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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Quilters Meet & Greet Blog Hop


Welcome to everyone who is stopping by for the Quilter's Meet & Greet Blog hop, and of course to all my regular readers.    If you haven't seen the main page for the Quilter's Meet and Greet, then check out Benita's page for it here and check out all of the other great quilters who are taking part in this meet & greet!



I'm Moira, and am currently living in North Texas after having moved so many times in 10 yrs that I was told I was part gypsy. I've been quilting since I was in either high school or junior high, so more than 45 years at this point.    I've found that I can't follow a pattern to save my life, so most of what I make is done from  pictures.    And most of what I make is of my own designs.

The types of quilting that I typically work with include paper-piecing, machine applique (buttonhole & satin-sitching), and 'normal' piecing.   My designs run the gamut of those genres, but most of what I've got on Craftsy right now are machine applique. 

For 6 or so years (with some breaks in there) I've created a BOM that I've posted on first my webpage (not updated at this point), and now my blog.  The current series are quilting bears at a retreat, inspired by friends that I've been privileged to be able to go to retreats with.    Patterns are posted on Craftsy and if interested you can find them at this link.














I've had several block patterns and one quilt pattern published by QuiltMaker Magazine in their 100 Blocks by Top Designers magazines.   And currently have one of my designs in process of being published.  Publication will be in the November (I think) issue of the Love of Quilting magazine by Fons & Porter. 


Currently I'm doing a lot of commissioned sewing as well as making items to sell.   Among the things that I'm making are quilted passport wallets as this.   I'm having lots of fun pulling fabrics from my stash for these.






One of my favorite quilts at this time, is one that doesn't fall into the usual categories for the types of quilts that I make.  But even though it isn't my usual type, it holds a lot of memories for me.


The blocks are made with hankies that my paternal Grandmother used, and a little linen finger tip towel that was embroidered with her initial. 

I used 8 of her hankies to make the quilt, and modeled the blocks after pictures I had seen on the internet. 









If you've read this far, thanks for stopping by my blog today.   Don't forget to go enter the giveaway on Benita's blog for the meet & greet.   Click on the picture below to go to the giveaway.   And I'd love to hear from you if you're so inclined to leave a comment!


Gratitudes: 

1. For having a working computer that enables me to keep up with friends and family.

2. for the wee bit of rain that N. TX got today.

28 comments:

Unknown said...

HI MOIRA!!! I found you scrolling through Benita's blog! what a great bio, some of this I never knew! I love to just pop in and around and get inspired! LOVE the hankies quilt with the tea towel in the center...

Deb E / Oregon said...

Lovely blog and I enjoyed the hankie butterflies very much. Your idea will help me use some of the hankies I've been collecting for years! Also, loved your 'gratitudes' section. Deb E / Oregon

Denise :) said...

Oh my goodness -- what a great idea for the hankies! I have a box filled with my grandmother's collection...now I know what to do with them all!! :)

Susan said...

What a surprise to scroll through the list and find your picture! You're sneaky! A very nice introduction post, too. =)

Kathy H said...

I liked your hankie quilt. I have been saving them also and didn’t have an idea yet of what to do with them.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Hi, there! I'm visiting from the Meet and Greet. Your Hankie quilt is AWESOME!! I have some of my grandmother's and haven't been able to decide how to use them. Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I agree with the other gals, the hanky quilt is so special!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

What fun you have! I bet moving made you really aware of what fabrics you had!

Tammy said...

Nice to meet you. It was nice to visit your blog and see your projects.

Tammy said...

Nice to meet you and visit your blog today

Frédérique said...

Tha hankies quilt is very sweet, great memory quilt. Thanks for sharing!

Nann said...

I am partial to vintage linens. Your handkerchief quilt is a lovely way to showcase your inherited collection. Nice to get to know you better on the blog hop!

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Becca // Pretty Piney Quilts said...

Oh, I just love your vintage handkerchief quilt. I'm a sucker for quilts that have personal meaning. It's nice to get to know you--what a terrific idea for a blog hop.

Benita Skinner said...

I've been visiting your site for years, and enjoyed reading your post - things I still didn't know!
Your hankie quilt is such a wonderful treasure!!
Thanks for being part of the Quilters Meet & Greet! <3

LJ said...

Using those special hankies in a quilt is so nice - love the butterflies. It's hard to believe you can come up with quilts/blocks just from pictures. Yikes! I'm totally impressed.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Nice to meet you on the Quilter's Meet and Greet!

wendy said...

Nice to meet you! I love old hankies and have several of my mothers. I just might be inspired to use them in a quilt some day too.

Needled Mom said...

Your hankie quilt is so pretty. Nice to meet you.

Farm Quilter said...

Hopping along on the blog hop...fun to see someone I "know" here!!

harry said...

this is wonderful. I like this post. Best wish for you
i will always love you quotes
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Calicojoan said...

Those sweet little teddy bears are just too cute! Gorgeous butterfly quilt too. What an heirloom!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Such a great use for those beautiful hankies that end up being stuffed in a box or drawer somewhere. So nice that they can enjoy another life and be enjoyed once again. Thank you for inviting us to come for a visit.

Meloney said...

Love your blog. Such beautiful work.

Nancy J said...

The little bear, sewing, ironing, and the quilt all finished and on the bed, this is truly lovely.

OhioLori said...

Loooove the Bears! & the Hankies Quilt is AWESOME!! Thank you for sharing ...and for letting us all drop by for a fun visit! :)

Melva Nolan said...

So nice to meet you Moira. Your hanky quilt is so special as a keepsake. Nice!

Anne said...

Oh, I love the hankies quilt and I am so happy you have this ode to your grandmother!