1. Did you buy any fabric this week? I bought some stuff from Hancock's of Paducah to give to my mother for Christmas.
2. Did you finish a project this week? Heck no. I haven't had a chance to sew in weeks.
3. How many pairs of scissors do you own - for sewing purposes? No idea. At least four - I've got a couple of good pairs that I only cut fabric with, and a couple of good small pairs that I use for handwork.
4. What's your favorite color? It depends on when you ask me. Today I'll go with purple.
5. What is your local quilting store's name? Quilts by the Bay
Jan 12, 2007
1. Do you belong to a quilting guild?
Yes, although I haven't been going since my mother's been sick. I have always belonged to the guild near my mother's house (about 30 miles away) rather than the guild in my town. I don't want to give up my membership in that guild because I like it, but I need to join the guild here, too.
2. What is something you have sewn that is non-quilty?
In recent years I have not really sewn anything non-quilty. I used to make some of my own clothes when I was in high school (in the 70s, this was!) but I didn't always like the way they came out so I decided it was a waste of effort. I did make my own wedding dress, though. I really need to scan a picture.
3. Share a quilty link.
Cia's Palette - really lovely fabric
4. Civil war prints or 30's Repro prints?
Civil war (or 19th century repros in general, really). I made this quilt from a swap of repro blocks (although we weren't really obsessive about it so some of them may just be vaguely-repro-looking things!) I will use individual 30s fabrics mixed in with other things but I have never made anything exclusively out of 30s fabric. (On ther other hand, I am big on the scrappy look in general, so usually very few things I make use just one kind of fabric.)
5. Any weekend quilt plans?
Probably not - my husband is running the marathon in Houston so that will take up most of the weekend. Maybe quilt guild on Monday, if I get in the mood. (I was just looking at the speaker's website and I almost wish I had signed up for the workshop. She does some nice stuff!)
1. How many sewing machines do you own - what is your favorite?
I own two - an old Kenmore and a Janome Jem, but I have mostly been quilting on my mother's electronic Janome in recent years.
2. Did your mom/sister/family member teach you how to sew/quilt? My mother mostly did. I did take some sewing lessons in junior high.
3. How many finished quilts have you made?
Gosh, I have a spreadsheet someplace with the list on it. I think somewhere between 30 and 40, but that counts little bitty wallhangings and whole-cloth baby quilts and everything. I've only made two bed-size quilts (because I live in the south, and how many do you really need?) but I've made a lot of lap-size ones.
4. What is your favorite block?
Log cabin, I guess. Because it's so easy and versatile.
5. What inspires you to quilt?
Color. It's color-schemes that I usually start with, rather than patterns.
1. What quilting book would you recommend? I usually say "Quilts! Quilts! Quilts!" because it's a good basic book. I am really partial to Kaffe Fassett's books, too, just for eye candy.
2. What does your quilting calendar say for today? Do you own one? I only have a monthly one. (And I haven't hung that one up yet. Next year I'm just not buying a calendar at all!)
3. Do you have a specific lj/blog/wordpress journal just for your quilting adventures? If so, please share. Yes - Quilts Galore. (Not that I'm actually having any quilting adventures at the moment. My quilting is sort of on hiatus for now. But there are pictures!!)
4. What is your favorite flower? I don't know that I have a favorite. I love them all. (If pressed, however, I might say peonies.)
5. Do you have a garden? Yes (sort of), although it's very sad this time of year. I say "sort of" because I live in an apartment and so it's necessarily a container garden.
Gratuitous garden picture: