Over the last couple of days, I’ve loved looking at the accumulating pictures of quilts on Amy’s blog for the Blogger’s quilt festival she hosts. What a great idea! I often meander around the internet, looking at all sorts of new and different things, and it’s kind of amazing to see so many new quilts in one place!
Here’s mine (and its story)– I started quilting last winter, and I had quite a bit of practice with my sewing machine in a short amount of time, because I decided to make quilts as gifts for family and friends who were in my wedding this past summer. In all, I started and finished (and gave away) 8 quilts, and once all the dust had settled, I realized I missed all those quilts! I definitely needed to make one that was for myself, and this fall I put together a stacked coins quilt using blues, reds, and browns. I used kona cotton in wheat for the sashing, and pieces the back using leftover fabric from the front. The colors pull together elements of our living and dining rooms, and we use it as a throw blanket on our couch. It makes me so happy to have one of my own quilts around to keep warm this fall!