Long title! But a true experience. 4 of the last quilts I have finished came from the MSQC's tutorials. Jenny Doan is so entertaining and breaks the steps down so well. She made quilting fun for me again.
After losing my mother-in-law in 2012, then my Dad in 2013, I landed in a very deep and scary depression. I tried to keep moving forward but seemed like everything was too much effort.
After I lost Dad, I bought my Tiara, I found the repetition of FMQ soothing. But my quilts seemed without joy.
We also moved, twice. Selling, renting, buying again. And the stresses that come with these tasks wore me down.
Then, my Mom mentioned that she and a group of her friends had challenged each other to make a quilt out of MSQC's Block magazine. Using only what they had in their stashes.
That was the catalyst for me. Instead of trying to make each Quilt a masterpiece, I just wanted to make a pretty quilt. And I did.
Just going through the video tutorials was fun. I subscribe to the MSQC "BLOCK" magazine, so I have them to refer to for additional info and inspiration.
No, this is not a sponsored post, these thoughts are purely my own.
We bought this house in December of 2015, and had some updating done. Part of this included closing in a screened porch for my studio/office. While it is a work in progress, I am working in it daily. The first challenge was creating a design wall.
The wall itself is brick. (I'm not fond of the the raw red color, that will eventually change.) So hanging a design wall took some research.
The ingredients: styrofoam insulation boards (easy for me to handle):
white duct tape
(not pictured)batting scraps.
I sprayed the batting with 505, laid the styrofoam on top, flipped over and smoothed out. Then flipped back over and used the duct tape to secure the batting edges.
Then added the outdoor tape.
I leveled using the mortar lines and hung the panels.
I hung this in April, it is now the end of September and it is still hanging well.