"...in a time lacking in truth and uncertainty and filled with anquish and despair, no woman should be shamefaced in attemping to give back to the world, through her work, a portion of its lost heart." Louise Bogan, American Poet 1897-1970

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Drum Roll Please

     I DID IT!!!! My first quilt that I did from cutting to binding and everything inbetween, including the FMQ. Woot! Woot! The proof:

                                                                Before I washed it.

                                                                  I love my spiral

                                               I just started to meander around and...

                                                    and around until I was all done.

                                       I put a free form wonky star in each corner block.

                                                     After it was washed. So cuddly!

     Whew! I am now wearing BIG GIRL PANTS!!! This was easier than I ever imagined and no it is NOT perfect.  I can't believe how much fun it is to do this!! If I can do this, anybody can. Really. YOU CAN DO IT, TOO!!  A big THANK YOU, to Em for starting the blog Celebrating! Big Girl Pants and inviting me to join. You gave me the push I needed.  Love you, Em!!


  1. Wowzer!

    It's a work of ART!

    Great job!

    Those big girl pants look good on you!

  2. Great work! It looks wonderful.

  3. Wow! Congratulations on your first from start to finish. I am VERY PROUD of you. Love seeing your new works of Art.

  4. Congrats on a wonderful quilt! Beautiful colors and fantastic quilting. You should be quite proud.
    I just became a new follower of your blog :)

  5. yeah you!! the feeling of success and accomplishment is so great when a quilting project is complete, isn't it? I love the way you put a star in each corner--very creative and courageous!

  6. and love back at ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fabulous quilting missy!

  7. Wow, Deborah, you were so brave and you made spiral quilting! I stitched for years only stippling!

  8. I love this- you did awesome! I tried a FMQ star last week and mine was terrible. You definitely have me beat on those. I will have to practice them I guess if I never need to use that motif.