I hope the holiday weekend was good to everyone! It kept me quite busy and away from projects, though I did finish one Halloween place mat. Only seven more to go!
Since I don't have anything new to share, I thought I would post about the first quilt I made. A little over two years ago I decided, along with a friend of mine, that it would be fun to learn to quilt. We found a place that offered a "Fundamentals of Quilt Making by Machine" class, signed up, and went. What a great decision that was! The project was to make a sampler quilt that used blocks that included four Nine-Patches, six Snowballs, an Eight-Pointed Star, a Drunkards Path, a Churn Dash, and an Ohio Star. In addition to the blocks, it included applique and was machine quilted in a simple grid pattern.
I ended up giving this one to my mom for Christmas, but she hasn't hung it up yet because she "doesn't want it to get ruined." I hope she is not just telling me that!
If you are ever in the Northern Virginia area, I would highly recommend going to the quilt shop I go to, The Artful Quilter. I cannot say enough good things about the women there. I have been to other shops in the area, and they are hands down the best! The friendliest, most helpful ladies that love quilting...and they have GREAT fabrics, too!