thanks for inviting me to be a friend. I like the photos you have on you my place post. Do you needle turn your applique or is it fused and sewed on the machine. I haven't done much applique. In our guild we call i the "A" word. I had hoped to take a 2 day workshop this month in our guild taught by Becky Goldsmith (pieceocake.com) "My whimsical Quilt Garden". I wasn't able to make it but I have another one of her patterns "Aunt Millie's garden". I hope to make it some day.
My sewing room is also my sanctuary. I have spent a lot of time in it the last 6 months getting it all set up and working on projects. It has helped keep my mind off of pending surgery. It is so nice to have everything is one room and not have to look all over for it. I will post picture of it soon along with projects I have finished lately.
My plan is to see how long I can use just my stash and only buy what is needed to complete a project. I have only bought 2 yard of kona cotten since the 1st of the year. I got it to do the Crafty BOM.
I see on your page that you have participated in discussions, like on the UFO group. When you write something or reply to something in one of the groups you're on is called a discussion and it shows up on the group page as well as your own page.
The blog is a bit different. If you go to my page and skim down, you'll see where mine are. Like I said before, a blog post isn't when you reply to a discussion, it's when you just write whatever you feel like writing. The way to do one is to go to the top of your page. Under your name it will say "what's on your mind". Just above that you will see the word "blog". And if you click on that you'll end up on a blank page where you can write. You give it a title. For instance you might write "Cleaned my room" and then go on to talk about organizing your quilting room and rearranging your fabric. People write about all kinds of things. Vacations, funny things their kids did, working on a project, etc. One of mine is about what got me started quilting. Even though it's just like you're talking to yourself, it's amazing how many people like to read what others have written.
My favorite part of quilting is the quilting part. I like free-motion quilting on my machine. As far as quilts go, I like all kinds! I don't really care for applique, but that's because I haven't done much. I love super bright colors and I also love the 30's reproduction prints and quilts. Scrappy quilts are neat, but I have a hard time making them because I tend to obsess over where each piece goes.
Are you going to post some of your quilt photos? It took me awhile to figure out how to add pictures when I first got here, but I finally figured it out!
OK...a blog is short for a web log. All it is is where you write what you want to write. People can read it or not, and sometimes they reply to what you've written. That's the gist of the one they have here. If you look at my page you will see I have written a few. It's just kind of frivilous, actually!
Then there are the other blogs on-line. It's the same kind of thing, but people go all out and will write about all kinds of things and post pictures or whatever. There are many quilt related ones and they will have free patterns or tutorials on how to make something. They're kind of self-promoting, but a lot of them have great ideas and freely share things they know. Here is an example of one: http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/ and this next one is really popular: http://www.ohfransson.com/ I visit this one occasionally. I have a friend who is totally addicted to blogs...she visits a LOT of them every day!
I hope that was a good enough explanation. Probably someone who actually has a blog would be a better one to ask. But I think if you look at the two I listed you'll see what I mean. And again, the one here that we all have on our pages is just used to write what you feel like writing. I didn't do it at first, but I've done a few.
No such pressure! We CAN do that, but I think it's more about owning up to the fact that we have unfinished projects. Then, with a bit of encouragement from others, figure out why these projects remain unfinished, and work on the remedy. For instance, I have a grandma,s flower garden I worked on by hand 2 yr. ago while on a trip. Once at home I worked on machine projects and was,t motivated to continue anything by hand. Also the thing was a odd shape, and I hand,t resolved how to "end" it. a couple of suggestions found here helped resolve the problem.
Sometimes we just need a small kick in the pants to get going again!
Hi Mary,I'm a winter Texan from Canada staying in Pt. Arkansas for the winter. There's a great quilt show coming up in nearby Rockport on Jan 28 And 29.I've left my largest projects at home since my work here will be for Project Linus, See my discussion started in the group My Quilting Life.:-)
Just wanted to pop in to say “hello” and introduce myself. I’m Linda Hubalek, fellow quilter and author from Kansas. Books about pioneer women are my specialty, with a cooking or a quilting theme mixed into each historical fiction series.
My Trail of Thread historical fiction book series, written in the form of letters sent back home, describes my ancestors’ wagon trail journey and homesteading in Kansas. Each book mentions twelve old-time quilt patterns, and I put drawings of them in the back of the books.
So if you like to read—besides quilting—please enjoy my blog and book excerpts on my website. Besides printed as paperbacks, my ten books are also available for your Kindle or Nook. (Good choice for Christmas gifts, or yourself, because the ebooks are on sale now!)
I have about a dozen quilts made by my great grandmother, (that we used all the time when I was a kid) so I’m into antique quilts and patterns. What kind of quilts and patterns do you like to work with?