Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Still Quilting Updated from Jan 27, 2019

 Gotta love Blogger....or maybe not. Some of my pictures on old posts have disappeared. Easy fix, I thought. Well, maybe not. For some reason when I edit a previously published post it changes the date and publishes as a new post. Oh well....that's technology for you.

How is it possible that over a year has passed since I wrote a blog post?? Although I haven’t been blogging I have still been quilting....well, I took a bit of a break on that as well. I blame renovations, moving and ....well, if that isn’t enough to throw one into a frenzy I don’t know what is. So to get back some motivation I just started playing....and that’s one of my favorite things to do in the quilting world...JUST PLAY!!





All with just one pin!!

 




Judy Gauthier of Bungalow Quilting has a fabulous tutorial on setting in a full circle without glue and without pins...well just one pin. Not a bunch clipping going on either. I had forgotten all about doing it this way....just what I needed to get myself playing again.







Thursday, March 11, 2021

Way Too Long

It's Been Way Too Long



I almost forget how to write a blog post. So I'm thinking of this as a test. Some of my pictures seem to have disappeared and I'm not sure why.....oh the joy's of technology. But here we are and I'm happy to report that I am still enamoured by inset circles.  

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Dozen that Didn't

Since this blog is about my quilting journey......I should probably share the bad with the good.  There has been a frenzy over on Instagram this week with everyone sharing the joys of having their quilts accepted and the sorrows of having their quilts, for lack of a better word "rejected". In my opinion it's an emotional experience either way, having experienced both sides of the coin.

My strategy for Quilt Con 2017 may well have back fired. In the past, I submitted three at most with the hope that one just might make the cut. So my reasoning this time around was the more one submits the greater the chances of acceptance....right!!!! What I wasn't quite prepared for was TWELVE "thank you for entering......but" emails.

It doesn't change the value of the work. In my case it will motivate me to pursue different venues. For some strange reason it doesn't really effect my confidence as an artist. But in all honesty it's never easy. Difficult as it may be, it really is part of the process. I just hope that it doesn't stop anyone from trying again or seeking a different audience.  




Hey...I will admit I was a bit thrown by receiving that many "rejections" in one day.

BUT I AM STILL STANDING!!


Monday, September 26, 2016

QUILT AS YOU GO Leftovers

I have been having fun for the last two weeks playing with some QAYG Leftovers.


On the right hand side is the quilt the leftovers are from.


Finding ways to set these already quilted pieces into blocks has been rather rewarding.







Monday, August 8, 2016

Workshop In Edmonton

Hi Everyone
If you happen to live in the Edmonton area and are interested in a one day workshop, I will be teaching Wonky Curved Piecing (based on my quilt Ripple Effect II)....for only $30 on August 23/2016. For more info and to register go to http://www.emqg.ca/ 
While you are there check out the class that is being offered the following day as well.

We have a fabulous facility booked and there is still room.....We would love to see you there. 


Thursday, August 4, 2016

You Do The Math

Twelve 18"  Blocks Finished. 

When you have twelve finished blocks you have twelve positions to place the blocks......but, remember each block has four sides. Yikes, just how many options do I have here??? ANYONE CARE TO DO THE MATH??




Of course, that doesn't take into account any of my joining decisions. And.......what if I should happen to get Rotary Cutter Happy??? Oh, let's not even entertain that possibility. 



Thursday, July 28, 2016

Do Your Quilts Talk to You?

It's been so long since I stopped in here.....I'm not sure where to start. The ease of Instagram has turned me into a lazy blogger.

A few weeks ago I just couldn't fine any Quilty Motivation. I sometimes find, that if I actually go and do something the motivation starts to creep back in.  Every once and in awhile it actually returns with a vengeance, exploding full of ideas. It was more of a slow go this time.




So...I started by cutting strips....and cutting more strips!!! I do have a tendency to carried away.

I have four favorite "go to sizes". They are 4.5", 2.5", 2" and 1.25". These are the sizes I use for joining blocks (narrow and wide joining strips). I also use the 2.5" for binding. Plus these sizes give me plenty of variety to play with.

I also threw in some fairly large prints from my stash, that for some reason I have been hesitant to use.

After a week or so of cutting strips.....I just started to play.






At some point it almost feels like the quilt starts talking to me. Let's hope I can hear what it's saying. Do your quilts talk to you???

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