I started quilting only in the last couple years. I moved in to my parents house to take care of them and found myself going crazy from not working and all the stress of their care. So at first I was baking all the time but 30 pounds later decided I would try quilting, something I always wanted to do. I bought a sewing machine and haven't stopped sewing yet. Haven't been able to take any classes but have learned from books ,the internet, and a lot of mistakes.
Good afternoon Donna...trust you are having a wonderful birthday celebration...love your Ruby...we had 3 Bostons..Ms Molly was the 1st, then Mr. Chief and then Mr. Max....we had to get rid of Max because of ashma....had him for 7 years ....they all were wonderful....and just a people person...I am sure you love yours...quilting is addictive..enjoyed looking at all your work...
The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!
Sometimes not knowing what we're doing is the best thing! The very first quilt I made was this queen size broken star quilt made of diamonds! Now the more I know, the less I will tend to want to work on something like this.
I hope you find a guild to your liking. Even if you can gather together a few friends to meet together once a month, it would be great. Sometimes if you meet other quilters through a quilt shop and take classes there, that is a great way to get one started!
Hi Donna, I ended up liking the way the binding looked on my QFK quilts. I had always used a separate binding strip but this worked great and uses less fabric. Never too old to learn I guess. Love your quilts - I just looked at your slide show again. Looks like your pets are glad you are a quilter too - they look soooo comfortable!
Thank you for the compliments. The appliques are wool on cotton, done by my customer, then I quilted it for her. I got a lot of compliments on the quilting when she brought it for Show and Tell at one of our guild meetings last fall.
You do such fun work! Looks like you really like photo transfer and other mediums that depict 'realism' in your work!