Thursday, March 20, 2008

Getting Started

Above is a picture of the preprinted quilt panel and the fabric for borders and back that I am working on. I could not insert it in the correct place in my post. This is my first post. I am just learning.

I just found out about a month ago that I am going to be a grandmother. I have three grown children. I have wanted a grandchild for years. I have lived for this day. Yes, thank you god!!! I am so excited. The mother, Ashleigh, has been a blessing and a great addition to our family. She is just a sweetheart.

Ashleigh is a very talented and artistic young woman. She has brought me back to quilting. For some reason I just put it away for awhile. Ashleigh has never quilted. One trip with me to the quilt store and this girl was hooked. I am teaching her to quilt. It has been so much fun. This week she started a small wall hanging with my guidance. It is a wall hanging for her mother for Mother's Day. I will post a picture of it when she finishes it. It is such a joy to share the love of quilting with someone new to quilting.

We have great plans of the quilts we will make for baby. I will be starting one in the morning. I have the fabric ready to put in the washer as I post. It is a preprinted panel with a elephant on it. She found it at the quilt store while we were shopping and I decided to start with this one. There is picture of the panel and the fabric for a border and back at the first of this post. I also have the fabric all ready for a pinwheel crib quilt. I think she will be working with me on the crib quilt. Ashleigh is a full time student with three part-time jobs. She has a full schedule so our quilting has to be scheduled into her busy life.

I read several quilt blogs everyday while I drink my coffee. They are so inspirational. So many women from so many places. We are all tied together by the love for quilting. I have see such beautiful work.

This post was just to get my feet wet. I will be excited to get something finished so I can post a picture of it.

Thanks for reading. Have a great quilting day! Karen


Idaho Quilter said...

See wasn't that easy, that will be a cute panel for the baby.

Bren said...

More posts!!! We want to hear more!
You won the drawing for the book, so you just need to send me your snail mail address and I will get it out to you.


Bren said...

Congratulations on your granddaughter is due Sept. 19...VERY close! Keep me posted!!

Bren and Debi said...

I would love to add you to the new blog...I just need your e-mail address. I can't seem to find it.

Debi said...

Congrats on becoming a grandmother, there is nothing like it!

Perry said...

Welcome to blogland. We will all share the excitement you are having on becoming a grandmother! The panel you are makin a baby quilt out of is precious. Lucky baby!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Best wishes on your precious baby quilt, it will be sew special because it is being made with love by you. I can't wait to see it finished.

Robin said...

Looks like your grandbaby will have a wonderful blankie to treasure!

Kimonos and Sushi said...

Great to see another person joining the blog world.That panel will look sooooo good when you have finished it.

Carin said...

Cute fabric for the baby quilt! Congrats on becoming a grandma :O)

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Welcome! Nice first time post :o) Enjoy the world of blogging. It has made quilting come to life again for me and I love it.