My quilting journey began about 12 years ago with an experiment to see if I could make something special for my husband. In college he was the mascot, and had so much fun doing it, I wanted to give him something unique to remember his experience.
As much as I love FMQing, I have a very hard time with it. I was in an accident years ago that created soft tissue damage to my neck and shoulders. This has made FMQing difficult for me to do for long periods of time. My attention span is short, so FMQing in short bursts isn't in my make up. So, I have discovered digital quilting on my domestic machine mounted on a quilting frame. If you saw my IG post, you saw the quilt frame in my making space. It is a 10 foot frame that I am able to put my domestic sewing machine on, and with the help of QuiltMotion I can quilt large quilts without having pain in my neck and shoulders.
In addition to that I have learned to combine my graphic design experience with my love of technology and quilting to design my own digital quilting motifs.
Creating new quilting motifs that complement a beautiful quilt is what keeps me quilting. Listening to the machine hum as it stitches the design is music to my ears.
|Quilting my heartbeat on 'Wuv, Twu Wuv'|
So my quilting journey is just beginning to take off and expand, even after having started it over 12 years ago. There are lots of new experiences over the horizon for me as I am venturing into designing patterns and quilting for others to generate some income. I have even been dabbling in screen printing and painting fabric to create unique fabrics to use in future quilts. I just love making stuff with fabric!! Okay...I just love fabric!!
Being part of the 52 Quilters project has been amazing. The exchanges with followers and seeing all the talented quilters that have taken over the previous 41 weeks has been an experience I will never forget. If you would like to see more of my quilting journey or want to share yours with me....follow me on Instagram @penguinfeats or find me on my blog at www.penguinfeats.com The blog has been neglected a bit, but, this takeover has been an injection of new life for me to keep up with it!
Thank you for letting me share my quilting journey with you.