Next Stop… on the Plum and June Summer Blog Hop
Hello to my regular readers and a special welcome to all those visiting my stop on Plum & June’s New Blogger Blog Hop for 2013!
Here we are at the tail end of the schedule already! I would like to thank the lovely Beth for organizing this Hop. It’s been a great summer visiting all the fabulous blogs throughout the previous weeks. And I appreciate the many friendships developed between us bloggers and those who have been visiting!
If you missed it…. Don’t feel left out! You can find links to the guest posts and the full schedule of participating bloggers by clicking on this cute button.
Now, in case you don’t know me, my name is Lorna.
I’m a farmer’s wife and mother of two.
And we live in Ontario, Canada.
If I was to asked to define my quilting style,
or as they say…
force a square peg in a round hole,
I would likely say, “Ouch!” and then go on to describe myself as a Modern Traditionalist.
I like fresh colour. I like original design. And I like taking the elements of traditional quilting and making them into something never before seen…..
As I develop my quilting style, it is my dream to be one day be remembered as a quilting legend.
Someone who was way ahead of her time….. Well, HEY! It is my dream!
It all started out innocently enough…
Inspired by my love for her
(and her love for her cat)
I designed, made and quilted my first quilt…
for my daughter.
You can read more about that here.
Following that rousing success, I began doing a lot of applique work…
I was a little intimidated by all the talk of scant 1/4″ seams and matching seam points.
And of white gloved old ladies in horn rimmed glasses,
staring down their noses as they scrutinize your work.
But scariest of all were the visions of Quilt Police dancing in my head!!!
Merely the mention of Quilt Police – for me –
brings to mind a previously long forgotten place and time…
Perhaps I am aging myself, just a bit? But if you watch the video, you will readily agree, “That’s some traumatizing stuff!” And in this case – it is far better to leave the past buried deeply in the past!
So… back to the present and to quilting….
Thankfully, as I gained experience, I also gained confidence.
I now enjoy challenging myself to learn and develop new piecing techniques.
Once you have overcome your fear of the Quilt Police – you realize that curves, too, can be mastered. From there you realize that designing your own curved piecing can be easily accomplished.
This quilt was my first attempt at curved piecing. And the entire quilt is made using the Drunkard’s Path block and patchwork squares.
And – Coming in the fall…
a remake of this quilt!
I submitted the pattern to the Moda Bake Shop and it was approved. Exciting for me!
This quilt is also made with curved piecing for the petals and leaves.
I have adjusting the pattern to include the use of a jelly roll, which I have yet to have ever seen in real life. Not including the edible kind, of course. Those I am quite familiar with…
I have now started making tutorials, and recording any handy tips or clever methods I have discovered, on a new tab found beneath my blog header, titled Tutorials.
Right now, I am hosting a Quilt Along where we are working on this big baby…
I have been linking all the relevant posts, which can be found by clicking on the tab beneath my blog header, titled Quilt Along.
You know, when I started this blog on Christmas Eve of 2012, I never imagined how much I would enjoy posting here and sharing with others. I have, surprisingly, become quite a social butterfly!
Aside from visiting other peoples’ blogs and leaving comments, and taking part in Linky Parties, I find the most enjoyable method of interacting with others has been through my Sew Fresh Quilts Facebook page.
Well, if you made it this far – I am pleased! And I must apologize for the video. Really – if you were around when that was going on – and lived to forget about it…. I had absolutely no right to put you through that pain again. However, should you find yourself humming when next seated comfortably at your machine…. Or waking in the night in a cold sweat…. I claim no responsibility!!!
I do hope you will considered using one of the options provided on my sidebar to follow along on my quilting journey. I am looking forward to hearing from you and having the chance to connect with you!
I honestly don’t know where I would be, if not for all those quilting bloggers.