Friday, October 29, 2010

Let's Give This A Try...

So, I've been thinking for a while about a quilt blog, mainly since I spend so much of my free time quilting.  I thought it would be a fun way to share what I am working on with others.

A little bit about me...
     By day, I'm a ministry assistant at a local church...but once 4:30 rolls around, I am a super awesome quilting machine!  I also teach Sunday School, Bible Drill, and direct GA's.
     I've been quilting for 9 years.  Growing up, I spent a lot of time watching my grandmother sew.  When I got older, I decided that I wanted to learn how to quilt.  I got my first (and only) lesson from a lady at a church where I was a summer missionary and the obsession grew from there.
     Since May, I have spent more and more time quilting.  It started out with a quick quilt for a friend who was having a baby and quickly became a source of stress relief while I was living with a difficult roommate.  Since then, I try to spend a little time each day in my quilting area.  (Later, I will have to post a picture of my "studio."  It doesn't look much like a studio, but it's what I can do with what I have.)
     Quilting is a bit of an obsession for me at the moment.  I spend time every day looking at patterns, fabric, reading quilting blogs, and imagining projects I would like to try in the future.
     My favorite background noise while I'm quilting are Harry Potter books on CD, unless it's Saturday.  Then I spend the morning with Car Talk and Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me.

In this blog, I plan on sharing pictures of what I am working on, writing a few tutorials for projects I have created, and sharing some of my favorite quilting stuff (fabric, blogs, shops, etc). 

I'll leave you with this picture of a project I am starting.  A tutorial will follow later!