Thursday, September 8, 2011

Celebrating Color

Quilting.....I remember when I asked my best friend Emily a few years ago if she would quilt a few tops that my grandmother passed down to me....she had recently passed away and I really wanted these completed. But I had no idea what to do so Emily took them on for me. I was totally amazed when she brought them back. I was asking her all kinds of questions about quilting. I just knew I could never do it. I'm a scrapbooker and a painter. I just could not wrap my brain around quilting.

Little did I know that would begin my path down collecting fabrics. And FINALLY getting up enough nerve to put together a quilt. Now.....5 quilts completed...I LOVE this journey. It is so totally different than anything else I have ever done. It's a little bit more pricey of a craft but that is okay....I love the end results.
Just being a new quilter I decided to take on a huge project....Christmas presents. Yep I decided to give quilts as gifts. 5 lucky recepients will be getting a Becky loved quilt. I sure hope they like them. I know I have learned a lot in this last year and so much more to learn.

One of the quilting blogs that I immediately became addicted too was Stitched in Color. I have fell in love with everything she has posted and have a few quilt alongs that I promised myself I would complete. It's just a matter of getting up the courage to do them. When I saw this challenge, Celebrate Color, I knew I wanted to give it a try so I worked as hard as I could on this quilt, my final Christmas gift. I found this pattern online. I really wish I could remember where I found I could share it with you too. Once I had all the squares completed I added the beige border and the outside border on my own :) I was proud of that addition. I'm still pretty new to the "quilting" part and really only know how to do straight lines but for this one I decided to add my own little touch with some squiggly lines. I LOVE how that turned out and just gives  it an added punch.

I found this backing at The Intrepid Thread. This is another wonderful online quilter that I found while blog searching. She has just recently opened up an online fabric store. I knew this backing would be perfect. And it was. A coworker went with me to a local fabric store last week and we picked up the binding material.

Even though sometimes sewing is frustrating to me....mainly because I need to learn so much is very rewarding. Looking at the finished product just simply puts a smile on my face. And now that this one is complete....I'm ready for the next one. going to be a Becky original so stay tuned. Lets see just how brave I can be.


Rachel Hauser said...

So nice to meet you, Becky. I so appreciate your kind words and I'm very, very glad that you've added your quilt to Celebrate Color! It's a lovely quilt for sure.

Debbie said...

Beautiful! You have an ambitious - but lovely - goal!

Jeannette said...

It's beautiful. What lucky people in your life to get a whole quilt for Christmas!

PS-- I'm also one of those people who barely learns a skill and then jumps into a huge project. :)

Connie said...

Beautiful quilt! Your work is wonderful and it is always fun to learn and create new things!
Quilting by the River

Kelli said...

Very lovely! Great job. Keep it up...sewing is frustrating at times even for those of us who've done it forever!