I think I checked in the first time I visited My Quilt Place. Got an answer from a lovely quilter I've been talking to on line. But haven't the faintest idea, where I signed in....Relatively new to…Continue
Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
Newly retired from profession, now looking to really spend some time quilting. Have just finished 5 UFO's that ran from the mundane to the unusual, all small quilts. I wanted to succeed with them to give me incentive to keep MOVING. Have been quilting since I was in early grade school - well piecing with the ever shrinking cardboard template anyway. Didn't really get active in the entire process until about 1984.
How many quilts have you made?
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
How long have you been a quilter?
About 55 or so years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Why do you quilt?
It's a puzzle I have to solve, a mental picture I need to express, or just to play with my stash.
don't see the photo...will ck your album pages. have to say i am looking forward to seeing it. anything w black as focus is my favorite quilt styling. adding the yellows, chedder etc would be very interesting. i'm not fond of those colors but have seen some beautiful quilts using them as focus or strong accents ...i guess i have trouble seeing thru the glare well enough to use them effectively :)). adding red as accent to anything ..esp to dark or black is, to me, soo elegant...POP or no. i just like the look.
there is a lot of mention on various forums and blogs about this POP Factor. i had never analyzed that side of color. i just look for fabric print/color combinations in my own work that create interest, balance or just nice overall blending and compatibility among the whole.
first off -- love the photo. the one of my fur kids sprawled across the quilt i was binding is also 35mm...poor light, but still one of my favorite. i was resistent to digital for a long time. too many articles, scientific studies detailing lack of depth, lack of color saruration yadyadayada... but hubs wanted one. so we got one. and i took a lot of pics of foggy sunrises etc, loading & scanning digital and 35mm taken w my K1000 ... even w/o all the fancy spectogram equipment...showing my comparison pics to people, they invariably chose the 35mm as the better pic. then, being the nerd i am, i would bore them w details of what was purpose etcetcetc of the pics and asking them to choose. but ... now i grab the digital and last couple years, the ipad because it's faster and easier. but for my hobby of scenic photography, i’ll take the time to load up my K. getting quality film developement now, tho is a challenge. the sites on line want you to buy buy buy or they close your account. i don't want coffee cups w my pictures on them thanyouverymuch!
i jave been brainstorming ideas for starting my own seda. i have always started my vegie & flower seeds but this house not plant or seed sprouting friendly. have a garden shed that i have insulated and filled w enough junk to increase insulated winter temps. but again, tho i can overwinter flowers i love that grow as annuals elsewhere, die in the winters here, i have had no success w seed starting. the windows are double pain, but do nothing to protect fro extreme cold. any pots near them freeze solid. pots 4-5' away from glass get cold but don't freeze solid& survive well in the lo light. temps in the shed will hover around 50-60 when outside temps are zero F or below.
it's biggie in my book! it would drive me nuts!!! i would make my displeasure known to those who thought they were more talented/knowledgeable than they were. then i would re- draft every blessed block. i don't do guilds :)) you sound to be both more tolerant & more social than i.
in your reference to kitties on a quilt, i loved that! i found it somewhere on the web. so many of here on MQP have & share stories of quiltin' furballs. i should prob take it down but i think it so cute & funny. i have a pic somewhere that i took years ago but haven't posted to MQP. it's one of my favorites. i was working on the binding of a quilt, had covered it w a sheet because for some reason my little furry loves insisted in sprawling all over that quilt like the ones in the photo i found.
i can't even think about working on any WIP'S or WIVSP's until i finish w a rr i got involved w in the UFO group. :(( ... also it's summer, so i have tons & tons of outside work that keeps me away fr my quiet time pursuits. yesterday we picked cherries, lapins -my favorite. the tree was loaded this year, so now i can add pitting & drying cherries to the list of must-do's that will be keeping me from my beloved WIVSP's :((
link above is to a discussion i started last year. found it on the net, copied w permission as he had found them all on the net. we have added a few more. check it oit, if you know some or want to create one and want it added...just post a comment & i'll add it to the list :)
...in alphabetical order too!
you will notice connie has the CRW after her name ..her decision to do that was after i had gone thru a few other acronyms after my name and we posted the CRW one...she liked it! she added it to her name :))
we have a lot of fun here @ MQP, and not always quilt related lol so please do join us and help create some more giggles!
hi! welcome to MQP. the puzzle analogy is one i have used since i began quilting in the 80’s. i am a puzzle fanatic, putting little pieces of fabric together to fit correctly...just a natural extension of my puzzlemania :))