"I have quilts or quilt tops made by my grandmother, great grandmother & great grandmother. The quilting bug skipped my Mom -- though she did piece some blocks, guided by her grandmother. It was a stack of her 4-patch blocks that started me quilting. I set them together in the late 70s and I was hooked."
"I love geometry & pattern, a big field of repeating shapes makes my heart sing. I also love cloth & color. Put these together & you have Quilting! Put me in my sewing room playing with fabric, in front of my sewing machine joining pieces & you will see a Very Happy Person!"
"I guess my quilting motto would be "Don't worry". I sometimes see people truly stressed about color placement or seam alignment -- it makes me sad. I wish they could find joy in the clashing colors, in their wonky (or not wonky enough) seams. Quilting is fun! Quilting is play!"
"I have a whole fleet of sewing machines -- though truthfully, only 3 are my real day-to-day machines, each with their specialty. I would wish at least 2 machines for every quilter -- unfortunately, machines do sometimes need some medical attention; with 2 machines, you should never be unable to sew."
"My music tastes are as varied as my fabric preferences. I love Lyle Lovett, Pink Martini, Dinah Shore, ZZ Top, Queen, the Beatles. But often I just sew in the peace & quiet of my room."
"Now we have 2 cats. The calico (of course! all quilters should have a calico!), Pippa, is often helping or hindering me when I sew. The tuxedo, Louis, sometimes drops by to stir things up. All my fabric has a scrim of cat hair."
"I wanted Rachael's cottage to be made of daisies -- & some bluebonnets to represent me in Texas, to be slightly traditional but kind of not traditional & to have a wild-ish combination of pattern (I don't have her skill for exuberant pattern & color combinations, but I am working on it!). I started thinking of her collection of houses as Daisy Town & as I made my block, I kept singing to myself about it to the tune of "Funky Town"! I think it will be a fun place to live!"
Hello happy smiley door. I love that this house block is so modern and yet honours tradition with HST's used for the roof. And don't you think the roof looks a bit like a sail boat, which is so perfect because I recently discovered Beth enjoys sailing.
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Have a great weekend everyone!!!