Thursday, October 25, 2012

Jumping in...

After years of gentle prodding from customers and friends, I am finally working on expanding my audience and sharing my quilting experiences, tips and patterns.  Hopefully you will have patience with me as I learn the ins and outs of blogging and stick with me on this adventure.  I thought I would start with some simple introductions.

I'm Cynthia or Cyndy - I answer to both.  I feel quite blessed that I am able to immerse myself into my love of quilting and because of that, I love to share what I learn along the way.  I am a longarm quilter and have a lot of great customers.  I am thankful for each and every one of them and hopefully they will allow me to share some of their beautiful quilts with you.  I am also an avid piecer and usually have multiple projects going at a time, many of which are original.  While I use all genres of fabric, I like bold prints and strong colors. These many creations will also be shared.

You should also meet the rest of the team.  First there is Pete.  I pretty much put him to work every day.  Like in any relationship, he brings me great joy and immense frustration.

Then there is (from left to right) Willie, Sparky and Lucy.  I love these older Bernina machines and really don't think you can have too many.  Aren't they cute!?!

I did just recently finish a couple of quilts.  This one I started about 5 years ago.  I am a big Martha Negley fan and use her fabrics often.  When I realized it wasn't going to go together easily it was put to the back of the closet and just recently pulled out to finish.  I will admit it is alot smaller than was orignially planned.

Each of those tiny squares finish up at 3/4" and I fussy cut each tiny piece so the design was centered....What was I thinking!

And because I had so much fabric left over, to really show these fabrics off, I cut big pieces and created this large quilt.

I am now ready for winter with these wonderfully colorful quilts.  And with the cooler weather, I will be busy creating more.  Hopefully you'll return to see what I'm working on next.

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