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 !!!
Oh, Sandy, please know that I was once (and still am) a beginner quilter. Fifteen years ago I even failed my first quilting class! Please don't think that your work is less than mine. I started as a traditional quilter and I have tried so many different techniques. Some worked and others did not. When I look back on my beginner quilts, I still feel a sense of pride, even when my points were caught inside of the seam allowances and were really more like squares or just chopped off points. The colors were pretty. It makes me humble to look back at my trail of quilts throughout my learning process.
I am still learning and interested in so much more. I have enrolled in an on-line quilt study group to make small works of Art. It is from the book "Fabric Art Workshop by Susan Stein". I am nervous because I will be a beginner! So love what you have created and continue enjoying the art of quilting.
No, I am not a painter, but have always wanted to paint. I am petrified about painting and that is the reason that I am taking the on-line class. It starts with a painstick and towards the middle of the book, we use paint. This will be done in the privacy of my home and we will email photos as we progress. So you see, I am a nervous beginner. Smiles and Happy Quilting, Diana
Yes, I am proud of what I have accomplished, even my crooked little quilts. Yes, you can accomplish what I do. I teach classes on Mosaic Quilted Photography and the student always amaze me and themselves at what they create. It is a quicker and easier version of what I shown here. Thanks for your compliments and Happy Quilting, Diana
Thanks for your comments. The wedding quilt was super fun to make. My nephew had been working in Shanghai and met a Chinese translator. Well, they fell in love and after several months, she was able to get a visa to come to America. They married in October. She is a darling girl. I wanted the quilt to reflect the merging of two cultures, so the layers of the hearts are in various Asian and Americana prints. They loved it.
Hi Sandy and all. No I didn't get a chance to go to Joanns.We did a few things and I wasn't feeling to well at least not well enought to go shopping for fabric. OH NO I must have been really sick not to go shopping for fabric LOL
I call DH a fair weather fan of the Steelers. When they win they are great lose their bums. I also like the pirates/
Well I am off to bed. Hope you have a great everining and a better day tomorrow,
I like the way you think. I still can't believe that when we redecorated I let my husband have the big unused bedroom for his office and I kept Mom's little sewing room as it was (we inherited my parent's house) It's no bigger than a walk in closet and I have to move the cutting table to one side to go in and out of the room! AND I have to share it with the cats because the dog eats their food and it's the only room we can keep her out of. Oh the indignity! Yet out of this tiny place my mother churned out something like 150 quilts in 15 years and countless other projects. Not to mention the UFO's : )
Hi Sandy, Only 4? When I moved from Virginia to Florida in '07 I had at least 2 dozen boxes of UFO's. Now that's bad! Add to that all my mother's projects and it's enough to make you crazy. Many of her projects that were beyond my skills I gave to her sister and quilting buddy but some are just mysteries. Exactly what is it she intended? Where is the pattern? The neatest of all surprises was discovering her love of butterflies. It was kind of a "duh" moment as there was a giant round butterfly quilt on the living room wall but then the more I looked the more I realized there was butterfly fabric in almost every quilt she made. Now I do the same thing to carry on the tradition. Of course, I will now have to buy every butterfly fabric I see : )