Unfortunately today is the last day. You can win great prizes by simply visiting the blogs posted today and leaving a comment! Then do the Rafflecopter at: Marian at Seams to be sew
Thank you Marian for working so hard finding such wonderful sponsor and for working so hard in getting this all together. And for inviting me to join you.
I started quilting about 11 years ago. I am Pennsylvania Dutch. I had 10 aunts on my dad's side and 7 on my mother's side. No one in my family quilted, (my mother didn't even mend. She gave our mending to my one aunt.) I did learn to embroder and crochet from one of my aunts when I was in school.
Amyway, I grew up around Amish and Mennonites and always admired their quilts. I always wanted to try to make one. Well, with working, raising a family, etc. I just couldn't find the time. I did learn to sew and made dresses, blouses, curtains, etc. It was when I retired and moved to VA that I made my first quilt.
I bought 1/2 yard of assorted fabrics that matched, a magazine, ruler, and a rotor cutter. I thought I had all I needed. When I look at what I have now, I just laugh.
I read a lot of books and magazines. I learned to look at a pattern or block and be able to make my pattern.
Then I started designing my own quilts. I enjoy making these the most. Nothing like drawing, designing and making them come to life.
I also love doing appliqué. I always liked drawing, so now I have a reason.
I also like to think out-of-the-box and do my own thing. The wallhanging below has 147 pieces to it. It is 16" X 21".
Then I did a few picture quilts....they are fun.
Oh, and T-Shirt quilts,
Then I learned Paper Piecing. That is a lot if fun, a lot slower but the blocks always turn out perfect.
Then I tried a Bargello quilt.
For the first 8 years I did all hand quilting. Then my Husband bought me a Handy Quilter Avante (which I love)
(This Qwazy Quilter has just begun, lol.)
Now, I do like to make other things besides quilts.
And of course pin cushions of all kinds.
Ok, I think I took up more of your time then I should have.
Please jon me in visiting other
Qwazy Quilting Queens:
BUT WAIT, BEFORE YOU LEAVE....
I am giving away a fat quarter bundle from Timeless Treasures. Open to everyone, just leave me a comment.
I hope you stick around and browse my posts. Have a great day! Don't forget to go over to Marian's to enter the other giveaways. For mine, I'll be using a random number generator to pick my winner on Monday, March 28th. So be sure to leave me a comment and make sure I get your email l address which I will share with
Marian @ Seams to be Sew
who will email you the information to redeem your prize.
As an added Bonus, Fat Quarter Shop is offering 10% off discount during this blog hop.
It will contunue through this weekend. Just enter in the following code: seamstobe316
(can be not used with gift certificates)
HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE!