Thank you so much, Beth from Plum and June for organizing the hop. I have had so much fun exploring everyone’s blogs and learning their blogging and quilting tips. I love quilting and have been quilting for roughly 26 years, with time off for children and travel. I turned ‘pro’ two years ago when I purchased ‘Sven’, my beautiful teal Statler Stitcher. I love to longarm quilt and will happily quilt all day and into the night for my clients. In addition to longarm quilting, I appraise quilts professionally. I also love to design quilts, and thanks to Quilt design a day (Qdad) I have been turning out 2 quilt designs every day and I have just earned my 60 day badge.
I use EQ7 to design and my first tutorial was about designing with EQ7. Here are some of my designs from the month of June:
My quilting tip is to learn something new everyday, it can be something small or something large. Each new technique you learn will help you in the future, often in unpredictable ways. Learning about quilt history will expose you to beautiful quilts and give you ideas to incorporate into the quilts you are sewing today. Every mistake I make, teaches me something new or teaches me to pay attention to something I learned before. Learning keeps me interested even when I am doing tedious work. I decided that this year will be the ‘year of the binding’. I am working hard at improving my bindings and you will see tutorials on bindings throughout the year. In between designing and learning I actually find time to make my own quilts. This year my big ‘finish’ was Pie in the sky, by Kim Diehl. I’m still working on my Improv Log Cabin which I started in April during a class by the delightful Jacquie Gering. I started blogging by reading as many blogs as I could. I figured out what I liked and what I liked more. I’m still a work in progress. My blogging tip is to write posts ahead of time and schedule them. I started blogging by just jumping in and writing with the lofty goal of writing two posts per week. Then life intervened (doesn’t it always?, lol.) I’m still working at having blogs prepared in advance. There are always new and upcoming blogs. This year, the New Quilt Blog Hop has four dates, June 4th, June 11th, July 9th and July 16th. On each of those dates there are two groups of bloggers, with each blogger linking to the other group. Have fun, explore, and learn something new by visiting them, here are some of the bloggers participating today:
Sharon @ Fabrics and Flowers
Serena @ Sew Giving
Carmit @ Quilting Rainbows
Jehn @ Jehnny And The Boys
Jenny @ Jack’s Room
Deborah @ Sunshine Through The Rain
Jennifer @ A Quarter Inch From The Edge
Jane @ Where Jane Creates
Carla @ Granny Maud’s Girl
Have a quilty day!