About Me

Hello, and welcome to my blog! I started this blog in February 2011 after much encouragement from a friend who was starting a blog of her own. I wanted to share my adventures in quilting and to have some accountability to keep producing, and this blog has turned into the perfect place for that.

I finished my first quilt on Thanksgiving Day 2010 as I watched the Macy's Day Parade. I love picking out and sewing together beautiful and lively fabrics. It’s also been fun to be a part of the active quilt-blogging community and to share with and learn from so many experienced quilters.

I never imagined that I would turn into a quilter. Creativity has always been part of my life from writing, to painting and ceramics, to dance, but with quilting, I feel like I’ve finally found my niche. Growing up I had never thought much about quilting or fabrics. My grandma was a quilter and even won awards for many of her quilts, but I always thought of it as a “grandma thing.” That is until I stumbled upon Red Pepper Quilts. I instantly fell in love with the designer fabrics and modern designs of Rita’s quilts and I got busy asking my mom for a sewing machine for my upcoming birthday. I received my first sewing machine in the spring of 2010 and got to sewing. I had a slow start at first, but began following along with Care’s 1st Quilt Ever series over at Obsessively Stitching. Once I got over a severe case of quiltophobia that lasted for several months, I took up my finished quilt top, basted, and quilted. I realized that the process wasn’t as overwhelming as I had anticipated. So I kept quilting and haven’t stopped.

My First Quilt

For now, I do all my quilting on a Brother CS6000i (a perfect sewing machine for beginners), which has served me well so far, but I’m hoping to upgrade someday so I can tackle bed-sized quilts. For now, I’m happy making smaller quilts.

I’m married to a wonderful man who is my best critic and who pushes me to not settle for average in my quilting (even when I don’t like to hear what he has to say). He’s been supportive and encouraging all along my quilting journey. 

I also like to cook, bake, vegetable garden, dance, and do crafts of all kinds. I’m an Administrative Assistant by day, but when I come home at night, there’s always plenty of stitching on the side.

Please explore my blog, leave a comment, and get stitching!