Around the World Blog Hop. I will be sharing a little bit about my creative process, some of my quilts, and linking you up with a couple of other bloggers to share what they are all about. So here goes...
I live in beautiful San Diego, where today we are having a heat wave- over 100 degrees! I have been sewing/quilting for almost 40 years, ( hard to believe!) and I have made well over 100 quilts. You can see many of them at Kerry's Quilting
1.What am I currently working on? I have over 30 projects waiting to be completed, so for the last couple of years I have joined in with Aunt Marty over at 52 Quilts
, for her UFO Challenge. So each month I am working on trying to get a UFO finished. If I complete 12 a year it will only take me 2 1/2 years to complete! Of coursed this is assuming that I don't add any more projects. :) Currently I am working on a Bonnie Hunter Quilt called Pfeffernuse. Mine will be more pink and brown (leftovers from the Dear Jane Quilt) than red. My current favorite quilt designs are scrappy, so I have become a fan of Bonnie Hunter's Patterns
and have made quite a few of them.
I am usually working on a couple or projects at once, so here are a few more below.
|Hand appliqued blocks's for "A Different Path Quilt"|
I have recently tried my hand at applique and have found that I can do it! It was not one of my favorite methods in the past, but has now become a great tool to have in my quilting tool box. Also a great take along project for those car trips that we go on a couple times a year.
|Red/White/Blue Dear Jane|
Yes, I am making another Dear Jane Quilt!! I know- I am crazy, but I LOVE making those cute little 4 1/2 inch blocks. This one will have all the triangles.
2. How does my work differ from others? Not sure how to answer this one. While I use many patterns from different designers, I almost always try to put a little spin on it by either using a different color pallete, changing up the blocks, or a different border treatment. My favorite color is red and it shows up in many of my quilts.
3. Why do I create? I love the whole process of quilting, from picking out the pattern, to fabric/color selection, to piecing the top together, all the way through the process of finishing a quilt. ( I also have a longarm to finish all those quilts!) I find it challenging and relaxing all at once. I also love the geometry of quilting-it was one of my favorite subjects in school. So traditional piecing and more traditional patterns are my favorite, although I am also a big fan of Judy Niemeyer's patterns.
4. How does my creative process work? No suprises here! I start with a pattern, from a book, magazine, or any other source, sometimes it might be a fabric, and then see where it takes me. Sometimes it is something specific for someone special. Other times it is just the challenge or complexity of a particular pattern. Or it might be a design to use my stash.
Now on to a couple of Bloggers that I would like you to meet! They will be posting on 9/22/14 so make sure you head over and check them out.
First off is Sandi over at Kwiltnkats
. I have known Sandi for over 10 years and she is my closest friend. She is an award wining quilter, who makes amazing quilts, and sews very fast- it is not unusual for her to make 30 quilts a year. She also is great with color. Check out this beauty!
Next up is my sister Lynne, over at Da's Crochet Connection
. I thought I would change things up a bit and showcase an awesome crocheter. Lynne does turn out a couple of quilts a year, but her current passion is crocheting. I love her granny squares! Visit her blog to find out what she did with the 356 Granny Squares she made last year.
|356 Granny Squares|
Thanks for visiting and make sure you check out all the other bloggers in the Around the World Blog Hop!