Monday, July 07, 2014

Anything Goes Monday

stitch by stitch

I am so excited to be the guest host today for the Anything Goes Mondays linky party! When I first started quilting 2 years ago, I stumbled upon Marelize's blog, Stitch by Stitch, and have followed her ever since. Her free motion quilting was just stunning and when I learned that she does it all on her domestic sewing machine it made me even more determined to quilt my own projects.

As a relative newbie to quilting I'm eager to learn everything I can which is why I have a growing list of projects that I want to tackle. Many of my them are smaller ones like bags, thread catchers, and placemats. These allowed me to practice free motion quilting with greater confidence.

I really like wall hangings and want to make some minis for my sewing room in the near future. Again, smaller projects give me the opportunity to try new things. My favorite, Spinning Stars, got me comfortable with partial seams and stippling.

Probably the most complicated quilt top that I've made so far is the one I did for the Aiming for Accuracy Quilt-Along. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Now I just need to figure out how to quilt it.

Lastly, I need to introduce you to my faithful furry assistant, Oliver. He loves to be in my sewing room with me.

Okay, enough about me, now it's your turn! What have you been working on this week?

Rules:
1. Link up ANY recent blog posts, it can be one or more, but PLEASE do not share blog posts you might have linked up in the past.
2. Somewhere in your blog post, you must link back here to my blog, OR grab the Anything Goes button for your sidebar (found on the sidebar of the Stitch by Stitch blog)
3. Try to visit at least a few of the other blogs linked, the whole point of having a party is to connect, share and maybe get a few more followers...remember to leave a comment to let them know you stopped by!


12 comments:

  1. so I am not the only one that has not quilted the aiming for accuracy yet! The stars quilt is lovely too, sorry not linking as it is too complicated for me but will enjoy seeing everyone`s work

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  2. I love your Spinning Stars quilt. I hear ya on small projects. I have some mug rugs on the cutting table so I can practice machine applique before I use it on a larger project. Thank you for hosting Anything Goes Monday this week.

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  3. So many beautiful projects!
    The "Aiming For Accuracy" looks lovely, like the color choice. Thanks for hosting!

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  4. You might be new to quilting however what you have is very nice. Thanks for hosting Anything Goes Monday- it a wonderful way of meeting blogs like yours!!!

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  5. Thanks for hosting the linky. Lovey Kwilts in your post today!

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  6. Your use of color is wonderful. Love seeing such lovely creations.

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  7. Hi and thank you for hosting! Nice to meet Oliver! My assistant, Nelli is also white-black. x Teje

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  8. Lovely quilts...particularly like the Spinning Stars quilt.

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  9. Hi Diana! Nice to meet ya. You have a lot of beautiful projects and enjoyed poking around, getting to know your blog. I added myself as a GFC follower and hope you'll stop by and do the same! Thanks for hosting. Val from myplvl.blogspot.com

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  10. I love your fabulous party! Please come and party with us tonight at 7 pm. We would love to have you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  11. Just want to say thanks for hosting and that your quilts are beautiful, I especially like the spinning stars quilt.

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  12. that spinning stars is beeeee-u-ti-ful! thanks for hosting!

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