Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Getting to know you at Stitchin Therapy

  Welcome to my spot in blogland.  Feel free to sit a while and  enjoy my creations.  Many thanks to Benita at Creative Space for setting this up.






String Me Along
 I'm Debbie and I'm a quilter!  No surprise there.   I began my blog about 9 years ago, and consider it my special spot on the globe.   I am a traditional quilter who loves floral fabrics, and found my niche in watercolor quilting. 
    I do multi-color, multi-print quilts....translate that to scrap quilts and watercolor quilts.   String Me Along was inspired by a quilt in a magazine.  I used tons of strip scraps and drew all the applique myself.





Persistence


 This  wall hanging is called Persistence.  It is a watercolor with a thread painted Goldfinch that I  appliqued before it was quilted.    It has a narrow gold flange to set it off from the dark border.   


   Before I get too wound up, I need to point out a few things on the blog tour.

  • Under the banner I have various pages listed that highlight and link to posts and photos of my quilts and techniques I use.  
  •   A page of watercolor techniques, patterns, a few tutorials, and several years devoted to quilts I finished.
  • In the right hand column, there are handy sections to use.  Talking About is the labels used on posts and a quick way to search for what you are looking for.  
  • There is also a search this blog box to help find info, too. 
  • And email.....this is a quick way to get a reply or help for information from me. 
  • And my blog roll.....a lot of great bloggers who inspire me.  Stop by and visit them.  

  
  In the last 3  years, I have been focusing  on very traditional quilt patterns that could feature my extensive floral fabric collection.  See the page here of The Year of Florals.    
   While I thought it would only last a year, I am still exploring patterns and repeating favorites.  
 My blog banner photo is a simple traditional pattern using all floral fabrics. Many Scrappy Trips pattern is from Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville.   I am a big fan of  hers, so you may recognize many of her patterns that I have used. 






  I also do free motion quilting.  Swirls seem to always fill up my quilting space.  And feathers took me a year to conquer, but are now one of my favorite motifs.   The plume motif was inspired by a magazine ad, so I can't claim it as original.







   The trail of plumes turned this border into something quite special.  The more plumes I added, the more I wanted to add.  They really became addictive.  
   I have used this design on table toppers, place mats, and table runners too.  








  Since I can never pick my favorite quilt,  I will end up with my most recent finish.  
Once again a traditional half  log cabin block set on point  made using my floral fabric stash.

  Little known things about me----
I love coffee, cool mornings, and sunsets.   I love to read a good book that takes me to places unseen, and adventures unknown.   I grew up in Orlando, Florida before Disney turned the sleepy town into  a nightmare.   

  I hope you enjoy your visit, as I appreciate your stopping by.    I would love to see you visit again, and share my quilting adventures.  Now venture over and visit some other quilters and don't forget to enter for that big prize.

Happy stitching.  
  

52 comments:

SusanG said...

Incredible designs. Saw your exhibit as featured artist at the 1st quilt show I ever attended, Aunt Hett, maybe, about 2016. Faithfully read your blog, even did a watercolor using your methods - so fun! Thank you for adding so much beauty to this world!

Louise said...

I always enjoy reading about your latest projects here in your little corner of the QBS (quilt blogo-sphere)! I hope you're having some cool weather now that the autumn months are here :)

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

That was fun seeing so many of your quilts together. As always, beautiful work!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

You have some amazing quilts! Thanks for sharing! ( Came to you thru the meet and greet)

Barbara said...

Gorgeous quilts, Debbie. So nice to meet you...again!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Loved revisting all your quilts. You are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Preeti said...

Your colorwash quilts are breathtakingly beautiful. So glad to have found your blog - thanks to the Online Meet & Greet.

Denise :) said...

Enjoyed meeting you and reading through your post -- I especially like the quilt in your banner -- really lovely!! :)

Susan said...

Impressive watercolor quilts! You must have a ton of fabric, more than most of us!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You are the master of colorwash - just the perfection of blending and thank you for sharing your wisdom thru your blog.

Jennifer said...

i have long admired the water color quilts and following your tutorial, I think I can do the one I've had in my head for a long time! Thanks so much for your sharing. I guess the secret is to have many different florals with varying degrees of dark and light to make th wash look good. I'm on a mission to collect the florals now so I can "git 'er done"!

KatieQ said...

