Tuesday, August 08, 2006

My very first time ...



I’ve been procrastinating long enough – could anyone possibly be interested in my projects? Self-doubting here.... Visiting Quilt Blogs seems so friendly and personal, like quietly passing time with a friend . My friends like what I do – we quilters never seem to get enough visual stimulation – I myself, receive such pleasure reading all the other quilt-related blogs, and salivating at photos of fabrics, quilts, sewing rooms, stitches, etc., and ... I just bought that new digital camera ... so, OK, no more excuses ... what’s the worst that can happen ... I’m going to see what’s around the next corner!

I live amongst fabric, threads, projects, books, piles of projects. Sometimes the fabric clutter is inspirational, sometimes the disorder is depressing, so I go through periods of tidying up and neatness or else, ignorance of my mess. My husband and I share a small studio, where we both work in our respective projects. He is a neat person, I am not.

A neighbor asked me to make a quilt for her 18 month old niece, to celebrate the child’s arrival in the U.S. An Alphabet Quilt seemed a likely choice. I absolutely cannot do “soft pastels” ... and always end up with bright colors. I chose to wonky-up those letters, to make it look less structured – and ... it’s easier to ‘center’ them when you make them crooked!

Sometimes I add a large label/pocket to children's quilts -- this time I put this little rabbit inside!

More to come,

Elaine Adair

11 comments:

Elaine Adair said...

Ahh, it appeared, but without the image! Will try again later.

Elaine Adair said...

More trials and errors. Mozilla Foxfile is more troublesome than Netscape, at the moment.

Elaine Adair

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your show and tell. Right now I am a quilter in the high desert of Arizona--100 miles from the nearest "town". So seeing your quilts was a treat!!!

Perhaps we'll meet at QuiltNebraska one of these years.

Lorna Epp

dee in Shelby said...

Elaine, your blog is good. I love the string quilts. I am a string quilt pattern collector fanatic. When I fully retire and can no longer afford fabric it is my desire to string to my hearts content! Dee in Shelby

Anonymous said...

Nice quilts, I enjoyed your blog. I live in a rural area, also, but in the Kearney area! Keep quilting!

katy said...

Nice of you to share - some fun quilts! My website is in the works - check out www.katycolemanquilts.com.

Anonymous said...

Elaine:
Enjoyed your postings and found your quilts really works of art.
Your opening statement regarding where you live is very positive. Congratulations.

C..

Finn said...

Hi Elaine, not sure you'll find this way down here in the past..but maybe? *VBS* Wanted you to know I was here and checked ALLLLLL the way back..LOL Hugs, Finn

Finn said...

Hi Elaine, not sure you'll find this way down here in the past..but maybe? *VBS* Wanted you to know I was here and checked ALLLLLL the way back..LOL Hugs, Finn

Shelina said...

This is a cute quilt. And I too have read all of your posts. I noticed that you responded to someone in your comments. The best way to respond to them is by email or by posting something on your blog. Most people don't reread old posts.
When you feel like reading more quilty stuff, come on over to my blog. When you are done with that, you can follow all the blogs of the people on the Stash Quilts blog ring. There are also other blogrings - artful quilters and quilt mavericks.

Patti said...

I'm another one like Finn who goes to the "very beginning" when I find a "new to me" blog. A belated welcome to blogland! I love the bunny in the pocket!