|The Earth Laughs in Flowers by Shasta Matova, finished 2017|
Let's see, we live in the great state of Ohio. Ohio is considered the midwest, although most people find that surprising because it is closer to the east coast of the United States than the west. It is also called the gateway to the west. People here don't talk about how wonderful it is to live here, like they do in Chicago or New York, but it really is a great place to live. There is lots to see and do here.
I'm so special, the mapmaker even put a star to show you where I am.
I have been quilting for many years. I started quilting way before I started this blog, when I was in my twenties. You can tell I am no longer in my twenties since this blog is more than ten years old. This blog focuses mainly on quilting, as it is the primary hobby that has picture worthy posts, but it also shows my attempts at other types of crafts, gardening, genealogy, and photography. We have a great library system here, so I also post a random book review on my other blog, High Road Reader, as well as on GoodReads. While I am giving you ways to stalk me, you can also find me on Facebook.
The very first quilt I ever made was a storm at sea. I didn't know quilts had difficulty levels. It took me a decade or two to recover from that trauma. The career, schooling and child-raising might also have had something to do with the lapse in quilting.
However, I tend to be persistent, and I tried again. Now I quilt every single day, almost. It might be just a few minutes a day, but it is almost every day. I even write a post every week, (or two weeks or month, depending on when I remember to post an update) to let you know of my progress.
And just like I play loose with what day it is or how often I do something, I play loose with the types of quilts I make. My profile lists nine types to show a variety, so I figure I should show you some of those to prove it.
- traditional quilts
- improv quilts
- art quilts
- modern quilts
- liberated quilts
- pieced quilts
- applique quilts
- hand quilted quilts
- machine quilted quilts
My initial idea was to create a collage for these different types of quilts, but when I pulled up the first picture, I couldn't figure out what category to put it in, and while I could put them in more than one category, it would get overwhelming since I have made about 100 quilts so far. Instead I am sprinkling some photos of quilts and let you do the categorization. No one will know if you skip that step.
Some of these are all brand new, never-seen-before photographs. I make bigger quilts, but it was easier to grab a stack of small quilts and take them outside to photograph. I put them on the porch and took photographs quickly without arranging or straightening them because I didn't want a wind gust to take any of them away.
|My latest finish: Neighborhood by Shasta Matova|
My best quilts, my masterpieces, haven't been finished yet. Some of them might even already have been started. Be sure to come back to see them. We're always open!
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