Sunday, December 27, 2009

Greetings from the Bluegrass State!

OK...that sounded like a postcard. How about a normal introduction?

My name's Kellie and I am soooo excited to be a part of this quilting bee! I'm fairly new to quilting and sewing. I waited until I turned 38 years old to attempt either seriously. I'd played around with a sewing machine before, but nothing ever came of it.

While I haven't been sewing for long, it has become one of my favorite pastimes and I often blabber on about my latest project on my blog. I'm still learning and have a long way to go, but I am certain that someday I will overcome my fear of sleeves and zippers!

Not long after I decided to learn to sew, I bought a copy of Amy Karol's Bend the Rules Sewing and made three of her Easy Lap Quilts as Christmas gifts. From there, I knew I wanted to learn to quilt for real. I took a beginning piecing class at my local quilt shop and joined the block of the month club there as well. I've pieced three quilts but have never actually quilted anything(other than the straight lines on those Easy Lap Quilts). I am a quilting chicken when it comes to trying the complicated patterns so I tend to stick to simple blocks. I'm thinking some of you may just push me out of my comfort zone...and that's OK.

I like modern Denyse Schmidt style quilts but I also love more traditional patterns like pinwheels and log cabins. I'll be the Queen in June, so that gives me a couple months to think about what I'd like to do with my quilt.

...and when I'm not sewing...I'm an elementary school Library Media Specialist who is married to Mark(for 22 years) sharing a home with four cats and one very hyperactive puppy, who we suspect is part goat, named Mya.

I can't wait to "meet" you all and get to quilting!

1 comment:

  1. lol i love the comment about your puppy! I too am looking forward to being pushed out of my comfort zone but i am more comfortable creating improv and modern blocks than traditional, i can't wait for June to see what you come up with