Well hello there! If you are on the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop Week 3, then you are in the right place!!!
Welcome to my blog, I’m very excited that you are here! My name is Amanda and I am a quilter, a mom and I work full-time as an X-ray technologist. Quilting fulfills my need to be creative so I can then go on and do my other jobs.
My little tribe and myself are livin’ it up in the big city, Edmonton, and enjoy the many parks and fabric shops this town has to offer. Yes, I take my two little ones to the fabric shop and often come home with something I did not intend on buying like quite a few meters of poly/cotton broadcloth. It was a pretty color and only happened once.
At one point I really wanted to have a defined quilting style, in reality I really enjoy making what ever catches my fancy. Really, I love to sew squares and rectangles together with a few triangles and curves thrown in the mix. Below are some of my favorite makes.
This blogging thing is fairly new to me and I still have lots of kinks to work out and content areas to explore. However, my little tid-bit of info for my fellow bloggers is about generating HTML code for grab-able buttons. I use this website, </nosegraze>, to generate code. I make sure to grab the second option of the generated code, the one that includes target=”_blank” after the website address. The target=”_blank” portion makes the website open in a new tab which makes it easy for readers to navigate back to what they were reading previously.
I have a life-changing quilting tip to share with you all. Well, not quite life-changing but something that certainly makes my process more enjoyable. I am a total pressing vs. ironing convert with homemade pressing board in use. For years I though, pfft what is this pressing business and went on unawares that I was distorting my quilt blocks by mooshing them around on my soft ironing board. I watched Cristy Fincher on Periscope one day explain the fine details of what I had been missing for years. So I looked up her Pressing Board Tutorial, made my own and haven’t looked back since. Press you guys, lift your iron up and put it back down on your work with a little bit of umph. It’s great.
As a bonus tip, I use this recipe to the left in a spritz bottle to help lock down and flatten out seams as I press. I’m not one to have too many gadgets and extras around, but this one is easy to use and quick to replenish. And ’cause hey, what quilter couldn’t use a little cocktail during the day.
Here’s a quick question for you, do you prefer to make square or rectangular quilts? What shape are you drawn to? What shape do you totally shy away from?
I am a part of The Sewcial Network hive for the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop, hop on over to my hive-mates’ blogs and check out what they are about!
Blog Hop Week 3 – July 11th
Sharon @Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Laurel @Quilts By Laurel
Marla @Penny Lane Quilts
Also, head on over to the absolutely fantastic organizers’ blogs for more bloggy goodness, to read blogs from the other hives and to enter the awesome give-away. Yvonne, our hive leader blogs at Quilting Jet Girl, Cheryl blogs at Meadow Mist Designs and Stephanie blogs at Late Night Quilter.