Monday, March 18, 2013

Mile Marker 8: My First Link Up

I really wanted to try my hand at doing a Link Up.

Being that I am a new blogger, I wasn't really sure where to look.  I used trusty ole Google Search to find this link up, and I'm really excited to share!

I am found this link up on Weekend Doings.  I'm already loving her blog, however, the link up I found via Weekend Doings, was already closed.  But Plum and June has another one YAY! My excitement is continuing!

Plum and June

The Link Up: A recent sewing/quilt project.

Now, the quilt pictured below, was made several months ago, but I just love it so much, and I really haven't had a chance to show it off.  It was a gift for my mom and first ever "real" quilt.  I did make some smaller rag quilts for my nieces, but this was my first full blown quilt.  I don't really know that much about sewing not to mention quilting, I just knew what I wanted it to look like.  I was going for a more modern look.  I didn't follow any tutorials.  I just basically pieced together and went for it.

I got SO frustrated SO many times, but I am in love with the end result.  When I first finished the quilt, I said I would NEVER make one again (just in case you haven't heard, I am seriously lacking in the patience department and quilts just take more patience than I have), but after looking at this quilt again, I really want to do another one.  This time, for keeps. :)

In hind sight, this was a SUPER simple quilt.  I just pieced together the front, did a layer of batting, pieced together the back (not totally perfect, but you can't tell from here),  did a wavy sewing pattern across, and then did a black edge.

These pictures were snapped really quickly on my iPhone before we packed up and left for an 8.5 hour road trip, so no judging allowed! ;) jk jk.

To finish up and in honor of the newest addition to the list of blogs I follow, I would like to share a photo from my "Weekend Doings".

I was asked to do a photo booth for a non-profit that one of my college friends works for.  I haven't done a photo booth before, but I am so excited to do it!  I, for the first time, was playing with EOS Utility to experiment with the monitor feed I could get on my macbook.

In the meantime, my husband and dogs were snuggling on the couch.

I took some test shots of them, and I just couldn't resist sharing this one. :)

Now, I know that I have posted pictures of our newest puppy, Molly.  For those of you who don't know, I also have another adorable dog named Grizzabella aka Grizzy.  She is about full grown already, and still smaller than our 10 week old Molly.

Now that you've ooed and awed, I can't wait to check out some of the other sewing/quilt projects from the link up!

Have a wonderful Monday!



  1. Beautiful! And I love those puppies! :)

  2. Thanks awesome that you made your first quilt! (Although I'm sure those rag quilts count too.) When did you learn to sew? I didn't learn until I was 30 and I like to make my quilts the way you pattern, just make it how I want it. Are you working on a new one now?

    Thanks for linking up!

    1. Thank you! :) In high school, my mom bought my sister and me sewing machines and we did a little bit of sewing then. It hasn't been until about 6 or 7 months ago that I dusted off the sewing machine and started making things again. Now I'm hooked! I actually make things I use or that other people will use, and I love it!

      My mother-in-law just dropped off a bunch of pieces of fabric to me (that belonged to her mom who was an avid quilter) and they all color coordinate, so I'm thinking I'm going to start another quilt here very soon! Do you have any tips or suggestions for me? :)