Hi! I'm Tracy, from Boise Idaho. I'm fairly new to quilting although not new to sewing. I'm new to this site too and am so glad to have found it. It is a wealth of information! I'm learning a lot by just reading and am truly inspired by everyone! I have made several small items but am a little intimidated by any large sized quilt. Mainly with the quilting process, not so much with the piecing part. But I believe I will get there in time.
The hardest process for me is trying to decide a motiff pattern or finding one the the quilt top or how to go about that. I'm finding no problem in finding patterns for quilts I love, but how to find the right motiff pattern besides just a free motion stippling pattern. Are there any great books out there that are helpful in this area?
Hi Tracy, welcome , Happy you found QCA, you will love it here
Hi Tracy! Welcome to QCA! I love the sight too! My DH laughs at me when I have a problem or need advice while quilting, I get my computer and come right to QCA for help...and usually its quick! I have been stuck on bed size quilts since I started quilting and have only made a handful of smaller projects. Your going to laugh, but I find the larger quilts easier to do...more room for 'oops!' There are a ton of books and online information about motiff's that go with different quilt patterns. But I also think a lot has to do with how busy the fabric is, who its for, and how often it will be washed. The martingale company has numerous books and a web site you can check out. Also Fabshophop.com has a ton of information. I am not nearly as experienced as many of the people here, and was intimidated in the beginning too. I let the quilt "talk" to me. I go through a bunch of motif's, think about who the quilt is for and choose! If that doesn't work I do an all over pattern, loops, leaves, stippling...etc. Here are a few web sites:
Thank you Joy! I'l do some more research!
Welcome Tracy! This is such a fun site and the people are all so nice and helpful. Hope you enjoy i as much as I do.
Welcome to the group Tracy.
hi tracy, welcome to the group
gini in north idaho
Hi Tracy! Welcome and I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do.