an invitation from QuiltAlbum
to be part of their first blog hop.
And the fun part, besides the questions we were asked to answer, is
exploring this new software that is now available to quilters.
QuiltAlbum software makes it easy to save the pictures of your quilts
with all the details you want to remember.
you can use this information to print out note cards, journal pages,
business cards, and labels with your quilts on them!
And you know how much I like printables :)
can see a short video that gives a good overview of the software plus
sign up for their newsletter on the QuiltAlbum page here....and
enter to win your own copy below!
Questions & Answers ~
one item do you really want to add to your studio and why?
this very cracked Delft Blue egg cup, that my parents repaired and saved.
I love it, with the pretty blue and white on top of the heavy metal
base, and believe it or not, it brings back such wonderful memories
from my childhood.
I have grand plans to transform it into a pincushion, to use when I
hand sew in my big comfy chair.
[By posting it here, I've now committed myself...and I'll post a picture
when I get it done!]
color would you paint your living room if you had to do it right now?
begun transforming a section of the 'panelling' that makes up the walls
of the main room/studio of our new off-grid
It's all inspiration, with pictures of loved ones and things, that I've
Mod Podged directly onto the panelling.
I printed the pictures onto thin cardstock first, to preserve the original
picture, and included a fabric swatch and favourite ribbons to fill
a little know fact about yourself.
the very first quilt top I began at 13.
I loved Little House on the Prairie and the quilts on their beds plus
I was learning to sew on the sewing machine.
Like many quilters, I was given my first needle and spool of thread
at 6, taught how to hand sew and never looked back.
I had saved fabric scraps from my mom (who loved to sew clothing) to
make into doll clothes.
Without a pattern or instructions I made the 9-patch blocks from these
scraps of fabric.
You can see that they didn't line up well at all, as I had not considered
the variation that could occur...and I even used fake fur from a puppet
my mom made for my brother.
That's the best part of this keepsake. There are fabrics from clothing
and aprons my mom and even my grandma wore.
is the last piece of fabric you bought?
a bunch of flannels to make my 'Cuddly Comfort with Matching Book',
which will be available as a new quilt pattern in May & June (free
favorite candy to find in your Easter Basket?
got to give away a copy of the QuiltAlbum
the winners are:
[8 copies in all]
Rachel Griffith from p.s.
i quilt [winner – Sandi]
Benita Skinner - that's me :) from Victoriana
Quilt Designs [winner – Janet B]
Linda lum deBono from dzyning
things [winner – Becky]
Vanessa Christenson from V
and Co. [winner – Evelene S]
Geta Grama from Romanian
Quilt Studio [winner – Connie]
Michele Foster from Quilting
Gallery [winner – Kristi V]
John Adams from Quilt
Dad [winner – Andrea]
Sloan (our Hop-Host!) [winner – Lee Ann L]
hope you enjoyed the hop!