January 2013 - Posts

Dreaming of Spring
Tue, Jan 22 2013 12:32 PM

O.k. O.k.  I live in sunny  Florida, so right now it is 68 degrees out and I don't really need to dream of spring, but  I just can't help myself. When I found this beautiful floral fabric,  I fell in love. It is called Paris Flea Market  for Moda . I used  one Jelly Roll and one Layer Cake.  I found this quilt block design on the Moda Bake Shop... I love this web site! The online recipe is named " Opposites Attract"

I quilted diagonal lines about 1/4 to 1/2 apart to accentuate the diagonal lines on the block. Don't let the simplicity of the quilt design fool you. It took me a total of 30 hours to quilt the diagonal lines.

 


 


Might as well face it I'm addicted to quilts...
Tue, Jan 22 2013 8:48 AM

Hi my name is Brenda and I too am addicted to quilts.I'm new to quilting and  I joined Quilters Club of America to learn from other talented quilters. I have always enjoyed creating crafts. I am a self-taught Crafter  who has learned by my mistakes. Typically, I will see something I like and say, “I can make that”. I have dabbled around with oil painting, ceramics and pottery, but I have always been interested in quilts and in the abilities of creative quilters. In March 2012 I decided to take the plunge. I bought myself a sewing machine and taught myself to sew. I then read every quilting book and magazine I could get my hands on. In 2012, I made 8 quilts. I gave most of them away as anniversary and Christmas gifts. I LOVE QUILTING!  Seriously, I have never gotten such satisfaction from a craft before. I have a demanding job, and quilting is relaxing. I know that at the end of my day, after everything is quite, I can go to my sewing  machine and I can make something really beautiful and unique.The possibilities are endless. I can turn what is in my head into something that is wonderful...without the messy clean up of oil paint!

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