Saturday, May 14, 2011

Here Goes Nothing...

Wow!  I'm finally getting over my nerves and starting this blog!  I should begin by introducing myself.  My name is Quilt...ok, my real name is Shannon and I live in CT with my husband and our two dogs.  I work as a cancer researcher and run home quick like a bunny at the end of the day to start sewing as soon as possible.   It's a sickness but I cannot stop quilting!  The best way for you to get to know me is for me to just start posting and showing you my quilts.  So here goes...

This week I met my new niece (via the magic of the interwebs).  I made this quilt for her a few months ago and shipped it down to my sister just in time!  My niece's name is Katarina and the prints for this quilt are Laurie Wisbrun's Tufted Tweets with those cute little birds (I heart Laurie and I super-heart these prints!) - so I named the quilt "Kat and the Canary"

I modified the 6-minute circle...mine were more like 60 minute ovals...  The ovals were to mimic the pattern from the Birdie Dots print and the 60 minutes were because I'm slow and had trouble using a glue stick!  I used scraps to make a cute little pieced back. 

The quilting was inspired by the stitching on Smidgebox Design's peek-a-boo storage bins, which I first saw on Laurie's blog.   I basically traced each oval about a bazillion times (ok, I might be exaggerating a little - perhaps it was closer to 5 times) and connected them with lines that I traced over approximately a half-bazillion times (and then I added some smaller ovals in between)...it was really fun to quilt this one.  I had some hesitations when I finished the blocks, but the quilting really brought it together for me! 
Well, I hope you like quilt #1 -  I'll continue posting a mix of completed projects and WIPs in the coming weeks!

~ Shannon

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