I love the variety of your techniques and... your Scottie dog profile picture! I have Scotties and Westies and occasionally make quilts with those dogs in them. I enjoyed seeing the Scottie in your Sunbonnet Sue quilt, too!
Looking forward seeing them. I wish I had pics. of some of my creations, I lost a photo box with pics. & negatives on a move 6 yr. ago ( before digitals) now I still have trouble getting hubby to load pics. cause we're on the road (RV) and he doesn't want to slow down computor.
Love your colours and design choices.But how is it that applique is your favourite technique, yet almost every quilt in your album is pieced? ls it time? l also have that problem,though machine applique speeds things up,l prefer handwork.I've just been working on my first redwork quilt(cats) and find it nice to have a "portable" piece to take along ( l couldn't help but envy your drawer full of cotton twist).
Thanks for the help; I've been debating on what to make next and that sounds like something fun, and different. I know a lot of people make string quilts, but they all look so great no matter what fabrics they use.
By the way, don't try to overcome your type A personality! I did and now I regret it...I miss my old hyper self! I have OCD and am on meds, so that really calms me down, but I just don't get things done as fast as I used to. Sometimes I feel like I'm a type C...slug!
Oh, I do have one more question. As your adding strings, do you iron each one down as you go, or is finger pressing sufficient?
So, when you use paper for a string block, is it kind of like paper-piecing and you just tear it off when each block is finished? Or do you tear it off when you're finished with the top? I've been deciding on what kind of quilt to make next and I think a string one sounds really fun...I have a huge box of "strings" and I'd probably just mix up everything...Asian, 30's, Kaffe, brights, kid stuff. Would you do that, or would you keep the same theme? That would be hard for me since my strips are all mixed up! I'm glad you mentioned the seam allowance because I didn't even think of that! Thanks!
I have found that it's easier for me to make a scrappy quilt if I'm using all 30's fabrics or else what I'm doing now...using all Kaffe Fasset prints. The Kaffe one looks like the scrappiest one I've done yet! I prefer making planned quilts, but since I've been quilting for awhile now I have a lot of scraps and I could make dozens of quilts with what I've got. I really think scrappy is harder than a planned one, but I read of so many quilters who love scrap quilts and I want to be one of them. I should probably make a string quilt...I have lots of strips and could easily make a quilt out of those, and for those it really doesn't seem to matter how the fabrics are placed. Have you ever made a string quitl?
I love Bonnie's rule! If it's still ugly you didn't cut it small enough! That's great!
Thanks so much for the link...what a great place! I love the tips and tutorials section! Her quilts are amazing! I have such a hard time making scrap quilts..I totally obsess over placement! Thanks again for the info!
Oh, You're a strong woman ;o) LOL . . . to let go . . . so bittersweet ;o) I've quilted my Lisa's Flower Garden, washed it, and am ready to make my piping & then pick out the binding. (Dried it on 'high' for a little to get that old wrinkly look.) Also have been working on my blue quilt - have circles/flower centers ready to stitch on top & bottom borders. I was planning to work in the yard from 7-10 this morning . . . but I'm feeling like crawling back in bed!
I've been thinking a lot about you . . . was it fun sorting in your sewing room? I like the red, white, & blue table runner you re-discovered. I need to pack up the spring & pull out my summer decorations. Oh, maybe tomorrow ;o)