Sunday, November 22, 2015

100 blog posts!!!!

It's time to do some celebrating!  This is my 100th blog post!!

I'm not the most prolific blogger, much like my sewing speed, I'm the tortoise in the tortoise and the hare.  But I'm ok with slow and steady.  I started blogging December 9, 2007, because I wanted to have a record of what I've made.  Many of my quilts are gifts-- I have very few of my own quilts!

I first started quilting in fall of 1998.  I had just moved to Madison and didn't know very many people.  During the summer, I started league tennis (and still play!!  I love it!).  When the season ended, I wasn't sure what to do.  I was looking through a flyer from the community college that had adult enrichment classes and decided to give the quilting class a try.  I can't imagine how my life would be different today if I didn't take that class!

Here is a retrospective of some of my quilts It's pretty amazing to put them together here!!! (not a comprehensive listing of all of my quilts, but definitely some of my favorites).  Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of my first 2 quilts.  One thing I would like to work on is to improve the photos I have of my quilts, especially once they are completed.  Too often I am rushing to send them to their recipient and forget to take nice pictures.

Clockwise from upper left:
Trip Around the World - baby quilt for friend Sarah H
Zig Zag - child quilt for Felix
Quietude - commissioned quilt for coworker
Catvent - wallhanging (I've got this quilt!!)
Stars - baby quilt for Sara J

I've got all of these quilts-- they are small :)
Clockwise from upper left:
Boo! - mini wallhanging 
Prism - wallhanging - my design
Kyoto - wallhanging  - from Modern Quilt Studio
Sparkler - mini wallhanging 
Itty Bitty Log Cabin - mini wallhanging

Clockwise from upper left:
Twirling Stars  - baby quilt for friend Lisa
Stars - baby quilt for friend Sarah N
Flip Flops - child quilt for Ella
Funky Boxes - baby quilt for Amelie (My favorite quilt I have made!)
Froggy Star - baby quilt for Olin
Wonky Stars - baby quilt for friend Sarah I (and another version for Kris)
notice all of the Sara/Sarah friends with babies!!!

Clockwise from left:
Wedding March - Bed quilt for my parents (1st large quilt I made!)
Sylvie's quilt - child quilt for Sylvie
Agean Dream - throw quilt for Carol

Clockwise from upper left:
Woodpile -  (I've got this quilt!!) And it's on my bed!
Nine patch - baby quilt for friend Carolyn
Disappearing Nine patch - baby quilt for friend Kim
Jewel Box - baby quilt for cousin Kelly

These are some older quilts
Clockwise from upper left:
Star BOM -  block of the month - still in progress
My bed quilt - still in progress
Bear Paw - my couch quilt
Log Cabin - wallhanging (at my parent's house)

Thanks so much for reading!  And here is to 100 more posts!  I can't wait to see what the next years will bring! =)



  1. What a great retrospective! Congratulations on 100 posts. So wonderful that you found that first quilting class.

  2. Congratulations on your hundredth post and on all of those gorgeous quilts! I know what you mean about remembering to pause and take pictures. Usually I finish the quilt a week or a month after the baby is born and I'm in a mad rush to get it out the door and on its way. But my favorite pictures are the ones I get back from the recipient, with the baby all snuggled up in one of my quilts, or the toddler dragging it around in rags because it has been literally loved to pieces. :-)

  3. What a great collection of quilts! And congratulations on 100 posts.

  4. My goodness this is one prolific and gorgeous collection of work! :)

  5. Congrats on your 100th post and sharing so many of your beautiful quilts! Keep it up, you do wonderful work!!

  6. Your favourite quilt is also my fave in your line up. But I also like that Bear Paw, too. Congratulations on 100 posts, Kristin! I am so glad you joined us at the Let's Bee Social this week. Hope to see you there again soon!

  7. congratulations on your milestone. I like your favourite quilt as well and I really like the kitties. I was going to make that myself but I never got around to it.