New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop!
Today I am excited to be one of the hosts of the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop. Although we are officially at the end of the hop, I hope you gained some new quilty friends along the way. A huge thank you to Beth at Plum and June for both organizing and keeping us organized throughout the process.
I have been quilting for about two years. I kind of like little rules, so I chose a piece of hummingbird fabric, matched everything else to that piece, and then decided that each square had to have a strip of hummingbird fabric in it. Somewhere. That is all. It worked for me!
About the time my youngest daughter was married I decided to purchase an embroidery machine to make decorations, gifts and hopefully to embroider my quilts. My first try was with a tutorial from Urban Threads, and I was thrilled with the results.
My favorite quilts are made with bold colors and a lot of design. Anna Maria Horner and Amy Butler fabrics suit me perfectly! Both of these designers are featured prominently in my X-plus quilt.
As far as quilting tips go, one of my favorites is NOT to measure my sashing. I generally cut my sashing strips a little longer, pin them to my prepared blocks or rows, then cut off any excess. Sometimes I have been known not to pin. This could bring the quilt police to your home. My question for you is, what do YOU do that might bring the quilt police to your home? I'd love to know, lol!
Let me present to you the Blog Hop for July 16th!