As I get older and maybe a little bit wiser, I am finding that very little in life gives me as much joy as quilting does. I have been quilting for about 35 years and have never lost the desire to quilt. I have been a spinner, weaver, knitter, clothes seamstress, temari maker, doll maker and even tried my hand at a little bobbin lace, but quilting is the one craft that I go back to time and time again.
I haven't posted in forever so this will just be lots of pics of what I have been up to.
I may not be a good blogger, no, I am a terrible blogger, but I am always sewing. If a day goes by and I can't sew I feel like something is missing. I have been making a few dolls, but a lot of quilts. I made 2 low volume quilts and actually kept one for myself. Because I got a little carried away cutting 5" squares, I will be able to make several more.
You don't think it is going to work out with all of the different fabrics but I think low volume quilts turn out so nice.
My cute photo bomber...
A custom quilt for someone who lives in Germany...
Another custom quilt….I always get such a warm feeling when someone actually wants to buy one of my quilts.
A doll and dolly quilt for a very sweet mama….
What are you working on? I would love to see pictures.
Is anyone interested in doing a "Charmed Whirlygig" quilt along? I have a flickr group that I can revive…I thought it would be fun to do this winter. Please let me know.
Take care and stay warm and safe if you are living where it is snowing and frigid.
I love quilting and always have, but I have reached new heights of "have to quilt" lately. I find the whirr of the sewing machine so soothing and just love the last stage when you pull a quilt from the dryer and it is all crinkly and warm. I also love all of the stages, so I don't shove tops in drawers like I maybe have in the past.
I have discovered hexagons...well the large ones. I tried English piecing a few years ago and decided it wasn't for me. But I love sewing the larger ones. I used a half hexie ruler with this doll quilt and will quilt a lap sized one tomorrow.
There have been so many beautiful pictures of the granny square quilt block as well as quilt alongs. I promised myself that I would make a quilt using them. I am a little late to the party but am just smitten with making this block. The color possibilities are endless.