A little over 30 years ago, I started collecting fabric. I felt like I needed a good variety in order to make my quilts. About 10 years ago, I stopped collecting fabric. I determined that I needed to sew up my fabric before I could buy any more. I have only made a few exceptions since then, and I try to limit myself to buying only solids. You will be able to tell by my quilts that most of the fabric is now what is called "vintage."
Update: December 2016
Since I originally posted my description of this blog, I have somewhat erred from my intention. I have actually bought much more fabric than I had but ................. in my defense, I got the solids at 50% off and the quilt shop fabric at 75% off, so that doesn't count, right? LOL
My goal for 2017 is to completely finish one quilt per week including quilting and binding.
After all, we have to have a plan.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Finally got this quilted and bound!
Saturday Sampler from Local Quilt Shop
This quilt top was at least 5 years old and has been waiting patiently for me to become confident enough to quilt it. I had "quilters block" when it came to these sampler blocks until Natalia Bonner's new Craftsy class became available called "Free-Motion Motifs for Classic Blocks". This course was like a light bulb going off in my head. I quilted the actual blocks in no time at all. I am not as proud of my quilting of the sashings but I am ok with it. I count it as practice. Most of my quilts go to my family and they aren't too picky. They are very appreciative. My inner and outer borders turned out nice. The cross-hatching on the outer border was a bit time-consuming.
A close-up of a few of the blocks.
These are the templates that I used in addition to some free-motion work.