Friday, August 15, 2014

Flash Back Friday!

For as simple as this quilt was to sew--it was a challenge for me.
Between the colors being used and quilting choices.  These two quilts were my introduction into the modern style of quilting in negative space. For the full story plus detailed photos click Here.

What I learned:
Inspiration & ideas eventually come when thought over enough (well several months).
Not to be afraid of solids.
Know that it will not be perfect & that is OK!

Linked with:
Nini And The Sea

Nini & The Sea

Linked with:
Don't Call Me Betsy 

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Friend's On Friday-Martha

Martha made this awhile back for a little girl.

She wanted a loopy meander.

 Could not get this to be right side up!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Happy To Have Found!

Last week I participated in the  "Around The World Blog Hop". I got to tag three Bloggers that I enjoy reading. Today they will fill you in on some of their creative processes and show their amazing talent. I am sure you will be just as happy to have found these fantastic quilters as I have been!  


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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Flags Are Flying!

This was suppose to go out last month 
however it sat in my draft file til now!
This is my Micheal Miller challenge quilt through 
the Modern Quilt Guild.

Added Rick Rack.

Straight Line quilting.

This is a free pattern by Deborah OHare
Here is the link to the free pattern on Craftsy

Size: 36 X 47
Pattern: Birthday Bunting
Batting: Quilters Dream 70/30
Quilting: Straight Line

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Stitch By Stitch- Anything Goes Mondays

Friday, August 8, 2014

Friend's on Friday-Jill

 This is a small wall hanging Jill made.

It was the perfect quilt to use the dahlia ruler on.

Added feathers and continuous quilting throughout!

 However I can not find the photos 
I took of the whole piece. 

It was a beauty!

Size-38 X 38
Batting-Hobbs 80/20
Quilting-Ruler and Freehand

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Say G'Day Saturday

Monday, August 4, 2014

Around The World Blog Hop!

Less than 1 inch diamonds!

To start from the beginning! I was was tagged by Judy at Quilt Paradigm to join in on this "Around The World Blog Hop". I stumbled onto her blog a few months ago and our friendship was instant. I always look forward to seeing her name pop up in my-In Box! You just know there is something fun to see! Check her blog out Here. Also read some of Judy's previous posts-they are Great! 

This blog hop introduces you to bloggers that you may not know about and are happy to have found. So how this works!
I get to answer a few questions about myself and at the end of this post I will link you to 3 of my favorite bloggers. They then will continue next Monday doing the same.

About Me
Quilting for 23 years
Married 31 years.
Have 2 sons & a dog.
Self Employed for 31 years.
Current President of CAMACO Quilt Guild
Member of the Jersey Shore Modern Quilt Guild

Close up of a octagon origami piece I made.

How does my work differ from others of it genre?
I am not sure if I differ or not. I just know that it has taken me several years to discover and cultivate what I like!
....I have discovered I like taking a path less traveled.
....I have learned "Never To Say Never". Things that I thought I would never do, have turned out to be some of my favorite things.
....I have grown past first impressions. Just because it does not hit my fancy--it usually can be tweaked into what I like and I usually end up loving.
....Color over pattern can either make or break a quilt for me!
....Learning the traditional process has played a huge roll in what I pick for making less traditional quilts. I think knowing both ways is very important.
....Someday's it is best to walk away!
....I get bored with repetitive block making! I will continue to do it at times. There I said it!- I admire and appreciate the people that do enjoy it! 
...I usually have a way of changing up a pattern and this is not always intentional.
Album cover!

Why do I create what I do? 
....It is a sense of peace and calm-most of the time-Haha!
....I love the togetherness with my mom, a friend or a group of friends.
....I also love being with me at times! Does that sound corny?
....There is something very grounding and electrifying while creating. A calm and power surge all at the same time! 
....I feel that creating is like parenting, being a spouse or a friend-If you give it your all without losing yourself, you then can step back a admire what you have and what it has become!
....I have let go of creating for others opinions-I do what I like. I guess that is part of a quilter growing up.

Our sunsets!

How does my creating process work?
Well....this is where it things get sketchy! However one thing that is always consistent. If I have order in my life (family, business, house, and head) the project is done in a orderly, calm & fun fashion. If any of those things are out of line--I can have issues.

This is basically my process:
...The Idea-Where the whole in-my-mind explosion thing starts! At this time I have a real mumbo-jumbo list going on in my head.
...Then Paper-Just start writing and drawing. This means every thought that passes about that project, no matter how crazy.
...The Ponder-Some people are quick--I need time to digest, tweak, plot and plan!
...The Vision-I can see it--in my head! 
...The Plan-Now the question---how to convey it? The scheming & plotting  begins!  

...I can always rely on my mother for honest personal and design advise! We might differ but she is always looking out for me!
...Not a fan of having more than 3 personal projects happening at the same time.  
...Always have a portable/travel project available.
...Never work on more than on customer quilt at a time.
...Always be open to new ideas!
...Clean up my work area after each project! 

What Am I currently working on?

 Plugging along with a challenge quilt.

  Quilt on the design wall.

Customer's quilt.

Take along Hex's

If you want a eye full of quilts-
just start clicking around on this site!

Here are 3 blogs I find inspirational and loaded with information.

Each one is unique with their own style. 
That is what makes them special to me.

My friend's Denise & Chelsey from Nini And The Sea  are a great mother and daughter team. Plus they are my partners in crime. They have such a eclectic collection of talent that it blows my mind. They are in France right now-but are able to keep posting. You go Girls!

I met Carolyn from Sweet Boater Chick a little over a year ago while tracking down a Modern Quilt Guild. Carolyn is one of those quilters that lives by the No Rules approach-I love that! She also got 1st place with one of her quilts at Quilt Con. Go snoop and poke around her site for liberation in quilting--it is very freeing!

I stumbled onto Tina from Seaside Stitches by way of Sew Many Ways a couple of years ago. I am somewhat of a blog stalker here except I have her on my blog roll so I guess I am a public stalker. I enjoy seeing all the talented quilts she makes and posts about. I absolutely love how she is so... diverse. I will say it-I have a quilters crush on her talent!

Here are just a FEW random photos!

So.... if you were able to endure the 
length of this post, I would love to hear from you.
Feel free to comment or let me know if you follow me. 
I would love to click onto your site and get to know you.

This post is linked at: Sassy QuilterStitch By StitchPatchwork Times- Design Wall
NTTFabric Tuesday

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