Monday, August 11, 2014

Around the World Blog Hop

Welcome to our little corner of the world in Rhode Island. I was invited to participate in this hop by Helen at Till We Quilt Again.  She's been secretly following me for a while, but she's out of the closet now! We were provided with some prompts to guide these posts, so here we go.

What and I working on?

If you've visited recently, you are probably sick of seeing pics of the latest wedding ring quilt in progress. It is the fourth in a series of wedding ring quilts for nieces and nephews. You can see the others here and here. For this one, the bride asked for blue, and the groom (a Syracuse alumnus) wanted to include some orange. I was only too happy to oblige! The arcs are done (all 160 of them) so I will start working on the star points this week. I am using the Bali Wedding Star pattern by Judy Niemeyer.

When I need a break from this project, I piece a few Farmer's Wife blocks from this book.

 How does my work differ from others?

That's a tough question! I've been quilting for almost 24 years, so I've tried just about every new technique and style. I enjoy quick piecing techniques, especially paper piecing. But I don't mind some occasional handwork like hand binding, applique and English Paper Piecing. I love the aesthetic of the Modern Quilting movement, so I have been trying to combine those fabrics and ideas with the skills I have acquired. 

Why do I create what I do?

There are class projects, 

gifts and swaps,

and ideas that just need to get out!

And now it's time to hop on to a couple of friends who will have you traveling around the world in opposite directions: Northwest US and Munich, Germany. I hope you will visit Debbie and Rike for their posts next Monday, August 18.
 I met Debbie of A Quilter's Table in 2011 when she made this amazing quilt for me as part of the For the Love of Solids Swap. I chose Kona Mango as the focus color and she went above and beyond! You can find her tutorial for this block here

 Rike of Quilts und andere schöne Sachen (Quilts and other beautiful stuff) is a blogger I'd like to introduce you to. Don't worry, she blogs in both German and English. She got married just last week, so do visit and share the love!

Have a wonderful day. I'm off to the beach!


WoolenSails said...

I recognize the first photo, love walking there;)
It was fun learning more about you and seeing your quilts. I would love to get out on the water, but Bill is on a trip and I am too weak to paddle and do the lifting when I got back. The beaches have been wall to wall people, so don't usually go in the summer, but would be fun.


Debbie said...

Fun to read about you and your work! So glad we met! ;-)

Rike B. said...

Dear Tina,
thanks for this post. I love your way of choosing and mixing colors. And I am surely not bored by seeing some special projects. :-)
Greetings, Rike

Helen Ernst said...

What a wonder post! After reading -I think I know why I am so comfortable and drawn to your blog! Not only is it the amazing creative quilts that you do and always have such variety of projects but our lives run parallel in so many ways. Family, kids, age, style of quilting and the exploring of new techniques, which I can go on and on. I am happy to have stumbled onto your blog several years ago!

Susan at said...

Very cool! I like them all lined up this way. It's like a runway collection. :)

Thanks for the peek behind the curtain!

FlourishingPalms said...

Debbie pointed me to your blog, and I'm so glad she did! You make beautiful things. It's comforting to find another quilter who's been quilting as long as me, and who knows nearly all the techniques to apply to modern quilting. It also looks like you live in a beautiful place! Enjoy and embrace all you've been blessed to receive.