Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The ABC's of my quilting style

Found this on Ms Jans blog and thought it was a great idea!

A- Artist? Nah, not me. I just do what I like although I love trying new styles and mixing and matching.
B- Best Blogging Buddies? I read a lot of blogs, all are the best cause they inspire me!
C- Crazy or Sane Quilting? Depends on the day, sometimes I crave some crazy.
D- Dyeing or Stamping? One of these days, when its warmer, I'll try dyeing. Class at
Quiltuniversity by Marjie McWilliams looks promising.
E- Essential Item? My rotary cutter and tiny embroidery scissors.
F- Favorite Fabrics? Batiks, Thimbleberries, florals of any kind, Kona cotton is my meat and potatoes though.
G- Great Quilt Design? Quilting to do my own!
H- Hand or Machine Quilt? Machine mostly, but I always try to have one handquilting project going. And some scrap quilts are just begging to be tied with bright red yarn!
I- Indispensable Notion? 6½ and 12½" square ruler.
J- Janome or Bernina? Neither! Liking my Pfaff and Singer just fine thank you!
K- Kits or Original Designs? Never a kit.
L- Life in the Studio is? Is good. Is happiness. Is frustrating. Is rewarding. Is spent hunting for stuff! :-)
M- Most Projects Made in One Year? Heck I don't know, I have so many UFO's that I start and put away and then pull out again months and years later. I couldn't begin to guess.
N- Number of Gadgets? probably around 3 or 4, I'm pretty straightforward when it comes to quilting.
O- OH, I wish I hadn’t. . . . .? Started quilting so late.
P- Pet Peeves about Quilting? Scraps drive me crazy, I should use these up, but I'm tired of looking at the same fabric, I'll put them away until someday I decide to just make crazy crumb blocks, oh look, my scrap bin is overflowing, I need a bigger one, oh look, that one is over flowing I need to start a second one for larger pieces, oh look both my bins are over flowing, I'll start cutting larger pieces into 2½" strips and smaller pieces into 2½ squares and 3½ squares, now I have 5 scrap bins look at the space I have devoted to these &(*$@! SCRAPS! I should give some away, but what if I need a small piece of this or that? My favorite quilts are scrap quilts! And the strips can be made into log cabins, and the squares can be made into stamp never ends.
Q- Quilt Show? Going to try to make it to Bloomington, IN and Paducah this year. Bloomington will be easy but Paducah will be a challenge.
R- Reason to Rip Out? Blatant mismatched points, paper piecing when I cut pieces too small and they don't cover.
S- Sewing or Knitting? Sewing only.
T- Tag, I try to remember to tag my blog posts
U- UFOs? they're just napping, I'll wake them up and play with them at a later time.
V- Vexing Quilt Pattern? Ironically a Double Wedding Ring...I have agreed to make one for co-workers daughters wedding in Decemeber, so I have better get un-vexxed!
W- Wishlist Item? Singer 301 just to try and have, new Pfaff to replace Singer
X- Xtra Fabric you will never use? Cut that stuff up into strips and squares for scrappy and charity projects! (see "P" )
Y- Your Biggest Goof? Reading in QNM about fudge factors and how you could fudge your way through some problems and being so egotistical to think that fudging could make up for careful piecing.
Z- Zip! Love when I can zip through projects with easier patterns but more intricate fabric and still make an interesting quilt.

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Bargersville, Indiana, United States
I'm a 45 year old wife and mother. Quilting is my haven from the real world.