I am a quilter who also loves to crochet amigurumi, knit, tat and stitch. I am a married to a man that I met when we were 13 year old kids. I am mother of two adult children. I work full time in health care and wedge in my creative endeavors around the work week.I am all about working in short time block and leveraging the time I do have. One stitch, one block, one row at a time.
I have spend 15 minutes a day practicing my long arm quilting for the April quilt challenge , see above tab for more information. I love free motion quilting and I need to knock off the rust to prepare for a custom quilt of my own that I want to do by the end of April or Beginning of May dependending on my confidence level.
The first week was quilting Spider webs on my skeleton panel for Halloween. It may be a first that I have it done before Halloween, lol!
Now to bind it! I have just the door to hang Mr Skeleton on this fall. If I could find a tiny spider button to put on his hat then I would be very happy.
The second week I finished up a pillow top I am making for Fat Quarter Shop’s Remix blog hop. I have the top done and the full post of the pillow will be at the end of the month. I practiced a great stitch by String and Story , what I call a spiral swirl. Quick and easy! Plus it adds a wonderful texture.
I spent lots of time trying to get a photo of this pillow. I learned so much from my friend Kristin about taking a picture. This picture didn’t make the final cut for the blog hop but it shows the quilting nicely. Wait till you see the last picture…. lots of time, props and the perfectly sunny afternoon.
Now to load another panel. The next one will have more collage style quilting on it. Until the next time…
I thought I would share the quilts that went home this week. I did these two all over swirls quilts. Notice the slight variation in the swirls.
The next two quilts are for children and they have overall stipple quilted on them . They look great and I have to say simple is sometimes best!
I am so excited to get some of the quilts done. It feels good to have the quilt frame up and running after needing to get parts. I am prepping for my April 15 min a day quilt challenge. I am looking forward to that. More information about the challenge is at the top of the blog!
You can listen to the podcast by clicking the player!
I had an interesting ad stuck in my feed for the last several days and that is Joanna Gaines new line at Target. I can’t get enough of the Jadeite glass!! I am a collector of depression glass and this jade colored glass reminds me of all the antique Jadeite I loved as a kid collecting old dishes.
Are you joining the Quilting challenge I am hosting in April? You can read more about it here.
I am trying out video of me recording the podcast and posting it on YouTube. If you want to see me do the podcast with a few of the things I am talking about. Here is the video. I have lots to learn for sure!
After 12 hours of riding in a car for the trip home from Quiltcon and chatting with my quilty friends….
I am launching a 15 minute a day
challenge in April for daily quilting .
We will practice our quilting skills daily for 15 minutes,
do notjudge yourself or rip out any stitches!We will support each other and
share our progress on the My Creative Corner3 Facebook page .
You can join here! Pssst, it’s a closed
group so its easier to fearlessly share our journey.
It is going to start April 1 and go through the last day of
You can do any type of quilting! Free motion, walking foot
or hand stitches!
The only way my free motion quilting stays in my fingers is
when I practice every day for just a few minutes!!
You can listen to my QuiltCon recap at the podcast above!
Why the challenge?
I went to QuiltCon and I was inspired by quilts there. I loved the sample swatches in the Paintbrush studio booth as well as the FMQ I spotted at the show. I have several quilts that I want to practice some quilting designs that I have never tried before. I am afraid I have become a little out of practice over the winter and lost some of my confidence on being able to do some sweet stitches. I also want to make some little quilt sampler sandwiches. I have minis that need to be finished. Plus, I want to go back to the basics and part of that is making a commitment to 15minutes a day. This challenge should help me meet all of these goals just by practicing my quilting for a snippet of time each day. This project is going to be a no pressure, zen exercise in engaging our hands and our minds on our projects. You will be so surprised at how much you can get done each day. I have no doubt you will be amazed at how much improvement you will see in your quilting at the end of 30 days!
Will you join me in the challenge?
For the rest of March, I am
preparing my quilts and quilt sandwiches for the April Challenge!