Monday, September 1, 2014

Around the World Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop on the Around the World Blog Hop.
(I almost missed my deadline)

Kris over at Sew Sunshine invited me to participate and I am excited to join all of these incredibly talented bloggers in this tour around the world.  Kris and I share a love of challenge quilt projects and she has inspired me so many times.

As part of this tour, I am supposed to answer 4 questions, so here it goes....

Number 1 - What am I working on?

I'm crazy for blog hops and challenges.

The See You in September blog hop starts Wednesday, September 3rd
 I have been so busy getting ready for my day on September 8th.  
The full schedule for the hop is here.

So, I would love to show you the rest of this, but it has to wait until the hop.

I've been enjoying a little summer stitching on the porch, but I can't show you this one either...

Most of my time crafting and sewing lately has been wedding related.

My daughter is soon to be married and here she is working on the little sign the ring bearer will be carrying for the wedding.  (I guess they don't carry a pillow with rings

We have been having a lot of crafting sessions together to add little personal touches to the wedding.
She is my only daughter and I want to enjoy every moment of this time in our lives.

Number 2- How does my work differ from others of it's genre.

Does it?  I do like to think out of the box, but mostly I just want to do something new or different.

This is my can-can dancers quilt.  It's a little out of the box.

I mostly like to make my own patterns and share the things I learn along the way.

I'm into modern, traditional, whimsical quilting.
How's that?

Number 3- Why do I write/create what I do?

Because I love to do things with my hands.  
I love to experiment.
Quilting and sewing are my outlets.
I'm a hair stylist by trade and it is a very creative career, but I am limited in creativity to give my clients what they want.  
Quilting lets me be creative in my own way
.Like most quilters I know, I'm always ready to start on that next quilty idea that pops into my head.
(It just won't quit)

This is the quilt, Down the Dyeing Path, made after I learned about dyeing fabric.

I write about my experiences and to share what I've learned. 
Isn't that why we are here?  
To inspire each other and help each other grow?

Number 4- How does my writing/creating process work?

Sometimes it doesn't.  I just keep trying. 
 Sometimes an idea hits me in the middle of the craziest things - work, driving, running, sleeping, eating, watching tv... 
You get the idea.  lol
 Usually my ideas are inspired by things around me. 
 I thinks that's pretty normal, right?

My best comes out when I create from my heart. 
I use a lot of scrap paper to jot down ideas.
Sometimes a quilt comes from paper and pencil like 
Sometimes I use EQ7 to design a quilt

There you have it.  You know a little bit more about me.  

My friend Jen over at Glinda Quilts is posting today on this blog tour.  
She will blow you away with her mad quilting skills and she always has me in stitches with her loving humor.  She is taking over the world with her sweet pants bags.
Jen loves the Wizard of Oz and Wicked and we instantly became friends when she found out I was from Kansas.  She puts up with my ignorance of the UK and has taught me so much about the giving spirit.

Next week you won't want to miss Vickie over at More Stars in Comanche
Cherry over at Cherry Quilts.

Vickie has been a huge inspiration for me and you will want to check out her beautiful quilting and life at the ranch.
Cherry and I met through a blog hop and she always has great quilting and fun experiences on her blog.

They will be on the World Tour September 8th.

I'm sad to see summer come to the "unofficial end." 
 I'll see you soon for See You in September,



Carla said...

I'm bummed about summer too. I love the heat!
Your quilts are always lovely. Yes the can can one is a little outside the box, but I bet you had fun ; )
See you later. I'm curious......

Carol said...

You make such beautiful projects! I love visiting your blog...great post about you!

Kwilt Krazy said...

All of your projects are gorgeous, can a an is one of my favorites.

Sarah said...

Love your vampire!

Glinda ♥ said...

Ah, my little Kansas friend! Thank you for your kind words, love that we have met and share our passion for this crazy hobby. How lovely you and T get to create these unique treasures for the wedding - it'll be wonderful :)

Vickie said...

I enjoy you and reading your blog. YOU inspire me ! "Let Your Passion Shine" is so it !!

Kris said...

Carla, thanks for doing the blog hop. I am sorry it took so long for me to respond to your post but I checked a couple times before you posted. I love your post and seeing your hair mini quilt reminded me of all those challenges we did. :)Thanks again.