"ok...gonna be a wee bit dramatic here....but this is from MY heart...
because it is...you are an amazing artist. i have never & cannot, design the way you & other artists do. i am not the creative right brain mentality.…"
"Thanks Susan, I've used freezer paper for larger projects, like the Bella Bella medallions and I love not having to pick paper out. And another great point for me, is that it forces me to press, something I'm very lax about. i promise…"
I quilt, I work full time and it interferes with my quilting. I have 1 hubby, 2 cats, 1 doggie and a lot of quilts. I'm lucky, privileged even, I get to have a couple of my quilts in my full-time office and I rotate them regularly. My office mates enjoy them also, they brighten our days.
I'm a bit of a technique junkie, so my projects jump around a lot.
On a bad day at work I hit the quilt shop at lunch and just caress the fabric. I call it visiting the therapist. Good thing they know me well there.
How many quilts have you made?
I didn't know that I was suppose to count. How about lots.
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I love making them. Getting to enjoy them after the fact is a plus.
How long have you been a quilter?
about 15 years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
I love just plain piecing, and paperpiecing, and drafting, and - all the percision stuff. The fabric.
being a technique junkie is ok in my book! lol i have seen fallerts series quilts done w the tucks. but i confess i didn't make a connection. she was doing those quilts ..what ..20yrs ago? dunno, seems a long time tho. and it seemed that every quilt mag i picked up at the time were doing focus articles. i love her work, always have. but, being more interested in traditional technique and styles, i won't be making any dramatic art quilts like this. but, that said! it does not stop me from viewing & ooing & ahing over ones i see and really really like. :)) ...and this one i like a lot. i am glad you posted it.
i went thru all your photos, some more than once. really enjoy your work.
Hey- I took a look at Sally's site and browsed her books on Amazon, where I could peek inside. If I pursue mini's beyond the current casual and challenge myself all three of the people I've found/heard of will profit. The three are Sally Collins, Carol Doaks and George Siciliano. Bottom line here, I have got to retire from my full time job and become independently wealthy. I need time and I need money to support my habit.
hi again. wandering around and reading here & there. saw your posts in the min i quilt group that sharon started. i joined the first one when i joined mqp...so i just read sharon's sometimes. but, are you familiar w sally collins? if you want interesting and a challenge you can't go wrong w her patterns or designs for inspiration. she is one of the original mini quilt designers. she doesn't paper piece, or she didn', but i don't see why you couldn't if you wanted to. i took a class fr her years ago. her method is easy and accurate & what i still use. this link takes you to her gallery.
another link. note the "note" at bottom of page. i have most of her books, just got the drafting. i have been drafting my own patterns fr the beginning, but i find this book challenging and pretty heavy read. love it! i would like to get her cd they show, hadn't seen that before. the one of her working. hey! the class was a long time ago...so i could watch cd and maybe she has new tips or i see something i forgot fr class ...whatever.
welcome aboard kris. your sense of humor will fit in wonderfully here @ My Quilt Place!
...and yah...always keep lots'a projects goin'...we don't want to get bored. after all aftermyou put in a full day at work, feed all tje critters...four legged & two...you still need something to fill in the empty seconds between chores. :))
Hi Kim your quilting habits sound the same as mine. Are you doing BOM from craftsy? I am and so far enjoying it but did it in flowered fabrics from my stash so how its going to turn out is a mystery. pretty colourful. Hope this mystery quilt turns out as I have never done one. Also doing a BOM from a store in NC ( online) and I am disliking it- fabric seems cheap - way too colourful ( I like colours alot) not sure how it will turn out either. PS the ou in colours is because I am Canadian. Happy Quilting. Irene