Sunday, September 15, 2013

5 Years of Quilting

My Mom and Dad just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this past week.

What an accomplishment!!  

Sure they have had their ups and downs . . .
. . .who hasn't?  
They've always worked things out and are living proof that it's possible.

I am one blessed girl to call them my parents!

What does this have to do with quilting, you ask?  
Well, the very first quilt I made was for their 50th wedding anniversary 
so that means that I have now been quilting for 5 years.

I always jump in with two feet when I try new things.  
Meaning that I couldn't start quilting something small like a table runner 
- oh no, it had to be a queen sized quilt!!

I'm sure I'm in good company though.  
Don't tell me you didn't do that too?!

Back then I had an old Jenome sewing machine that a friend of mine gave me.  
She had had it for 20 some years and was ready for something new.
I didn't want to buy an expensive machine in case I didn't like quilting.

Silly me!  I was bit by the quilting bug.
Well, I guess the rest is history.  he, he.

The colours of my mom and dad's quilt of course was blue and white
and was done in a simple rail fence pattern.
 My friend Wendy helped me cut out the material and get started.

I have since bought a beautiful Jenome Memory Craft 6600 sewing machine.

Very tickled and thrilled and not a speck of trouble.

 This has been a wonderful journey! 

I have met many wonderful people along the way, 
I have learned a ton of techniques, 
tried many patterns, 
and have enjoyed looking at all of your blogs along the way.

I would never have imagined that I would be here 5 years later.

I have been blessed with a beautiful work area.


Yes, I have a stash!!
I didn't 5 years ago and wasn't even sure what a 'stash' was.


And a ton of quilting magazines and books.
 Great inspiration!

Still working on my square dance quilt.
I have it about 3/4 of the way finished.
Perhaps if my week goes well, I'll be able to post a finish.

I hope you are all enjoying the last few days of summer.  

Enjoy your week and have fun creating!



  1. Congrats all round, m'dear! 55 years and 5 years - two very worthy anniversaries and don't you all look so happy? The square dance quilt is divine ... happy days :)

  2. Congratulations to your mom and dad!! What an example for us all! I love this guilt you are doing. I'm amazed at what you have accomplished in five years. I think I made table runners for the first three years I quilted!!! And certainly never was adventurous as you! Keep up the good work. You inspire me constantly! Hugs, Wendy