Hello there! Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting today. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading all the other blogs that have participated in the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop. This is such a talented and inspiring group of quilters. And what about our hosts? Stephanie of Late Night Quilter, Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs, and Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl are so amazing and patient and helpful. They’ve created a great online community.
So… my name is Stephanie and I have had a needle in my hand since I was 7 years old. My grandmother taught me to embroider on cotton fabrics from the Woolworth store (remember those?). Eventually I moved on to counted cross stitch but I always wanted to quilt. There were no quilters in my family which when I think about it surprises me. My mom had a sewing machine and made clothes, so did my grandmother. Alas, I am a self taught quilter. I have a full time job working on the software delivery side of a very large company and sewing is my release. It takes away all the stress that Corporate America tries to deliver. I also like to take photos and if you look through my blog you will see that I try to include those with posts about quilting.
I have an 11 year old Pomeranian named Katrina, this is her Princess and the Pea moment. She thinks every quilt I make is for her. That’s her on a stack of quilts. It doesn’t matter if the quilt is finished or not, if part of it is on the floor or on the furniture, she will find a way to lay on it.
My quilting started out really traditional. Traditional patterns and settings with dark, muted colors. Over the years I have evolved into more of a modern-traditional (it’s a word) quilter.
Last year I had the opportunity to step into the world of pattern design/ writing through the Fabri Quilt New Quilt Block Blog Hop. I introduced my block Mountains All Around. I had never thought up my own block before, let alone write out the directions for constructing it but now I’m hooked.
I participated in the New Quilt Block Blog Hop again this year with my block Intersections. I have more great ideas that I’ve sketched out, now to find the time to get to constructing them.
Blogging Tip: Label and organize your photos. So often, I’m working on something that I may not blog about for a couple weeks so it’s important to know where to find photos. Take photos of your quilts outside when you can. Natural light shows off your work so much better than indoor lighting.
Quilting Tip: Free your self from the stress of loving every fabric you use. See this post about how I did that. I’d like to know how you determine a particular fabric is not working in your quilt. What do you do?
Randomness… Your Dream Vacation Spot – anywhere in Colorado or Eastern Europe… favorite book – The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck… favorite movie – Doctor Zhivago and The Big Lebowski… favorite TV show- The Mindy Project… a random fun (trivial) fact about me – I have a deep rooted fear of the giant squid, I can’t even look at photos of them.
Make sure you visit the other members of Hive Sewciety today to visit their wonderful blogs…