Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
On Friday, I concluded that clenching my teeth, tightening my shoulders, getting a stress-headache, and the pain in my neck just wasn't going to cut it. And I wasn't even half finished with the first block, Mexican Rose!
Once I came to the conclusion that needle-turn must go and button-hole must come to my aid, I literally breathed an audible sigh of relief. That made me laugh, as that was the very second that I realized how much I hate needle-turning.
Quilting should be fun. Not stressful. Ya think?
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I'm currently working on the Mexican Rose and will post a photo of my finished block ASAP!
This is, by the way, part of the Sunny Floral Applique Quilt series. I hope some of you choose to participate and make this quilt along with me.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Simply click on the "FOLLOW BLOG" link at the top of this page. If you do not have a Google account, it can be created quickly and for free, with very little personal information.
So, follow this blog!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
I am trying to generate traffic, obviously, and so at the end of the month, I will take all of the person's names that have commented on this site (even you just say "enter me in this drawing!" under this article), pool them together and draw a single name for the fabric package. If you comment more than once (under differrent articles, for example), your name goes into the pool more than once; one ticket entry per comment for the month. To gain access to all of the articles on this site, simply click the "Quilting With Terry" graphic at the top of the page; it will take you to the home page of my blog.
I also have another, very important, reason for doing this: I spend quite a bit of time writing and researching to try to give useful information to my readers in the articles I develop. It would be nice for me to know if this information is helpful or if there are suggestions for improvement or whatever... and I have no way of knowing that at this point without reader feedback. Which is where you come in. :)
So, please put this site in your favorite bookmarks (http://quilting-with-terry.blogspot.com/) and take a few minutes to check it every day or two for new announcements. Your comments really are appreciated... and help motivate me to keep giving you more free articles and quilting patterns!!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Designing quilts is a passion for me. My mind is always on the alert for ideas and new quilts. It is something that you make yourself aware of to begin with, then it just happens automatically. Quilt ideas soon begin leaping at you from everywhere and when you see a design and share it with a non-quilter... well, just know that your creativity may go unnoticed, ignored, and under-appreciated!
I moved into my new cottage in early May (quite a downsize!) and I've been going through my storage... sorting items into the "keep" pile, the "donate" pile, and the "sell it" pile. This is quite a monumental task, as I went from 3000 sq. ft. down to 600! I am having to be very, very selective; something that I am definitely not used to.
Well, Monday, I found a rug that I had forgotten I had. I purchased it about five or six years ago with the single thought that this would make the most spectacular pattern for a wallhanging! It is floral (imagine that from me), by nature, with a hummingbird, which simply "looks" like it has the grand potential to become a gorgeous appliqué design. I think it'll be my "next spring" project. This is one of the most difficult aspects of designing for me; thinking that far into the future!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I first thanked the e-mailer, then promptly sent HIGH PRIORITY e-mail to the geocities user in violation of my copyright AND to geocities. I've yet to hear from geocities and the user's e-mail address is no longer valid. I feel like calling geocities, but I'm betting the hold time would be inconceivably astronomical!
I sure feel a copyright article coming on...
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
If you answered "yes", then here is a possible solution for you.
Each month, I create a new "quilty" desktop wallpaper that you can use.
Directions are on the Web page so that the process of using it is simple and fast.
July Quilt Desktop Wallpaper
Please let me know what you think of this! Enjoy!
If you love birds and quilting, this book is a must-have!
Please comment to let me know what you think about this book and/or article? Thank you!
I love designing, writing about, and making quilts, as well as traveling. I am also an avid reader.
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