Monday, August 18, 2014

AROUND THE WORLD BLOG HOP

Hi!
I'm Lin. Welcome to my blog. Gina, of The Occasional Quilter,  did an introduction of me in her blog. She and I have been bloggy friends for a while. I enjoy reading her accounts of her quilting, and I guess she likes mine. She asked me to take part in the Around the World Blog Tour, so here I am.

Gina is a very prolific quilter. This girl is fast! I'm so impressed with her output!

I have been quilting for more than 5 years. Very badly for the first several years. I was a self-taught quilter. That means that the first few quilts I didn't know what the heck I was doing! I did finally take some classes, and found out how much I didn't know. Sound familiar to anyone?

I retired two years ago and have been quilting my brains out since then. I also bought a Handi-Quilter Sweet 16 sit down long arm last year, and have been having a ball with that!

We have several questions we are supposed to answer to help you to know us. So here goes.

1 What am I working on?
I have been quilting my Celtic Solstice for a couple weeks now. This was a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt that started in the winter. It was pretty involved, lots of pieces.


Bonnie Hunter is the queen of scrappy quilts. I may make it again, but this time with a planned outcome.
Here's some of the quilting:



I also have a number of flimsies waiting for me to quilt them up.

2  How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I'm not sure I do differ substantially, except in that it is *my* work, and my colors, etc.

3 Why do I write/create what I do?
There is no magic formula for me. I simply choose my next project based on what catches my eye. In looking over my output, I am struck by the color differences. I seem to tend to be either very bright, or very subdues in color.




This last one is a WIP Judy Niemeyer pattern from a class in June. I've wanted to do a Judy quilt for a while. Lots more work to do on it.

4 How does my writing/creating process work?
Again, not very revolutionary. I just set myself up to work on a task, and slave away at it. I don't like to have too many projects at once, but I like to keep myself busy. I always need to have something I can work on. Especially when we're camping. I find the busier I keep myself, the more I enjoy being away. I do love to read, and get a lot read while we're away, but need to have other things too.

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I get to introduce another blogger for your blogging enjoyment. I have asked Chelsea at Patch the Giraffe to be my next tag partner. Chelsea describes herself as a modern quilter who is very organized. I like her in spite of her being "very organized." I'm afraid I'm just not a real organized person. I like to be, but fail miserably sometimes. The clutter just gets beyond me. Then I have a frantic moment when I clean things up and hope it stays that way. (sigh.)

Chelsea keeps me giggling sometimes, and she's very supportive in her comments. I consider her a great bloggy buddy. I hope you check out her blog.

Thanks,
Lin

My internet went down sometime this morning. So my post is late.

3 comments:

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Variety is the spice of life, right? I think it's nice to be able to enjoy so many wide ranging styles and personalities blogging. I also think that you are more organized than you are giving yourself credit for. Your bright colors and choices for your quilts come together nicely and I am very excited to see how your Judy Neimeyer WIP finishes up!

Patch the Giraffe said...

Organization is over-rated :). Thanks for the tag!

Gina said...

Great post, I love the Judy Neimeyer quilt. It's going to be amazing when finished xxx