Hi there!!! I’m Stephanie, welcome to week 4 of the 2015 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop and welcome to the Quilt’n Party Blog!!! As a relatively new quilting blogger I have the opportunity to receive advice from a group of quilters who are a huge inspiration in the online quilting world. This wonderful group is hosted by:
- Terri Ann (“swarm mama” for Sewcial Swarm) of Childlike Fascination
- Stephanie of Late Night Quilter
- Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs
- Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl
I have been sewing since I was 7 years old. I have memories of my grandmother letting me select a pattern on pre-printed fabric and the necessary embroidery floss. She and my mom taught me to do all the basic stitches. Eventually I moved on to counted cross–stitch. I always wanted to make a quilt, however no one in my family quilted. So, about 15 years ago I bought a book and jumped right in. Today I have a dozen (probably more) quilting projects at various stages. If you click on my About Me link you can read more about me and my little dog Katrina.
Last week I mentioned that I had taken some time to take photos of some of my quilts, this post is why I was taking photos.
This is the first quilt I made that made me feel like I knew what I was doing. This quilt taught me that you don’t have to love every fabric in the quilt, they just have to work. That big mountain in the background is Pikes Peak.
I was visiting a friend in Galveston, TX and visited the one quilt shop on the island. This was the first time I had ever seen Amy Butler fabric so I had to have the kit.
I made this quilt when I was going through my pink and green phase. I love star blocks and log cabin blocks.
A quilting tip I would like to share is how I store blocks when I am working on a project that spans several months. I use skirt hangers, the type with the clips and hang my blocks from them. This keeps the blocks from getting lost and from getting all wrinkly (this hanger holds blocks I’ve received for the Bonnie and Camille Quilting Bee on Instagram).
My blogging tip is all about paper and pen which is kind of funny since I work in the world of technology. I tend to be very visual. In an effort to generate post ideas I make a list of all the quilting things I want to do for the month and assign deadlines. Then I make a list of all the blog posts I can create out of all those activities. There might even be a few (bad) drawings involved to help me figure it all out. I consider those lists my plan and I love checking things off the list.
Please be sure to visit the other Sewcial Swarm bloggers participating in the 2015 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop this week.
- Kathryn @ www.upitisquilts.wordpress.com
- Jane @ jollyanddelilahquilts.com
If you’re looking for even more inspiration, stop by the other 2015 New Quilt Blogger hosts blogs (listed above) to see bloggers from the other groups that are participating in the Blog Hop.
Before you go, I have a question that I hope you answer in the comments. When looking for a new quilting project, do you look for projects that use yardage or do you look for projects that mostly use precuts? I like to use yardage because then you have scraps!!! I look forward to reading your responses.
Lastly just a few random facts about me…
- Dream Vacation Spot… anywhere in Eastern Europe
- Favorite Book… The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
- Favorite TV Show… Modern Family
- Random Fact… I have a fear that a Giant Squid will attack me… which is odd since I live in Colorado
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit all the other talented bloggers!