Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday's Thoughts -- Sharing Your Quilted Creations...

Quilt Blogging is all about the "sharing"!

Recently, I have been sharing my quilts in the Online Weekly Themed Quilt Show Contests at Quilting Gallery  What a great place to share your quilts and quilted projects... You can join in too and add a photo and description of your quilted projects.  Quilts are shared from all over the world! 

In addition to that, I am sharing some of my posts with quilting, sewing, and craft blog linky parties.  There are several links in the side bar. --->

I share my quilted creations here... and on my second Quilting Blog.  On my second blog, I am in the process of adding photos of 40 years of my quilting and sewing projects.  I have a Picasa Photo Gallery and a Flicker Photo Gallery.  There are hundreds of photos on both.  I add photos of my customer's quilts and my personal quilts every week.  I share my blog posts and photos on my Crafty Sewing Facebook Page too. 

Quilt blogging is all about the sharing... 

This weekend I am sharing my "Come Fly With Me Tote Bag and Passport Bag".  I will share the direct link in the sidebar on Friday,(September 30th), when you can click on it, view all the beautiful quilts, and vote on your favorite ones. Link is in the sidebar and you can click here also.---> Enjoy the quilts!

I created "My Come Fly With Me Bag" for a quilt challenge at Project Quilting.  I based my Project on the art work of graphic artist MC Escher (Maurits Cornelis Escher).  I found the two pieces of artwork on Google images and decided I could place triangles in a similar pattern to create a cool design on the front of the quilted bag.  I used orange and purple for my complimentary colors. Then I decided I needed extra borders to make it larger and added the strips in a log cabin fashion creating a step like design element to the sides of the bag.  

Then I repeated the V on the back of the bag - upside down.   

My original plan was to make a small passport bag for myself, but I was having so much fun with the triangles, I decided I had to make a larger bag. So when I quilted the fabric to make a large bag and created a little flying geese design to make my small passport bag. 

My Fly Bag is about 14" wide by  15" deep.  I used a poly batting to make it a little lighter, as I will pack it full for flying.  I don't have a passport --- yet, as that is another long story... I plan to eventually apply for one, but it seems I never do it!  Maybe next week!

Scroll down to the very bottom of my blog to view the quilted projects I have shared in the past few weeks on the Online Weekly Themed Quilt Contest.

I posted this today, so you can enter the contest too.  You can enter up until Midnight on Thursday.  The contest is every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Hop over and check out what the themes are for each week. 

Share your quilts!  That's what it is all about!

Enjoy your day!


Linked with: 
Stuff and Nonsense - Fridays Unfolded-Sept.29, 2011
RoCa and Company - You ROCK Party - September 30, 2011
Homemaker in Heels Weekend Craft Soiree and Blog Hop - October 1, 2011
It's Sew Stinkin Cute Craft Thursday #74 September 29, 2011


Snoodles said...

I love the design on the bag and the passport holder...I didn't think I would be so crazy about more modern looks for patchwork, but it's really growing on me! Love the colors you chose, and the quilting (as always) is stellar!

Miss Hillbilly said...

I found you via Kim's challenges. What really drew my attention to you is you are always innovative, modern, different. I just love your creativity. I want to find more time to enter challenges to spur my creativity. I need the creative boost! Keep being creative for me:)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your work is beautiful...such talent.



Oh my goodness, you're so talented! I love quilting, I wish I knew how to make it, there are no classes here for this very American art. I don't know how to crochet like grand and mother, but I sew and embroider by hand, so I know I'd love quilting. Thank you for sharing your lovelies and for your wonderful visit. Hugs, FABBY
PS: Maybe you know of a book I can learn from? Tks.