If you are visiting my blog because of the Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2012, welcome! This blog is very, very new to me and I'm still working out the kinks but I am thrilled to be here.
This is a Group Quilt, Bed size, and it was hand quilted.
Back then, I was joined in a Progressive Border Swap through AOL's quilting message boards. I jumped in with 5 other ladies and we each made a center block. Around the circle they traveled, being added to by each quilter. There were pretty strict guidelines for each round - triangles, curves, turn on point and even applique. (A first for me!) It is a full size quilt measuring 80 inches square.
Unfortunately, I have lost the names of most of the quilters who participated in this quilt, so if it looks familiar to you, I'd love to hear from you!! I wanted this to be hand quilted since it is a traditional quilt - but into the closet it went waiting for its chance to be worked on. And it waited... and it waited. Shortly after the top was made, my husband and I moved, and immediately thereafter, I got pregnant with twins. Suffice it to say that many, many years have gone by since I have done any more quilting - the twins are about to turn 13!
Years went by and every so often I'd pull it out and think to myself, "Someday..." Finally I got off my butt and took it to Lancaster and found an Amish quilter to finish it for me. As you can see, she did a beautiful job and I am excited to have it finally complete!
This quilt and its (long) journey have inspired me to begin quilting again!
I have just finished a new quilt top and started this blog to keep track of my work. The internet has always been my "bee" and this quilt is a perfect example of the wonderful things that can happen through online friendships and the community spirit of quilters.