I started my blog, when our older daughter won a blog design drawing and gifted it to me so that I could have a blog to share the art that I do. Blogging opened another avenue for me to meet so many talented folk! And to think I didnt even know what a blog was, until our daughter had shown us hers in the Spring of 2009!
Here is one of my UFOs - cut and handpieced for the hexagon quilts that I had started. (Oh! Wish I knew about paper piecing before cutting each individual hexie!) One for each of our daughters, but now I've told them when I do get them done, perhaps it will be for one for each of their babies ;o)
I posted about these on my blog post: "Stitches...at a standstill".
(If you do get a chance to look at any past posts,
please leave a comment there,
so that I know you were by.
...thank you so much :o)
I've always loved quilts and am blessed to have some made from family, especially thankful that my mom had made all her children and her grandchildren a quilt before she passed away. This post: "Quintessential quilts and quilting quandry" on my blog, shows more of the quilts that I have.
(This is one of my mom's cross stitched quilts she completed).
I learned to sew from my mom, but it wasnt until a dear friend (also a military spouse) showed me the basics of quilting that I first began quilting. The military moved our families to different installations, and I tucked away my projects.
Until a couple of years ago...when another military wife and dear friend expressed an interest in quilting, and I pulled out my UFOs and shared with her what little I knew. She has completed several quilts already! Since then, I've decided to keep my hand piecing and hand quilted ones readily available. I am working on this cathedral quilt.
If you would like to see more about my cathedral quilt, here is my post "Q is for Quilt" that I talked about it.
I'm a novice quilter, so would also like to ask all of you to please give me your opinion on the type of sewing machine you use. ...is it user friendly, etc? I gave our older daughter my old Singer, and am still on the look out for a machine that I can do free motion quilting, embroidering monograms (maybe), ease with use. I've asked this from other quilters before, so I am taking everyone's input in deciding which machine I hope to purchase.
Since I started quilting, I've actually only completed one wall hanging and 6 little mini Hawaiian style quilts for a quilt exchange. ...but hopefully before the year is up...I can say that I have more quilts finished!
Blessings & Aloha!
Maria B @Personalized Sketches and Sentiments