In 2001, I taught myself how to make quilts. I soon began making bags out of left-over fabric from my quilts and would use the bags to “wrap” the quilts when I gave them to people. In the last 5 years I’ve had three boys, and struggled to find time for a project as extensive a quilt! I still loved working with fabric so I focused on making gift bags.
I also began making baby burp cloths with coordinating fabric drawstring storage bags. When I had my kids I never went anywhere without numerous burp cloths - and had them stashed all over my house. You never know when you're going to need a cloth on hand for a wet clean-up! In my opinion the flannel ones were the best, so I made up my own version and now they are available for you to purchase!
Now my kids are a little older so life is slightly less crazy, and in '13 I decided to re-focus on quilts, piecing, and quilting. I love what is happening with the modern quilt movement right now and the modern fabrics that are being produced. Previously, I never knew what to call my quilting/design style, but now I'm pretty confident that I'm a "Modern Traditionalist." I'm really enjoying exploring lots of modern quilting blogs and joining in various quilt-alongs, fabric swaps, and quilting bees. You can see pictures and read stories behind my quilting projects on my blog (see Goose Quilts tab), and occasionally find quilts & other products for sale on my Etsy store.