Hi! I am excited to be participating in this year's blog hop for new quilt bloggers hosted by Beth at Plum and June. Welcome to my blog, Quilt Kisses. My name is Jasmine and I live in Utah, U.S.A. I have been quilting for over 20 years, making more than 100 quilts. I am a stay at home mom, with a super supportive husband.
While I love more modern fabrics, this year my focus has been on stash busting. I have used more than 160 yards of fabric this year. I hope to work through my stash and update it with newer fabrics.
I would like to share with you four of my favorite quilts that I have made this year. All of them were made completely with fabric from my stash.
This is Solstice, a twin size reverse star quilt measuring 72 x 90 inches. I finished Solstice in January.
I finished Rich in Love in February. It is a large lap quilt measuring 72 x 80 inches.
A Lovely Twist is a twin size quilt measuring 70 x 88 inches. I finished it in March. It is one of my favorite quilts because I figured out a way to make a twister quilt without the special ruler.
Sunrise, Sunset was a gift I made for one of my sisters in April. It is a lap quilt measuring 58 x 72 inches. (I am half done with my goal of making a lap quilt for all of my siblings this year.)
These quilts have really helped me appreciate the fabrics in my stash. I love making something useful and beautiful out of fabric that has been sitting in my craft room for nearly ten years.
Both Solstice and Rich in Love were quilted with my Janome 6500 in a corner of my craft room. I quilted with my Janome for over ten years.
A Lovely Twist and Sunrise, Sunset were quilted with my Tiara, Princess El. I have only had her for the past three months. I love all the extra space!
My favorite quilting tip is to use a Post-it when sewing on binding. I place the triangle along the bottom edge and stop when I get to it. Then I back stitch. I find that this helps when mitering the corners of your binding. (Click here for more details.)
My favorite part about blogging is meeting new people and forming friendships. So my advice to you is to leave comments and respond to those left on your blog. ;)
A few random facts about me:
- I can not wear shoes while using a sewing machine. I have better control of the foot pedal in socks or bare feet.
- I like it best when I only have one or two works in progress.
- I am OCD when it comes to keeping my craft room clean.
Don't forget to visit some of the other lovely people participating in the New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop. We have all been blogging about quilts for less than two years and will be sharing some of our favorite tips.
Jill @ Pie Lady Quilts
Chelsea @ Patch The Giraffe
Daisy @ Ants To Sugar
Rachael @ The Floral Suitcase
Elizabeth @ And Pins
Jennifer @ Never Just Jennifer
Alice @ Blossom Quilts
Megan @ Sew Stitching Cute
Thanks again for stopping by!