This is my first attempt at a blog post, so please bare with me here.
Back in '10 I opened an Etsy shop to sell my fabric gift bags. Then more recently I started a Facebook page for Gooses Bags and Gifts. However, in those outlets, there really wasn't an opportunity to share my quilting projects. The quilts that I make seem to take a long long time...and I usually am making them as a gift for someone, so they don't end up on my Etsy store. So now I am going to use this Blog to share my quilting adventures. One caveat: since I only seem to get to finish one, maybe 2, quilts per year, I'm not sure how frequently I'll be "blogging." But when I do start a quilt, or make progress on a quilt, or even FINISH a quilt, I will be sharing it here.
Two years ago I learned that I was pregnant with my third child. I was very excited (and already had twins), and decided to make the new baby a quilt. And then I made him another. One is shown here:
Then I began to feel guilty that I had never made a quilt (or quilts) for my twins. When I was pregnant with them, I was still working full-time and wasn't comfortable - and didn't have much extra energy to spend on quilting. So they never got a baby quilt. Two years ago, after making 2 quilts for my 3rd child, I decided to make the twins "big boy" quilts. However, 2 years later, they are still unfinished. Oops. I got wrapped up in having 3 kids under 3, and then opened my Etsy store...and somehow the big boy quilts got shelved after being pieced.
Then last January I had a burst of energy, and some corresponding free time, and managed to get the quilts layered and pinned. At that point I had a deadline (a birthday) for another quilt for my nephew. I managed to layer, pin, and quilt (myself!) the quilt all in a weekend and got it off to the birthday boy just in time (or maybe a week late). Here it is: