Friday, May 13, 2011

Sign me up!

Quilting has been a passion for me for the last 3 years.  This is from a girl who never wanted to sew, period!!  I really did NOT like ironing or MATH either.  God is smiling at this point:)  Back to present, I made 2 other quilts before this one,smaller ones.  What a stress reliever and an eye opener--"I am creative."  I love ironing (yes I said that),choosing fabrics,cutting it up and with my OWN hands I am making something new.

Tessellation top complete!


 This is the quilt that had me bolt into more projects--more TWIN size quilts!  See I used to think if I ever made a quilt it would take forever.  SURPRISE!!!  I started this quilt top and had it all cut out out and then pieced pretty quickly.  Think I was hooked??

There were trials along the way, but when this quilt was finished, AND sitting in my home AND on my bed, I was a happy camper.   A learning experience, I haven chosen to repeat over and over again.  This is what God had planned for me:)  Maybe a little corny, but quilting makes me smile EVERY day in some way.  

 
How's that for a hobby?? :)

The colors are so powerful and uplifting for me.  And I get to choose how they will be used!
I.E.  The yellow and blue in this quilt just make my heart sing every time I look at it!  Also, the ways in which I can quilt it are so endless.  In this particular one I did stitch in the ditch.  Since then I have tried other techniques as well because--well--it's fun and gets my creative side revved up!


Want to see other passionate quilters, take a break @ the sewing machine and venture over to Amy's Creative Side!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks Amy for this fantastic, rockin' time!!

Sara

30 comments:

audreypawdrey said...

Your quilt turned out beautifully! I love the yellow binding against that gorgeous blue. Isn't quilting so much fun?:)

Kwilt Noob said...

Such a beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing it!

Kristen said...

I love that bright blue! It makes such a cheery quilt. And I'm the same way, I despise ironing and hate math (and am completely horrible) yet I can't imagine not quilting!

stitchinpenny said...

I love your quilt and your attitude about it, I hope all your quilts make you happy and the colors make you sing. This pattern has been done so many times, but your colors bring extra life and joy to it.

Sarah Craig said...

It is a beautiful quilt, but even more, I love hearing the passion in your voice when you talk about quilting!! I completely understand your statement: "This is what God has planned for me!" It's such a great feeling to be doing exactly what you are supposed to be doing, isn't it?

Kristie said...

It's so bright and beautiful!

QUILT ROUTES said...

I love the colour choices that you made in this quilt and I love how the process made you feel. Isn't quilting wonderful!
Deborah

Debbie said...

beautiful quilt & I love how you photographed it! glad you are now "hoooked!" ;-)

Michelle said...

Love that gorgeous blue -- and the string quilts in your earlier post!

Janet said...

Your quilt is fabulous. I love the colours. Thanks for letting us know that the pattern is called a tessalation.

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful cheerful darling, Quilt work

Eileen said...

Great quilt and your enthusiasm is fun! Love the vibrancy of it. Think this is the pattern my daughter wants to make for her oldest boy. He will love it too. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Debbie said...

Beautiful, Sara! We can tell you definitely are hooked!

Karen said...

Gorgeous quilt. Love how bright and colourful it is. It looks great!

Lisa Echerd said...

Love the way you arranged the bright colors in this quilt. Lovely!

traceyjay said...

looks so pretty... love how you mixed up the colors in there. :)

Pattilou said...

Bright uplifting colors!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Great colors and I love the polka dot border. This quilt is just awesome!!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Oh yes, He always has a plan and I'm happy for you that you've embraced it so thoroughly. :) It's a pretty quilt!

Sand and Sunshine said...

Good for you! Isn't it great finding something you really enjoy?

Hollie said...

I love the name of this quilt!

CraftyMummy said...

Lovely quilt! I've been thinking of doing one with a similar pattern but its still on my "to do" list at this point. Way too many projects on the go already!

Stephanie said...

I have a similar God/quilt story. Aren't you so glad He's in control? His ways are not our ways. Hallelujah!
A beautiful quilt you've made here. Keep up the good work!

Allie said...

I love your quilt! It's a VERY happy quilt! I know just what you mean about sewing - I hated it, flunked it in high school - but then I made my first and that was all it took. Now I can't imagine NOT sewing! Still can't do the math, though....

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

This is gorgeous! I love the pattern and the blue background. I've made two quilts... my first was a full size and the second was a baby quilt. As tedious as it can get and as long-term a project as quilts are, they are two of the most satisfying projects I have ever completed.

Cindy said...

Isn't it great when you make a quilt that has such an affect on you?? This is a great quilt!!

Quiltbenaco said...

Bellissima, i colori sono stupendi!
Ciao

Manda said...

This is great! I love the colours against the blue background :)

sie tut es auch said...

Hi
thank you so much for your nice comment.
I think I'll send it to Japan tomorrow. Hopefully it will arrive soon & certainly ;o)
I really like your quilt!!
Hugs
Manuela

Tilly said...

Hi, thanks for your lovely comment on my baby quilt. Yours is awesome. I haven't got the hang of the maths yet so my quilts have to be simple. Still a bit of a challenge for me though!