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Thought you'd like to know how I got hooked on quilting...

A little backtracking here to October 2006...all my children had moved out of the house. I now had three empty bedrooms. Hopefully, none of my children will come home now and the rooms are mine to use!!!

I had bought a really expensive sewing machine - a Viking Designer SE. I decided to turn one of the bedrooms into a sewing room. I've always had to use the kitchen table to sew and put the machine away each time. What a wonderful thought that I could leave it up all the time!

So, I moved everything out and painted the walls and decided to quilt a wall hanging to christen the room. The fact that I hadn't quilted before wasn't going to stop me. I searched online for wall hanging patterns and came across the Thimbleberries Club that I just had to join. I found a Local Quilt Shop (LQS) and drove the 40 minutes to investigate. Well, there was no room in the Club...I pleading and begged and they called to see if they could add another person. Two days later and several annoying calls (from me) and a threat of bodily harm, they made room for me. I was so excited to have a monthly project - a simple block each month...I can do that. It's not like I was making a king-sized quilt or anything huge. These blocks will eventually make something big and I'll know how to quilt by then...right?

Here's the unfortunate part...the Thimbleberries Club 2007 didn't start for awhile, so, after all that, I had to wait a long time to start and it will be a year before it will hang on my wall. 

Since Thimbleberries Club 2007 was a bit away, I decided to join the local guild and took a table runner class. This is when it hit me...I found great pleasure in cutting up all the fabric and putting it in piles of squares and sewing them back together in a different pattern!! Who would have thought??? I was so hooked and haven't stopped cutting and sewing little squares, triangles, big squares...

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Here's the latest photo, what do you think?



I'll keep you updated on my progress.

I have a bunch of projects that I want to share. Just need to get an app that works to upload my pics from my iPhone or iPad, have any suggestions?  I need an easy way to upload photos and then I'll use my computer to write the blog itself. What do you use?

On the Go - More Help Needed

So, here's the quilt:


It's pretty much directional, so do I quilt my motif (taken from the appliqued elements and quilt designed in AnS) in the outside border going all around or do I do the top/bottom the same as well as the sides or do I just quilt the motif around the quilt?  Better stated, do I treat it as a wall hanging and that I want to see the cars going across the quilt at both the top and the bottom? Or not? This is why I never get anything done.  
Here's a pic of the motif (may be hard to see):

I'm using the blue thread, just have to decide, help!!!!  I know, I know, it's my quilt, but I'd love some input.