Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My First Completed Quilt And A Way To Help The People Of Japan

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I started quilting when I was pregnant with Little Bit. I was on partial bed rest and needed something to pass the time. The wonderful ladies at Church held a class to pass on their skills to the younger generation. I gladly learned from their wisdom. I took on a huge project. I wanted to complete a full/queen quilt for my Mom for Christmas. I started this project in September and I had no sewing machine. The whole thing had to be hand sewn and quilted. I got pretty far. The quilt is still pieced together in a bag in my closet. The actual hand quilting killed my fingers so I abandoned the project and then Little Bit came. At that point quilting was the last thing on my mind.

Recently I have been getting the sewing bug again. The bug paired with a sewing machine that Hubs got me for Christmas the year I was pregnant with Little Bit made the thought of crafting very appealing lately.

Then I read a post by a dear bloggy friend that sent me into action.

Quilting Ranny is calling all those quilters out there to get moving and make some blankets for the people of Japan. I was blessed enough to finish my very first quilt. It is a baby blanket. It's not perfect but I am feeling pretty blessed that Ranny's call to help Japan inspired me to finish a quilt.

If you would like to join the challenge go here and get the details. I hope some of you will feel inspired to help Japan in such a real and personal way. Have a blessed week and happy quilting!


  1. How absolutely marvelously wonderful!! I'm glad I found your blog on FMBT... Hoping you'll stop by and follow me back...

  2. Your quilt is beautiful, what an awesome awesome thing to do. What a blessing it will be.

    Just blog hopping here.
    Would love for you too follow and like back

    Blessings to you!

  3. I am so humbled that I was your inspiration and to think tonight I was told blogging was a waste of time! No, blogging sometimes can be an inspiration to others. Your quilt is beautiful and the people of Japan will be grateful!

  4. Thanks for joining GFJC! I'm GFC following

    Beautiful quilt <3

  5. Your quilt turned out beautiful and donating it for a good cause made it more beautiful! Thanks for touching my heart. Also, I really appreciate you linking up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  6. congrats on your first quilt, It's taken me 8 years to use the sewing machine I have and there seems to be no stopping me now .)

    I featured your quilt on last weeks Make & Share, stop in and grab your feature button. Can't wait to see what else you come up with.