I know you all are probably sick of hearing about my pinwheel quilt, but please bear with me one more time, at least those of you who have been reading for a while now. :)
I've decided to participate in the Blogger's Quilt Festival - Spring 2010 hosted by Amy (Thanks Amy!!). Being newer to the online quilting world, I've never heard of such a thing, but what a fabulous idea to be introduced to so many talented quilters, get inspiration, and of course, to make new friends!!
The quilt I am entering, of course, is my pinwheel quilt. This quilt, for so many reasons is very special to me, which is why I chose it. It pains me to think that this quilt almost never came to be because I thought I was going to be too busy to make it.
It all started when I came across a post at Rachel's blog where she posted about doing a pinwheel quilt along. My first instinct was no, I really don't have the time. However I kept finding that I was wandering back to her post again and again and because I loved how her pinwheel quilt turned out. I finally signed up, ordered my fabric, and waited patiently for it to begin. Yes, I said patiently. Poor thing was suffering with morning sickness so it was delayed a bit and I could totally understand why. :)
This was the first step in my interest in design as well as straying from a pattern. This was a HUGE step for me because any other quilt I have ever made was straight from the pattern. This project lit that fire in me to start going off in my own direction and gave me the confidence that I could do it. It changed me as a quilter. It changed how I quilted.
This is why I chose my pinwheel quilt. It is sort of the beginning for me, even though I've been quilting for years. It's pretty amazing how one blogger can make such a difference, hm? It's amazing, and I am so grateful. Not only to Rachel, but also to Julie. Julie is the one responsible for my branching out in designing my own stuff because she made a freaking awesome pillow and I had to make something like it, but was too impatient to wait for a pattern so I made one my self. Thanks Julie! You're the bestest, but you already knew that. :)
My gratitude extends beyond those to special ladies though. There are so many many many quilters out there that are amazing and inspirational! I can only hope that one day I can inspire others like so many others inspire me!
I hope you will come and join us in the quilt festival!!