I always enjoy reading your blog and seeing your wonderful quilts. I hopel this blog hop will introduce more people to you work.

Nann said...

I counted the M&G line up -- there are 80 of us! Nice to meet you and to see your beautiful quilts. I really like the plume applique borders . . . must remember that!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Gorgeous quilts! That Persistence is spectacular!

LIVIA BOGGS said...

I love applique with traditional piecing! Beautiful piecing!

Benita Skinner said...

Your floral series are wonderful - with the banner quilt being my favourite!!
Thanks for being part of the Quilters Meet & Greet, Debbie! <3

Quilting Tangent said...

Nice collection of quilts.

Julie said...

Wow - I am loving all the floral quilts - I can see how you struggled to pick a favourite.

DebbieM said...

All of your quilts are gorgeous! Love the gold finch!!

Farm Quilter said...

Beautiful quilts!

Carol S. said...

I'm in awe at the details and beauty of your quilts...they are gorgeous. Persistence is a work of art! Thank you for sharing!

Diane H said...

Always a treat to see your beautiful quilts.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Your quilts are spectacular! I've visited your blog many times. LOVE that plume border you created! Thanks for participating in Benita's Meet and Greet.

Nicki said...

So glad you joined up with the Meet & Greet. Now more people will be exposed to your beautiful work!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Your plume borders are wonderful! What a creative idea! I only recently learned about watercolor quilts. Yours are so beautiful!! I am so glad to have met you!

GranChris said...

Sting Me Along is wonderful, Thanks for the show.

Joni said...

Came to you thru Benita's blog and I bookmarked you to visit regularly. You quilts are beautiful.

LJ said...

Hi, Debbie. What a interesting posting. I've been following you so I've seen lots of your quilts. LOVE florals so your quilts fill me with inspiration. The plumes are gorgeous and add so much to the quilts. Yep, I'll keep following along so see all your 'goodies'.

Frédérique said...

Always nice to see your quilts! I'm already a follower, enjoying your work!

Patty said...

Beautiful quilts! pattydudek@gmail.com

Mary said...

Yes, my favorite quilt s always your most recent too. You have had a wonderful response to this post. Congrats!

Barb said...

love your Persistence quilt--birds in quilts are one of my favorites!
barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

wendy said...

Beautiful quilts! Love the plume border. Florals are my favorites too. Thanks!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Such lovely designs!!! I love the flowers and the birds!

Tammy Lyons said...

Love your quilts. I love scrap quilts too.

RosieGma said...

Wow...florals are everywhere....and I love them all....I checked out your tutorials and the braided floral caught my eye..lol..great tutorial..I have many florals but never put them together as you have..but then again seeing your quilts remind me of walking into a lovely blooming garden.....

Kathy anders said...

I love your quilt String Me Along. So pretty. Thanks for sharing

Georgi said...

Debbie ~ Your quilts are absolutely breathtaking! Love the colors. Stopping by from the Meet & Greet!

Debbie said...

Thank you to all the no-reply commenters.....besure to include a link to your address for a reply.

Jayne said...

I already follow your blog and love it. Thank you for sharing

Calicojoan said...

I've followed you for years. You always inspire. I love your trail of plumes is so cool. A year to conquer feathers huh? I guess I better buckle down and get busy. I love them, but can do them worth a darn.

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Debbie, your quilts blow me away. I do tend to lean into scrappy quilts. Thank you for sharing.

Sandi1100 said...

Debbie, your quilts are beautiful! I enjoyed your Blog.

OhioLori said...

Your Quilts are soooo Gorgeous!! Love the added Plumes :) Thank you for sharing your Talent!

Needled Mom said...

That Floral quilt is amazing! Your work is beautiful.

quiltingbydawn said...

Love how that border of plumes transformed that quilt! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your quilt journey.

Melva said...

I love your scrappy quilts. Persistence is stunning! Nice job. Nice to meet you!

Nancy J said...

Plumes, they are a wonderful way to frame a quilt. Lovely to read your quilting story, and I am sure there will be many more beautiful quilts in your fav fabrics.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Wow - your quilts are lovely! You use floral fabrics so creatively - love it. Enjoyed my visit - thank you.

Mystic Quilter said...

So good to see this wonderful collection of quilts Debbie!!

Moira said...

Great quilts! Thanks for sharing.

BarefootThunder said...

Loverly log cabin, thanks for sharing

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