isn't the internet a fun way to connect?
I mean really.
when I first started quilting it was hand stitching with a cardboard template and scissors
(Am I dating myself?)
now with the new tools and the inspiration from the internet we can play more.
people making doll quilts for the Mrs Claus project inspired me to take those 4 pinwheels and
turn them into a doll quilt for a little one
a panel challenge inspired me to use this panel that I had lying around
(and good thing as I have a bag of panels that
were gifted to me)
I used the back for the potholder leaf
and then cut more pieces out of it
I have always loved "dump sewing" or mindless sewing for
fifteen minutes a day to get my "fix" of quilting
when I am stressed I reach into the scraps and just pick a scrap and sew
then cut it off and sew to another
until I have a new piece of fabric.
so much fun and so relaxing
and a great way to be frugal and use up those pieces
of course string piecing has been around everywhere too
I took that one step further to mimic my leaf veins
by cutting them at angles and resewing together
and Missouri Star quilting has SO many ideas.
gotta stay away or I will be overwhelmed with MORE UFOs
so many ideas here to add to the "quilt bucket list" of what I
want to make
and this kite template is no exception
too much fun should not be allowed!
and making do with what you have is a very old fashioned idea
that I have always embraced
having come from a family of 5 children who lived
on a farm we always took something
and made it useful or into something else
it is part of my creative nature I think too!
and of course I was inspired for my relaxing robin with the
9 patch 9 patch that I saw
and I LOVE it ..........
isnt quilting with the internet wonderful?
you get to have a quilting bee with friends
and have show and tells about your projects
and share ideas and solutions to problems
and heck, even exchange scraps
I love my quilting friends!