This picture is the one you will see of me when I post or comment. It's the one on facebook and blogger.
This one is of me a couple years ago at family reunion. Sorry it's so small, but I cropped it from another picture my cousin sent and the pixels blur it when I enlarge it. I will have to work on getting another "good" picture of me.
How would I describe my quilting style? Hmmm. That is hard, but I would have to say, eclectic, modern traditional with a twist? Does that make sense to you? I enjoy the traditional blocks and quilt making, but I mix it up a bit or a lot! I am enjoying the modern quilt movement on the blogs and have even made some of those patterns with my own interpretation, but I really lean more towards Gwen Marston, Denyse Schmidt, improvisational styles. I love making my own fabric from scraps in the "15 minutes Play" style and then incorporating that into quilts.
I have been a fabriholic from a very young age and have a huge HUGE stash of fabrics. I don't usually purchase quilt kits (even though I have a couple here waiting to be made only because I loved the pattern/fabrics) but, do purchase lots of fabric, especially when it's on sale. The majority of the fabric I have has been purchased on sale. I have made a few "ugly" fabric quilts that have turned out to be some of the most beautiful quilts you have ever seen and you wouldn't know they started out with a fabric no one else, especially me, loved. I enjoy making quilts with lots of fabric combinations. The more the merrier, I say. I will put holiday fabrics in with my other everyday fabrics if the color combination works. You may say, "hey, I like that orange fabric" and then get closer to it and realize it's spiders from Halloween. It's all about the color with me.
I am looking forward to making a block for each of you and getting to know you all this year. I "met" Beebee this year when she joined in my Stocking Swap from my blog. When she asked if I would be interested in joining this group, I said yes. I haven't participated in a monthly block swap in quite awhile and thought it would be fun to get back into that. I look forward to the challenge everyone will set for us each month and am glad I am toward the end of the year so I have plenty of time to plot and plan my selection.
You can keep up with my from my blog www.wastelandwallowing.blogspot.com
to see what all I am working on from time to time.