Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Welcome to Back Porch Quiltworks! I'm so excited to launch this new blog where I hope to share my passion for quilting and all those other
messes projects I seem to get into. I have been a quilt piecer for quite a while, but have recently found myself involved with longarm quilting. Although I don't have a machine yet, I hope to in the future. Yesterday I got to spend a few hours learning on an actual machine. LOVED IT! It was so much fun. It kind of felt like that first day of learning to write cursive. You don't quite know how to hold your pencil or stay exactly between the lines, but you're excited about this new-found means of creative expression. My grandma used to sit and doodle, writing names over and over. And not just boring everyday handwriting, she had swirlies and fancy flourishes. I could hardly wait for third grade to write in cursive (even though Mrs. Saunders didn't quite appreciate all my "added character.") And ever since then, I've been fascinated with flowing lines, patterns and fancy details. I've always doodled on paper (and even in my head), and today I got to put it on fabric. Award winning quilter right out of the shoot, no. But I am hooked and eager for more. Don't be too critical. Remember, I am the equivalent of a third grade quilter.