So, after seeing a ton of these twist quilts, I had to jump onboard when I saw the crab pattern. While I love the quilt/final product - I am not in love with the process that got me this cute little wall hanging. For those who don't know - the twist quilt involves making a perfectly good quilt top - and then cutting it apart using a special ruler, and sewing it back together again. I'm all about instant, or atleast quick gratification - and this did not fall into either of those categories. Had it not been for 2 extra days off of work due to snow - this quilt probably would have gone into the UFO pile - as the lack of progress quickly frustrated me.
However, similar to childbirth, I think perhaps I might forget the pain of this quilt and eventually make another. I will probably try bigger squares so I have "more" to show for my work. We'll see....
Well I am participating in this - but this is the only quilt (below) I have to post about. I have another stack and wack that I finished since this - maybe I'll get it up here. The bear with me quilt is a masterpiece though - in my mind - since it was around so long before being finished. An update - my husband has left it on our bed and I am really geting rather used to it!
Ok - so I have written this post once - but apparently forgot to save it. Being new at this blog thing will take some time. Giving it my best shot - so bear with me (which by the way is the name of my first quilt completed this year - only my second bed quilt ever finished.) It was started for my husband atleast 8 years ago. Every Christmas and birthday - when I asked what he wanted - he'd always respond - have you finished my quilt yet? Well - it was finally finished over the holiday break! Since it has bears all over it - I decided the perfect name was Bear with me! This bear quilt was a Debbie Mumm pattern from eons ago. I'll have to find the title of the book if anyone is interested. It is made entirely of flannel - except for the bears. I quilted mainly in the ditch - with x's across the big blocks. I also free motioned around the bears.
(edited - I found the first post!) Ok - never done this but have been reading everyone else's blogs for quite a while now. So I will give it the old college try! I have been particularly stuck on amandajean's blog - which I will try to figure out how to link to her page.
In the mean time - a little about me. I am a 30 something mom to 3 princes (thus the queen bee title). The princes are 12, 11, and 5. I work outside of the home full time and quilt when I get a chance - not as often as I would like. I am also pursuing my master's degree. So hang with me - I probably will not be the most prolific poster.
My first picture will be the first completed project of the new year - a quilt for my king (dh).