Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A happy dance full circle moment


First of all, these quilts are not mine.  Rather they were made by Julie of  Distant Pickles.  And here's the happy dance full circle moment thing . . .


The other day on Twitter Julie told me that the first quilt she ever made was with my quilt along back in 2009.  She said that she was home with a new baby and wanted to make a quilt and found my blog and quilt along and in her words, "the rest was history!"


So now she's designing patterns and selling them and stuff.  Specifically this Mod Pop pattern.  Which I have just purchased and will be making pronto! 


You can find this pattern and template set at Julie Pickles Designs.

That's one seriously spine tingling, goose bump inducing, chest puffing with pride full circle moment.

-dana

18 comments:

Audrie said...

Yours was one of the first blogs I ever read when I started sewing / quilting in 2009 :) And look now, I'm just amazing.

LOL!!!

AnnieO said...

That is fantastic! Definitely proud moment. Love this pattern and these quilts. Go Julie!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

YOU ARE AMAZING AUDRIE!! I should do a post about you as well and the books you are contributing to!

Greta said...

Dana-I tried to tell you that group is amazing and a lot of talent has been birthed over there in that group. I know my skills have improved heads above where they were when I started. Thanks for sharing Julie's pattern. I scared of curves but maybe just maybe I could do this.

tara said...

Thats really cool. And the pattern is great!

Elissa said...

so cool for you and her! and, yeah. that pattern rocks!

Claire said...

They are very beautiful quilts and I look forward to seeing yours when it's done Dana.

Kar said...

Look what you inspired Dana! So very cool!!!

Trudi said...

It's a fabulous pattern! You know there's a Flickr qal ? I'm proud of you too! Such an enabler :) x

VeeV said...

Yowza!!!

xo
eva

Lynne Shandley said...

Wow! It must feel good. That is a nice pattern!
You set me on the quilting path too but I've done nothing so impressive. This afternoon I'm taking my wonky block (the third quilt I made with you guys) to the shop to be quilted - it is waaay too big for my little sewing machine. It's only taken nearly two years 8-)

Kristen said...

Oh, can't wait to see how your quilt turns out.

How neat to inspired someone and see it come around to this point. That's so cool.

You are an inspiration to many of us. You definitely helped me on my rocky start into quilting.

diane said...

I have been trying to decide whether to play along. So many options right now of what my next quilt should be.

Jessica Christensen said...

These quilts are definitely gorgeous, these quilts that you inspired.

ksrunt said...

I bought the pattern and templates...can I blame you? Thank you for sharing.

Bailey said...

Your QAL was also my first quilt but I can't come close to claiming being nearly as good as Julie. I love these quilts - thanks for sharing!!! May have to get the templates and pattern soon!

**nicke... said...

that is so great! you are an inspiration to all! xo

QuiltNut Creations said...

Those quilts are fabulous; love them!! What an honor to have started someone on their quilting journey.