Hi all! Welcome to my stop on the blog hop tour hosted by Beth of Plum and June. I’m Cynthia and I live and breathe quilts. I really do! Not only do I make my living longarm quilting for others, but I teach quilting classes, lead quilting groups and design quilt patterns. What little free time I have, I am usually meeting up with friends to talk about quilts!
Here, let me move a stack of quilts off a chair so we can sit and chat for a bit!
|This quilt was made in 2010 and measures 90 x 90|
What I love most about quilting is playing with color! My favorite quilts are those that are filled with color saturated fabrics and I love to play with lots of different color combinations. I rarely work with a single line of fabrics - for me, putting various fabrics together is the best part of quilting.
|Scrap-A-Palooza Woven Scrap Quilt made 2014 - Lap Size|
|Scrap-A-Palooza Ripple Scrap Quilt made 2014 - Lap Size|
And because I love to look at fabrics, I love to make scrappy quilts. The more fabrics in a quilt the better! To me, a scrap quilt is like a little scrapbook of the fabric you have owned. Each little piece reminds you of an old project, a sew day with friends, or a shopping event.
Each month, I make a scrap quilt and share my process in a series I call Scrap-A-Palooza. Other quilters sew along and I share their finishes too. It is a great series to follow along with if you want some inspiration for using those bits of fabrics you are storing in your own sewing room.
You can see some of the quilts made in 2014 on the gallery page.
Even if this is your first visit to my blog, you might have seen one of my quilts featured in a magazine you have picked up along the way. You can see the places I have been featured over there in my sidebar. In fact, the newest Quilty magaizine has one of my scrappy quilts right on the cover! I gotta say, this has been pretty exciting!
Being a part of this hop has been great. So much information is being shared behind the scenes and I look forward to making some improvements to my own blog very soon. I know the one thing that has really helped me in my blogging journey is to keep a blog calendar. I can easily see when projects need to be posted for QALs and BOMs. I can look ahead and start forming what I want to write in my head and I never feel like I am just writing something just to write. Having this has made my life so much easier and my blog content that much better!
If you have followed along with Plum and June's Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop in the past, you know there are always lots of new and upcoming blogs to check out. This year, things are being done a bit different. There are four different dates for the hop (June 4th, June 11th, July 9th and July 16th.) On each of these dates, there are two groups of bloggers participating. Below are some of the blogs participating today. Any of these great sites will have links to the next group.
Sarah @ Smiles Too Loudly
Vera @ Negligent Style
Michelle @ Michelle Bartholomew
Katie @ Good Golly Ginger
Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs
Jana @ Jana Machado
Yvonne @ Quilting Jet Girl
Now get hopping and get acquainted with all these new blogs!