First off, I've finished the next two blocks in the Be Attitudes quilt. I'm really enjoying this one! The blocks are finished as far as I'll go until after it's put together and quilted. Then I'll add a few more embellishments.
Also, I wanted to ask if any of you have had a chance to try the Martelli rotary cutter. I started using mine shortly after I opened the shop. I had been cutting a lot of fat quarters one day, and it left my hand feeling stressed and painful. A friend had suggested this one and so I gave it a whirl! It's great! No pain, no stress, no tension, no cramping, regardless of how much I cut in one day! If you have arthritis or other issues with your hands you really should give this a try. They are available in right and left handed ones also. If you contact the shop, at 902-378-7845 or email me at email@example.com I can hook you up!
And I was asked about this quilt, The Friendship Star, that's pictured in my header. I designed this quilt a few years ago. It's one of my favourites ever and have been asked for the pattern several times. I hope at some point in 2014 to get a few of my patterns published for sale. That was one specific goal I had when I decided to open the shop but I haven't had anytime to pursue it too much yet! Hoping it will happen soon though. I'll be sure to post what patterns I have available at that time. Thanks for the interest to those that have inquired!
I'm a quilter, love everything about this great craft. I've been quilting since I was just a little girl, blessed to have both of my grandmothers influence and teaching to start me on my way. The first quilt that I remember working on was a Grandmother's Flower Garden. My maternal grandmother, Fanny, helped me get started, I was around 7 or 8 years old. I still have that work, never did finish the quilt though. My maternal grandmother, Dot, often had a quilt in the frame when I was a little girl. I spent many wonderful hours playing under that quilt frame, in my world of imagination. And I was so blessed as I grew a bit older to have her teach me the fine art of hand quilting. Today, I still love hand work, but also love the convenience of today's modern techniques.
I have been blessed beyond measure this past year to be able to open my own quilt shop, I've been dreaming of this for 20 years and finally decided now was the time to stop dreaming and start doing! I hope you'll follow along with me on the journey!