Because Lynne remembers when her blog was new and she had only a few followers, she wants to help us new bloggers. She has defined new as less than 20 followers, so I certainly fit the description. And I know a few of you, dear readers, do too. Sounds like fun. Check out lilysquilts for info.
She gave an assignment: tell a little bit about ourselves and our quilting. Here goes!
I never thought I would be a quilter. I was sure I didn't have the patience or the time. Then, I learned to quilt, discovered patience and hardly ever say never anymore because ... well, you never know.
I like Traditional Blocks in Reproduction Fabrics
Contemporary Fabrics in Living Color
Hand quilting can be pretty challenging in Summer especially when the quilt is for a bed . So I reserve that task for Winter and very special quilts that I hope will be used gently and loved for a long time.
I haven't mastered free motion quilting and I doubt I ever will, but I've gotten pretty adept at manipulating a walking foot and burying all those ends back into the batting without losing my mind. I send larger quilts that I want finished quickly out to one of the many fine machine quilters who do it for a living.
This results in more time to make more things and do other things like blog and go to work. Which is a good thing too as it supports my passion for classes, retreats, fabric and dye for colors that I can't find in stores.
Because I can't imagine a world without COLOR, BB, my Cocker Spaniel
Although I learned to sew as a child, I've been a quilter for only about a dozen years. As I continue to explore, I am learning skills that enable me to get the quilts in my head into my hands. I've learned to trust that the perfect fabric, a friend’s advice, or a quilt at a show will be just the inspiration I need to move forward on a project. Works in Progress are GOOD for the soul. Without them, I wouldn't experience that magical turning point - the epiphany - that occurs when I realize just what I need to do.
I am certain of one thing - not only does it take a lifetime to make a quilt, it takes the whole village to make a quilter.
I'm a regular quilter who finds joy in the journey and I think I may be much like you. I hope you'll join me.