Monday, October 13, 2014

Around the World Blog Hop

I was invited to join in on the Around the World Blog Hop by Michele of Island Life Quilts. I have been following Michele for a long time and enjoy seeing her bright, modern quilts. I especially love all the little bags she makes.  The quilting motifs she uses to quilt her own quilts are always inspiring.

Why do I create?
For one thing, it keeps me off the streets and out of the bars...LOL.
But really, I just love it.  
My favorite part is selecting the fabrics for a project and then I like the challenge of piecing the quilt as best I can. 
Quilting also provides me with a community.

What am I working on?
What am I not working on! I just want to make them all. 
Here is a sampling:
'All Hallow's Eve'

This is a Sew Along I designed for The Olde World Quilt Shoppe blog. 
Anything small really makes me happy!

I am a big fan of Kim Diehl and just finished stitching down 'Penny Garland.'  Wool applique has really become a favorite medium for me. Here is another work in progress designed by Kim Diehl and using wool applique.
Finishes are not my forte, but here is a recent one that even has a least favorite part of the process.

Oh, the list of projects is endless, and I always have a new one brewing in my mind.  I recently took on a part time job at my LQS and my duties include selecting patterns and fabrics.  Boy, am I in heaven!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have time today to stitch and create too.


  1. Your little quilt design for the sew along is a real cutie - will have to try and squeeze it in to my list of projects. I think that you are a good finisher.

  2. The Penny Garland needs to come live at my house. Great design and well done.

  3. The Penny Garland needs to come live at my house. Great design and well done.

  4. What a cute sew along design and I must say that my fabric is SNOWBOUND !!!!

    It would be hard for me to work at my LQS . I would want to bring everything home ;-)

  5. Oh, I wish you could help me select fabrics! I think that's the hardest part! I love the Cinderella quote :-) Finishes aren't my forte either....I'm trying to work on that. Glad I'm not the only one. This was a great post Cheryl :-) Love your works in progress. Thanks for joining in :-)

  6. Love your post and always love to see what you are working on. What a dream job - selecting fabrics and patterns!!!! YAHOO!!
    I also was tagged to do a World Blog Tour post today. My cat, Lucy, did the honors. :-)

  7. I just bookmarked the The Olde World Quilt shop freebie directions. It is so cute!

  8. What a fun job Cheryl! And what a darling precious! Love those minis also! It's been Fun to catch up on your blog!


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