Welcome to my blog. I was inspired by the book, "Blogging for Bliss" by Tara Frey.

Welcome to my blog. I was inspired by the book, "Blogging for Bliss" by Tara Frey. My goal is to share a little about my life, and a lot about my longarm quilting business, Lone Tree Designs.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hop 'til You Drop with Row by Row

The back of a customer's Metro Rings quilt.
My Row by Row License Plate Collection

  Well, I am half way through another month, and in spite of my desire to slow down and enjoy some quiet sewing of my own...I have been running around like a crazy person again!  I have been working a lot to catch up on customer quilts after being gone so much in June, and have come to a place where I am comfortable with my waiting list.
My Dresden Star featuring "Ugly" fabric!
  I was able to take a class this month on Edyta Sitar's Dresden Star pattern with a good friend at the Quilters Cottage in Kearney with my mom as the teacher.  The fabrics that I am using are not necessarily what I would choose, but the centers are a part of an "ugly fabric challenge" that we put together for next year's June retreat.  I was actually pretty happy when I drew my "ugly" because I like it! That just goes to show that we all have different tastes and different creativity, and that is one of the things that makes quilting so great!  My quilts are like no one else's (unless I bought a kit, or sold my idea as a kit in the shop, which is the most likely of those two scenarios).
  This past weekend was so much fun!  A few friends and I took a quick little day trip to the east and collected some license plates, row kits, patterns, and a whole
lot of fabrics and fun for the annual Row by Row.  If you haven't joined in this new phenomenon, you really should!  It is a really great way to travel, visit quilt shops
and collect some mementos along the way.  My advice:  Get
out there and "Hop 'til you Drop!!!"