Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Finally taking the Plunge

Ok, here it is...my second post. I set this thing up two years ago, WHAT? Could'nt bring myself to post anything. Dont know why, but I didn't. Here I am two years later with no way of looking back at what the past two years has offered me in fabric's and quilts. Shame on me. I took some pictures but not enough to remember everything. I started quilting in the winter of 2009, just after my husband had double bypass surgery. I needed an outlet of all the stress that was my life at that time. A friend and I had been talking about how we REALLY wanted to learn how to quilt. I finally took the plunge and started my first quilt. It was strip blocks. I made enough of them to make a queen size quilt. Who am I kidding? Queen size quilt top (that is the stage it is at still...I dont know how to quilt the thing myself and sending these things out to a LA quilter is expensive.) Then I found Ann Smith with QTMysteryQuilts and her Summer Mystery. That was my second quilt and it is quilted and finished (a birthday gift) thanks to my mom.

From there I just kept going, making Quilt tops, placemates, table toppers and table runners, etc. Too many to count at this point and I regret not keeping notes about my journey. Here is a few of them that I could find pictures.

Blue Jean apron

Blue Jeans Lap Quilt

Bama Purse

Quilt Blocks for a Swap

Blocks from my first Block Swap

Sadly I cant find one picture of the quilts and stuff I have done in 2010 or 2011. That is so disheartening cause so much time was spent making them. I have given alot of my quilty treasures as gifts and I am going to try to get pictures to post later.

So one of my New Years Resolutions is to get back on this blog thing and START blogging. I intend to post about my treasures and challenges and swaps I may join through the year. So come join me as I traverse the year of 2012.


  1. Yup, Genevieve, keep those posts coming! Have fun with it. It can be time-consuming, but it's a great way for me to keep on task. Hope it works well for you too.
    ~Jillian in North Dakota

  2. Welcome to the world of blogging :)
    Helen in the UK
    fellow Quiltvillechat member

  3. So, have you learned to quilt yet? For me, the hand quilting is the best part of quilting! ;-) Good luck!

  4. How wonderful that you do have some pictures of what you've done! So your Mom quilted the mystery for you? It looks great!
    Yes, a longarmer is more than do-it-yourself quilting, but get some prices if you have anybody that is local to avoid shipping fees.

  5. Welcome (back) to blogging. Your photos provide a nice sampling of what you've beeen up to!

    I have found that Judy Laquidara's weekly Design Wall Monday link-up is a great incentive to compose at least one blogpost a week. Check it out at Patchwork Times.

  6. Welcome back to blogging. Just keep a camera handy as photos draw people into blogs. And, your jeans apron is priceless. What a hoot. Especially like the waist band.

  7. Looks as if you have it down pat now. Just try to post every other day or so until you get comfortable. I just take pictures all day long and then do a post if I have anything worth while.
    XOXOXO Subee

  8. Love the blue jean apron! And the blog looks great too! :O)

  9. Great projects Genevieve! You've done some wonderful work. And now that you're blogging... you can keep track of all future projects and see your progress.

    Welcome to blog-world! lol

  10. You blog looks great Genevieve. I did the same with my blog. Started it, then didn't post for a long time. I'm finally in the groove of things. Your projects are wonderful. : ) I'm going to follow along. : )

  11. LOVE the blue jean apron! How adorable is that, and that Bama bag, Roll Tide!!
    Good job on the projects.

  12. Looks like you figured out the blog thing! I just started blogging Jan. 1.

  13. Someone who posts less frequently than me. I knew there had to be someone out there. Good luck with this. I am a follower.

  14. Great job on the post and the quilt! Keep posting, we bloggers love reading them.

  15. I love the Ann B. Smith Mystery quilts and do her NYE every year. Your summer one looks great!

  16. :) Just joined your blog:) love the blue jeans apron