’m starting up a little series of posts that feature old blog posts. Kalissa and I have been going back and looking at them. It’s been fun. I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW. Ten years. I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts.
Today I thought I would show you the quilts I finished in November of 2009.
This was my Waverunner quilt. Back in the day Victoria Findlay was blogging and not the known person she is now. She was hosting a quilt along for this quilt. The links and tutorials are all gone which is a bummer as seeing this quilt has me thinking I’d love to make one again. It was so fun to make.
I think this quilt had me first introduced to improv quilting.
The sad thing about this quilt, I ended up giving it to my great niece Rhyleigh. Just a couple days after her first birthday she died from SIDS. It’s hard for me to believe that she would be nine this year. How could the time have gone so quickly?
I’m kind of kicking myself because I only took THREE pictures of this quilt. I want to see more pictures!! What can I say, I was new to blogging then.
You can read more about his quilt HERE.
UPDATE: Two blog readers let me know the tutorial is still available for the wave runner quilt. It can be found HERE.
Here’s another quilt I finished….
Amanda Jean from Crazy Mom Quilts, sent out the challenge for everyone to make a second quilt from her quilt along. I loved my first one…so I accepted the challenge and made another. This is that quilt.
You can read more about this quilt HERE. This was also a fun and simple quilt to make. The premise was to make a block a day or something like that. I would make a few in on session every week. I’m too impatient to make only one block.
At this time in my life I read tons of other blogs. Most of my computer time was spent reading blogs and very little was spent writing blog posts. Nowadays, that is completely the opposite. I read only 2 or so blogs. I love them but don’t have enough time the day to keep mine up and read others. Back then I did a lot of quilt alongs and such but again…no time. I kind of miss it but I do love doing my own thing more.
Can you believe I finished a third quilt in November of 2009??
It was a Schnibble. That was what Miss Rosie Quilt Company called her small patterns that used two charm packs.
This Schnibble was named Picnic. I made mine from two charm packs from the Pashmina Moda Fabric line.
I really enjoyed making Schnibbles but then I had so many wall hanging quilts that I started to enlarge them and make them into baby quilts. It was fun. I made one month for two years I think…WOW.
One thing I noticed in writing this post….I mentioned Victoria Findlay. She has completely changed her blog of then and has gone on to publish a few improv quilting books.
I mentioned Crazy Mom…after years of blogging, she quit and not longer blogs. She also published a couple books.
I mentioned Carrie Nelson from Miss Rosies Quilt Company. She no longer does patterns like she used to. She works for Moda now.
Me…I’m still here blogging away…I’m posting more pictures and posts more often but for the most part, still here doing my thing. I have fun with these blasts from the past. I can’t help but wonder what it’s going to be like to look back and read what I’ve read 10 years from now.