Yup, that's what this is for me. I'm starting a new blog . . . a quilting blog. It's been a while in coming, but I can no longer drag my feed dogs. The time has come to throw caution to the wind and jump in.
For a couple of years I've wanted to create an online market for selling my one-of-a-kind, hand made baby quilts. Over the last several months it's become apparent that a good way of advertising would be to start a quilting blog.
I couldn't have gotten this far in this enterprise without the skill of my web designer/computer guru daughter. As we speak (well, practically) she's working on getting the website to showcase my baby quilts up and going. We're not quite there yet, but that, too, is coming soon. I'll let you know just as soon as it's viewable.
In the meantime, I'll start posting regularly to this blog hoping we all can get to know each other better. I'm planning on eventually having one day a week that will feature one of the baby quilts I have listed for sale. The other days I'll blog about what's currently being created in my quilt studio, and it won't always be a baby quilt.
Since you aren't familiar with my work, I'll probably post pictures of quilted pieces I've done in the past along with current projects. I really hope you like what you see (and read) and will come back frequently to check out what's going on.
Following are three of the quilted wall hangings I have up in my house right now that I've snatched off the walls to show you.
This is one of my favorite small wall hangings. The center is the old, traditional Churn Dash block. For the outside border I used a delightful fabric showing green leaves and an assortment of colorful garden bugs. It's 17 x 21", and I call it "Dashing Churns & Crawling Bugs." I love the colors, and it's part of my annual summer decorations.
Oh, how I agonized over the fabrics to use in this piece. And I'm still not happy with it. (See, I'll even show you my goofs and flub-a-dubs!) The center three by four rows are Goose Track blocks and the fabrics I used are summer fruits and vegetables. The border shows colorful seed packets. It's 28 x 35" and I labeled it "Goose Tracks in the Garden." Because I love the design of it, I keep thinking I'm going to do it over in fabrics I like better.
"The Color of Summer" is 15 x 17". When I started making the small album signature blocks (they're each 3 x 3") I was having so much fun I actually contemplated making a full-sized quilt out of them. Well, let me tell you, after about nine blocks (accck!), I seriously considered doing only twelve of them, instead of the required thirteen, and not putting them on point but rather in rows of three by four! But I persevered (I'm nothing if not stubborn), and I'm glad I did. I'm very happy with this little piece.
That's it for this first post. Next time, I'll tell you a bit about how I started quilting.