A big highlight for 2020 was being asked on to be an OLFA Creator. As a part of this role I was able to create a project complete with a tutorial for OLFA to publish on their blog.
Since I'm on a journey to make holiday themed quilts this year I decided it was the perfect time to make a St. Patrick's Day quilt!
The Irish blessing quilt was born!
Most quilting fabric is about 42" wide. When you are cutting strips, it is a managable size. When it comes to backing quilts it just isn't wide enough. Sometimes I solve this with adding extra blocks to the back or piecing the back with a bunch of other fabrics. Other times, I just really want the backing fabric to look like one continous piece so I've perfected my pattern matching. It is super easy. I promise.
Being an OLFA ambassador this year has provided so many cool opportunities. This one has been my favourite. I got to be part of OLFA and Aurifil's Slice and Stitch Challenge! How cool is that? OLFA provided a tool and Aurifil provided a specific type of thread and then I got to let my imagination run wild and create until my heart was content! And Voila!
I love my fabric stash. LOVE IT! I use to buy fabric with wild abandon. If it was cheap, it was mine. I coulnd't pass up a good deal. I soon learned that wasn't a good plan. I ended up with a ton of fabric I just didn't like. So I refined my method. I only purchased fabrics that I loved. Like I couldn't live without love. Printed fabrics with beautiful designs I buy 4 yards at a time so I can get a throw sized quilt back out of it. 4 yards is a commitment. I have to really love it. Solids, near solids and geometric prints I buy 1 yard at a time. Mostly I stick to solids and near solids and never batiks. NEVER BATIKS. No offence to those who love them, I just can't get behind them. I love having a great selection of fabrics for a few simple reasons.
Confession: When I sew I watch tv. When I’m sewing a lot I end up watching approx 6 hours of tv a day.
I’m pretty sure that’s wayyyyyy over the recommended tv watching guideline.
I love deadlines! Obscure references to some time in the future that a thing must be done by does not work for me. I need to know concrete details. If you say to me “Come over whenever you’re ready.” I will probably show up 10 mins later. That’s too obscure for me. If you tell me to come over at 10:30am I will come at 10:25, just ask my friend Maria who runs on her version of Greek time which is typically late. I’m always showing up early
This website has been almost 4 years in the making. 4 years! Take a moment and click around the website. I will wait. How was that epic journey? I know, I know, you're probably amazed at how intricate and full this website is. lol I'm really good at procrastinating.