this supernova quilt is the first quilt pattern that I chose both the pattern and the fabric just for me.  :)  I am so proud of the way it is turning out.  This is also the first quilt that I have ventured into quilting it however I wanted.  Most of my first quilts are just stippled.  This one, I decided to quilt to my heart's content. 

I hope you like this quilt as much as I do...If only you guys could feel it with me...the texture is so nice!