My name is Janice and I am a new quilter! I'm ready to plunge in! I have been reading quilter blogs for months now and my mind is boggled at the talent out there in quilt land! Wow! As soon as I figure out how to work this blog thingy, I'll add links to the blogs that I love to read. I can tell you a couple right off the bat that inspired me. First is Kelly of My Quilt Infatuation. I can't believe how many quilts this talented lady puts out, not to mention how much I enjoy the bright colors she uses and the patterns she creates. Scrumptious!
Another one is Leah Day. I just learned how to free motion quilt on my own machine and have been devouring all the information on her blog that I can. I joined the Free Motion Quilting Project and am so looking forward to learning more quilting techniques I'm probably going to make two different color ways.
Here are the fabrics that I chose to use for this project.
I'm kind of puzzled at why I chose these colors because I tend to be drawn to bright, rich colors and neither one of these fit that category! Curiouser and curiouser (my daughter's drama class just finished performing Alice and Wonderland so that just seemed to fit).
So you're going to see all my projects, warts and all and hopefully I can share what I learn as I go!
Another project I have is a small quilt with western themed fabric made from 2 charm packs and 2 mini charm packs. This only made 21 blocks which is kind of an odd number for anything! Anyway, I'm trying to decide what I want to do with these. Sash them with something? Just sew them straight together? Make a checkerboard with alternating blocks of something else? Make another whole set of blocks to make a bigger size quilt? What would you do?
Here is another exciting thing that I'm going to need help deciding what to do with! I was given a quilt top by my mother-in-law that is very old and has been completely hand pieced. Unfortunately, she has no idea who made it or where it came from. She said it might possibly be made by her grandmother but there was no way to know. I did not recognize the pattern but after asking someone more knowledgable than I am about quilt piecing patterns, I was told it is called a bow tie quilt. It has bright happy colors with lots of yellow. I wonder if anybody could tell me about what year you think these fabrics are from? I am guessing about 1940's?? What do you think?
Another decision I am going to have to make with this quilt is how to finish it and how to quilt it. As you can see in the following picture, there is a yellow border; however, the border is only on three sides. For some reason the fourth side was removed. I would either have to find some yellow to match this color, or take off the three borders that are already there and replace them with something else. Decisions! Decisions!
I was also given this quilt which is BLEHHH! However . . .
the back is scrumptious!! And I think would look pretty wonderful folded up in a display cabinet with some other colorful creations.
Well, that's probably enough for now! I was actually going to write more but apparently there is a limit on how much space you can use for one post. So I'll save it for another day!
I would love to hear from anybody who happens stumble upon my blog. Please introduce yourself! would love to meet some kindred spirits and hear what projects you are working on.
Thanks for stopping by!
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