Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My birthday gift

I had wanted to go to Kentucky for weeks but there was the picturesque ice storm. Then right after I heard that the road to Mayfield was clear I asked my husband to drive me to 'Backyard Fabrics'. All quilting fabrics are 4 dollars per yard so we get 50% off all year round. The lady who owns the store is friendly! You will just love to chat with her while spend an hour or more selecting your fabrics. This trip to fabric store is my lovely birthday gift (yes..my husband sponsored all of my quilt supplies).

Sleep Sleep Junior

Junior is always by my side. Like today I try to find a space to put together my blocks. Junior keeps looking at me and lets me finish mine. He then just walks right in the middle of the blocks and turned around couple times. "What a nice spot to sleep mama!". Yes he wants to sleep there in the middle of my unfinished blocks.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

my first quilt top ever

I've loved quilts for years and bought some without knowing how to make one. I moved to Tennessee last year. My town is a small town named Martin. Every year, we have an annual festival to celebrate soybean cultivation. The quilting journey started when I went to see quilt show in Soybean Festival. It's my first introduction to quilt. I met Linda who is the president of the Tennessee Volunteer Quilt Guild and since September 2008 I've learned quilting.

Generally, my ladies in quilt guild say they learn quilting naturally since they have seen their mom or grand mom sat and sew patchworks. Me ... I'm in the opposite direction. My mom and grand mom saw but did not quilt. I would be considered as the first person in my family to do quilts.

I'm enjoyed learning new techniques, buying more fabrics, searching and reading tutorial from web sites and web blogs. And here we are my first quilt top .... Voila!