Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It's My Turn

That's right, it is my hop day on the Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop.

Plum and June

If you are new to my blog, thank you for stopping by.  
If you have been here before, I hope you enjoy learning a little 
bit more about me. I've included a few things 
I've worked on and a tutorial starting at the end of the post. 

My name is Wendi and I live in California. My husband and I have 
three grown daughters and three grandchildren. I enjoy quilting, knitting and creating things. 
I find it hard not to have something in my hands to do.

These are a few of things I've enjoyed making.

Question and Answer Section

Quilting - I've been quilting for about 20 years. I love the geometry and the precision.  I still have so much to learn, especially in the free motion quilting area. I haven't been able to master those uneven tension issues. I love both tradition and modern designs. Even though I have been quilting for a long time, none of my quilts reside in my home. I have a goal to finish a couple for our home within the next year.

Favorite quilt techniques - I love to applique. It's portable and relaxing.

Favorite quilting tips - Cut as precisely as you can and chain piece when possible.

Fabric wish list - No specific fabric line right now, but my fabric stash is lacking in grays.

Favorite craft or quilting book - I love books. Right now I am learning to knit socks, and I find
Toe-Up 2-at-a Time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes to be very helpful. I don't have a favorite quilting book right now.

Binding by hand or machine - Hand. Always. I find it relaxing.

Favorite TV show when stitching - Big Bang Theory or a chick flick.

Before heading to the tutorial, I want to say thanks for stopping by my blog. 
I hope you'll stop by again real soon. 
Don't forget to head over and say hello to 
my blog hop partner, Kelly of Live. Love. Create. 

On to the tutorial

My tutorial for a chevron quilt turned out to be two parts. 
Part one is in the post below and part two will post on Saturday.


  1. Nice to meet you on the blog hop. I particularly like the Christmas stockings and that darling baby hat. I agree about having something in my hands to do. That is why I started to crochet and knit. I couldn't just sit down and watch tv. It felt so unproductive. Now I can watch Big Bang Theory without guilt!

  2. Hello! You've made some lovely things, I'm looking forward to a poke around!

  3. Wow - everything you make is so beautiful! I love every project in your mosaic.!

  4. You have made some really pretty projects

  5. Oh my! All the projects in your mosaic are beautiful and/or adorable!! Love both those owls, and your quilts are gorgeous. I look forward to seeing more of your work :)

  6. Nice to meet you! Love your owl! You have some nice projects.

  7. Hi, stopping by on the blog hop! Love your projects and what a great tutorial! I am a new follower and look forward to your posts!

  8. Beautiful projects! How cute is that little owl hat (and gorgeous model!)

    I'm loving the chevron quilt - so lovely!

  9. So nice to meet you Wendi. I love ALL of your projects and thanks so much for the wonderful Chevron tutorial. I'm pinning it for the future, I will be making one for sure!

  10. Is that one of your grandchildren in the hat? - so adorable. Great to get to meet you on the blog hop :)

  11. Nice to meet you Wendi. I've enjoyed looking around your blog. Love your little churn dash quilt and how you labeled it. What is the black fabric you used?