Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Modern Traditional Mini Quilt Challenge

 Some of you may already know this about me - but I am a newbie quilter! Seriously - I only started quilting this past October and prior to that I had done only minimal sewing during my lifetime - I mean I can count on one hand the number of hours I had spent using a sewing machine prior to my first quilting class!

 When I saw on Jaybird Quilts blog that she would be a judge for a Modern Traditional Mini Quilt Challenge, I decide to give it a try! Being a newbie quilter, I don't have a fabric stash to choose from, much less anything specific to the requirements of the challenge - so I had to go order some fabric before I could begin my mini quilt...

Anyway, here are a few pictures from my adventure with this challenge! I LOVE my final piece - it truly just makes me smile! It was so fun to make and play with all the fabric and different patterns I could create. And the free-motion quilting - oh boy did I have fun with that! I hope you like it!

"Down the DresdenTrail" ~ Original Design by Marcia
Free motion quilting by Marcia on Viking Opal 670
Modern Traditional Mini Quilt Challenge #dsttchallenge

Please share your input! I would love to hear it!

Until next time my quilty friends ~ PIECE!

Marcia }|{

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Flight Path Icons

Do you like my new buttons for my social media links? You know, over there on the right side listed under "Flight Path"... Well I just wanted to let you know that I got those from Craftiments here: - stop by if you are looking for some free icons for your blog!

Until next time my quilty friends ~ PIECE!

Marcia }|{

What!? How did I get here???

Wait! What!? This is a blog site... I don't have one of those... How did I get here!?

So, something I have noticed that is quite common in the "craft" world, is that many people have a blog... I have tried for a really long time to not spread myself out into ALL the social media sites and have tried to stick with just one - unfortunately, not everyone uses social media, so I am realizing that I may be missing a large part of the population who may appreciate some of my work and ideas!

So after a long time of NOT going "public" - here I am! Public! We can call this my "Coming Out Party" for all the world to see... I am happy you have found me, and I hope you enjoy what I have to offer in my little space here on the blogosphere... I eagerly await your input and correspondence!

}|{ Marcia

Let me share just a little sample of some of my work ~ more can be found on my Show & Share Tab!

This is a self-designed turtle rag quilt. It was my VERY first
completed quilt. I designed the layout of the turtle shell to be
true to the shape an actual turtle shell. I had no clue what
I was getting into then - I didn't know what Y-seams were...

"Lilies for Linda" ~ I designed this
quilt for my mother... Obviously I was
influenced by JayBird Quilts "Science Fair"
Again - more Y-seams... What is wrong with me!?
Label on "Lilies for Linda"

"Making Strides" ~ my first charity
quilt. I made this one for a silent auction
to raise money for "Making Strides for
Breast Cancer". This is just the quilt top.

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I look forward to getting to know you all out here in the Blogging World!

Until next time my quilty friends ~ PIECE!

Marcia }|{