About me, 103

Part 3 of the me series.  If you missed the first couple, check out the first and then the second.

After I got the Bernina in August, 2011, it took a while before I got the guts to actually FMQ Kayla’s Thirties Quilt.  I took a bit of time to get accustomed to the machine.  I started Raining Cats and Dogs at this time.  I didn’t get much done.  It was a BOM offered through my LQS and I couldn’t keep up.  I didn’t have much experience appliqueing before so it was a steep learning curve.  As you may know if you’ve been following me, I recently just finished the blocks for this.

Raining Cats and Dogs All blocks laid out on the design floor 1/24/2016

Raining Cats and Dogs
All blocks
laid out on the design floor
1/24/2016

In January 2012, I joined the next BOM and I got half of the blocks done before I set them aside.  They’re sitting in my kit bin.  Also in 2012, I discovered the Southern California Quilt Run.  The kids and I went to every shop in 4 days.  It was amazing and fun.  In that year, they were doing mystery quilts and you had to get the block from each shop in the area and the final shop would give you the final instructions.  I still have my bundles waiting for me to pull them out and start working on them.  It’s in my kit bin too.  I also discovered the Long Beach Quilt Show and purchased kits at the show.  They are in the kit bin too.  2012 and 2013 were both years of the kits and I just accumulated projects.  I hope that this year I’ll be able to start working on those projects.  Every time I’ve got a FINISH I get to add a project from these bins into my project rotation.

~ that’s all I have time for now, I’ll have to continue at another time.

~ Melanie

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