I want to thank Marlene of Stitchin By The Lake for putting this lovely idea together - visiting bloggers in the Neighborhood - please be sure to pop by and give her some love as well as see who else is in the NeighborHood for the week. YES, I do live on Quilt Lane and welcome to the Brick House On The Hill. You can read more about that HERE - yes, my header is a painting done by a local artisist of our family farm on the hill.
It all started with cross stitching for many years, the cost of wood framing made me think outside the box and start to fabric frame my pieces instead. Of course that has evolved into quilting those pieces as well now.
I started quilting in 2009 as part of a physical therapy - recovering from a serious car accident. An old machine set up to the dining table with a mini table at the side for my iron - another on the other side for rotary and mat - I could roll my wheelchair right up and play. Beginning with scraps of fabric given me - scrap quilting is still my favorite.
I discovered blogs and web sites and on-line fabric stores and U-Tube and tutorials and challenges and Quilt Alongs and block alongs - well, you all know what I am talking about. I found paperpiecing in these ventures and this is my first project - yeah, I go full steam ahead with things, but I learned so much from this piece.
Due to my heritage, I love the vintage quilts, blocks, and their history - but also like playing with modern and bright, too. You need to experience it all and not limit yourself.
And thru blogs I have found wonderful quilters who are so willing to give of their talents to so many charities. People in need, disasters, those with illness, just wrapping someone in a hug of love. Whether it is a quilt, or donating a block, or pillowcases, or even some yardage of fabric and supplies, it astounds me how quickly everyone not only participates, but helps to spread the word.
And I have found a deep love of miniatures and am enjoying the Monthly Doll Swap group - I have a tutorial for my little dolls HERE - that is something I have to learn with blogger - setting up a tutorial page as I do have a few thru the years. Yes, even learning the ins and outs of blogger was new, exciting and always a process!
Remember to stretch your wings, new directions can lead you to wonderous adventures. Thank you for stopping by,