I am so happy to be part of the 2014 New Quilters Blog Hop hosted by Beth of Plum and June. I hope you have been following along, I am proud and excited to be in the company of so many amazing creative quilters.
As the button says I am new to blogging and actually also new to quilting. I have been sewing most of my life, you would think it would have been a natural progression but I didn't know anyone who quilted. I always thought I would be enjoying my retirement painting or sketching with fabulous colored pencils, unfortunately RA entered my life. Quilting gives me a little of everything, designing my patterns, picking out pretty colors and creating something beautiful and useful. I love it and I do paint once in a while. My very first blog post gives you a little more of my journey found here if this is your first visit.
This journal of my "quilty" life which includes those closest to me does not usually call anyone by name, so let me fill you in. I married my best friend David 35 years ago and technically we would be empty nesters. I retired last year and hubbie plans to join me at the end of the year. In my blog I refer to the Golden Girls, that would be Bella Rose and Isabel Zoe (Izzie) Every day is happy and full of fun with puppies.
When I refer to little boy or baby girl in a post that would be my children Dave and Vicki respectively. They are grown technically but until they get married and have children of their own that's how I see them.
I may have come into this wonderful world of quilting later than most, for me it was perfect. I now have time to sew when I want, take my time on each one and quilt without rules. At my age I can do that and not feel guilty, really throw out the rules, no quilt police exist.
A couple of things could be said about my style
1) I like to try new patterns or techniques. I don't make the same pattern two times in a row.
2) Labeling my quilts with some sort of pocket is a must, I have done them in several interesting shapes and sizes. I consider it a challenge now
3) AND I am NOT afraid of color! (That's kind of an understatement)
I don't post a lot of tutorials per say but if I find a way to do something that is easier for me I will share.
I currently have two things on my to do list, a log cabin quilt in king size and the Farmers Wife Quilt. I have started the log cabin and am thinking about what colors to use for the farmers wife. Should I go with 4 or 5 colors and stick with those? Pick one color to be in each block like peach or aqua two of my favorites and make each different as long as it has one of those colors? I do know I want them cohesive, to look like they belong together. The other option is to go crazy with my favorite bright fabrics in every color, that is so me but may not be appropriate and I did just finish a bright quilt (Learning Curve)
I will know when I find it.
Here are a few of my favorites
In the meantime I love magazines, books and of course blogs for inspiration. I always find something new to add to the list. I'm not big on multiple WIP's, I feel I need to keep things workable.
I can, so I do, as long as I can!
Time to sew for me, now check out some other blogs on this weeks hop
Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs
Liz @ Green Cheese Quilting
Janet @ Simply Pieced
Ruth @ Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner
Kristyn @ Melon Patch Quilts
Jo @ Riddle and Whimsy (http://riddleandwhimsy.