Friday, 30 December 2011


Tomorrow is my 36th birthday!
Earlier this year, Amanda Jean from Crazy Mom Quilts had a quilt-along.  She was making a 36-patch quilt because she was turning 36 this year.  I had never participated in a quilt-along but thought this would be so much fun.  I decided to join her and all the others in this 36-patch quilt-along.  My goals were to make a quilt "just for me!" and to finish it before my birthday. 

I did it!!

I used some orange fat-quarters that my mom had given me a few years ago (my favorite color!), and paired them up with some Ricky Tims Convergence fabrics.

It is the very first quilt I quilt myself on the long-arm.

I used a pantograph pattern called Halcyon.

As I have mentioned here, I am a perfectionist.  I must say though that I am quite happy with the finished product.  The more I look at it, the happier I am, and proud to say that I made it ALL myself!

I am happy to say this is MY quilt!

Someone decided to help me take pictures!

I am linking up to TGIFF!  Please head over to Life Under Quilts to see some other great finishes on this last Friday of 2011!


  1. Thanks for linking up!
    A 36 patch might be on my to do list for 2012..

  2. I guess I did not know the reason for the 36 patch. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and great job all round...

  3. It's beautiful....very colorful.
    I can dream of owning a long arm...but would I even know how to use it if I had one?
    I love to quilt and I'm very thankful for my husbands gift to me a few years ago of a sewing machine that cost just $60 at Wal Mart :)

  4. oh gosh! I forgot to also wish you a very Happy Birthday too!

  5. Happy Birthday!!!! I have been tempted by the 36-block QAL, but I have restisted but this quilt is so neat, I could just keep looking at it. Very Nicely done! Great job on completing it yourself and using the long arm for it.

  6. Oh Ginette, your quilt rocks! What a fabulous gift to yourself! And way to go on using the long arm too. Happy birthday!

  7. That is one awesome quilt! Love the colors. You did a great job!

  8. Happy New Year! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the

  9. happy birthday to you....if only I had a machine like that! you're so lucky!

  10. Those colours are stunning - I think I've missed my chance to make a 36 patch quilt - will need to work out when I get to the next "square" birthday :-)


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