My Journey Into The World of Quilting
|Flutterby, Liberty Belle (my mom) & Penelope (my SIL)|
Shortly after I returned from that cruise, I proposed to my partner of three years! Fortunately, the reply was "YES"! Thus began the planning for our wedding... If anyone has gotten married before, then they already know how expensive things are! I have always considered myself a crafty person, so I began to make all the invitations myself by hand. Then I decided I would do all of the flowers and center pieces for the tables. Eventually it came time to look at pricing for cakes... WHAT!? Are you kidding me? After my first consultation, I decided it was time to learn how to do cakes myself! My mom used to decorate cakes when I was a kid, so I had a little bit of experience from watching her... Since then I have made cakes for some of my friends - both birthday cakes and wedding cakes. That was when I decided to name my baking venture, Capatiller Cakes.
Finally, I have always LOVED quilts. The love and passion stitched into each and every one of them is such a great story! I had always wanted to buy some, but the great ones were always so expensive... And I never really had to money to buy the ones I loved. My mom nor my grandma never quilted, so I didn't have family to teach me... So my desire to learn how to do it myself sort of fell by the way side for MANY years!
Last year, my assistant at work began talking about some of the things she was making for her grand-children we started talking more about it. I found out the she was a quilter! This sparked my interest in quilting again... I began searching online for a beginner quilting class. I even convinced my assistant to go and take the class with me! That was October 2013. We had a lot of fun - and well, as quilters know, I was struck by the quilting bug! I am COMPLETELY addicted! And I have been going non-stop ever since!
A friend of mine on Facebook saw some of the pictures I was posting, and she commissioned me to create a quilt for her partner! She wanted a memory quilt for the 4 running races her partner had completed last year to give to her as a Christmas gift. I had so much fun making that quilt! I quilted it with little sneaker footprints, I used a fabulous fabric that had footprints all of it for the backing... I was told to use bright fluorescent colors, any except pink! I was sent a handful of pictures from each race, and the bibs worn in each race... This was what I came up with:
Eventually, the more I learned about the quilting world, the more I realized that not all quilters are on Facebook. So I realized that I was potentially missing a large part of my audience! That was when I decided to begin blogging (April 2014). I want to thank you for dropping by and spending a little time with me! I hope to bring you smiles and maybe even help to inspire you! If I am successful, PLEASE let me know! It truly would be a great joy to hear if anything I have posted has helped to inspire you or bring a smile to your face!
Until next time my quilty friends ~ PIECE!