Daily Archives: November 27, 2013

New Line Of Quilt Designs…

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Still working on a name, but I can tell everyone that currently I am designing a set of quilts to be ready for the new year. They are going to be nerd themed, and so far on the docket we have:

  • Doctor Who
  • Mario
  • Zelda
  • Pokemon
  • Outlaw Star
  • Big O
  • Gundam Wing
  • Sudoku
  • Tetris
  • and a few more I’m still debating on!

So tell me internet readers, what else would you like to see me make?

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New Quilt Design

As I said earlier in a post, I did quite a few random quilt designs while in the hospital. I decided to take a break from sewing and to throw this design onto paint to see how it would look. It still needs some work. I might modify the 9 patch blocks to make the ripples appear rounder. I’m not quite sure yet. It is supposed to be a pebble being skipped across the water, so I would do dark blue and indigo fabrics for the dark water, light blue for the ripples, and then applique a pebble in the one corner. What does everyone think? Try to ignore the obvious grid.

Skipping Pebble Quilt

Confessions Of A Quilt-aholic: Hoarding Machines

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We all remember my piece I wrote about Hoarding Fabric… I mean Stashing… (Awkward Silence.) Something I recently noticed, is that people are not just hoarding fabric, I’m sorry, stashing, but they are also hoarding machines. I, myself, have been dabbling in it I suppose, as I have collected a few machines, but only two of them, so I don;t think I need to go to rehab yet. Lately I’ve been going to auctions and consignment shops and looking for any antique gems that still run. The only requirement I have is that they need to run properly, because I do plan to sew with them. In fact, just recently, I acquired a Singer 66 from 1947, and I’m in love with it. It’s just gorgeous! (Is it wrong to be more excited about getting a machine than going on a date?) Continue reading

Dear People Who Think My Quilts Look Juvenile

Dear People Who Think My Quilts Look Juvenile,

It makes me laugh to read some of the comments people post on my blog. I never claimed to be a master quilter, but I think I am pretty damn good. When someone says my quilts look like a novice made them, they aren’t lying. I’ve only been doing this for less than a year and a half. However, in these 17 months, I have sold 6 quilts, made over 25 tops, and I have some of the most amazing people reading my blog every day. So when you say my quilts look like crap, I just really don’t believe you. In fact, it makes me think my quilts are probably better than yours. I’m not going to publish the comments you write on my posts, and I’m most definitely not going to stop quilting. However, I do have a question for you: why are you still reading my blog? If it offends you to look at my quilts, or read m posts, then go read something else, look at something else, or just get off the internet. I’ve always been a big fan of, ‘If you don’t have anything nice to say, then shut the hell up.’ So I’m not going to give out your email address and tell people to bother you, because that would be juvenile, and I’m just not that type of guy. However, if someone wants to engage in a quilt off, I’m totally down!

Thank you for reading.

Sincerely,

Eric The Quilter

PS. I would like to thank everyone who does encourage my quilting, and I could not do it without the support of my readers!

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