Once again, I would like to thank Kerry, at Simple Bird Applique,
for the invitation to participate in this Around The World Blog Tour.
She does incredible applique and is quite quick about it as well.
I have to answer 4 questions in this post, so let’s begin.
1. What am I working on?
Good question. I seem to have a few UFO’s lying around but this
one is at the forefront. This pattern was designed by Roxane
It is an adorable pattern and I joined up for the BOM.
Thus far, I have only 2 blocks done.
I found thin white suede at The Dollar Store and it makes
a great pole for the umbrella, as well as chair legs for the
chair. I learned this trick from Kerry, at Simple Bird Applique.
I recently finished this quilt for Isabel. She hasn’t
even seen it yet. Because it is such a traditional
pattern, I had to quilt feathers on it.
Feathers really show up in this photo.
This fall I was asked by Patti Carey, of Northcott,
to quilt 5 pieces for her upcoming show in Houston.
What an honor! This was my favorite Quilt of Valor
that I quilted. The color in this quilt was stunning!
I was really surprised that I liked the orange and
cream in this table runner too.
Carol made this quilt. What an intricate design and the
stitching on the backing looked great too.
I am beginning to realize that I love the texture that
the quilting creates on the backing. It has only taken
me 10 years to figure this out.
My first modern quilt. It went together quickly but
the quilting took a bit longer than I had anticipated.
All the open space does take a long time to fill in
This is Lily of Rosenberry, designed by Sue Garman.
There are over 1,000 berries on this quilt. Yes, I am
crazy! And it took over 60 to quilt it up. Desley,
at Addicted To Quilts, gave me permission to use
her quilting design for the quilting.
And who can resist fabric postcards? I first discovered
fabric postcards on Monika’s blog, at My Sweet Prairie.
This one did take a bit of time due to all the thread
sketching and painting on it.
This is a photo I took of hay bales in a farmer’s field.
And here is my fabric postcard I made.
2. What makes my work different from others?
I think my work naturally differs from others because
I have different likes and dislikes than others. I am
an unique individual and that makes me differ from
others and what I create different from others.
3. Why do I create?
I create out of trying to remain sane while taking care
of my family and home. I also create because I enjoy it.
4. How do I create?
Depending on what I am creating, whether a large
quilt or an art quilt, this will dictate how I make the
piece. A few years back, I made a Judy Niemeyer quilt.
Because her patterns are so complicated and precise, the
only way to make it was by paper piecing. That cured me
of paper piecing too, by the way. So, it depends on what
I am making. Kind of an elusive answer, don’t you think?
Sometimes I get frustrated with myself because I like so
may varied types of quilting. Maybe if I narrowed it down
to one or two I could be more proficient. But then again,
I get bored easily (I know , I am a little OCD) so variety
keeps me interested.
Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out
Lorette at Spruce It Up Quilting. She is next on The
World Blog Tour. I met her online and she has recently
opened up a quilt store in New Brunswick. Distance
seems to be no boundary for the Web.