Monday, August 29, 2016
Happy Monday, friends! I am so excited to be taking over the 52 Quilters blog and social media feeds this week!
Let me introduce myself:
My name is Lorinda Davis, and I have been quilting for a little over three years. My quilting journey began back in the spring of 2013 when my (then home schooled) children each made a quilt block for a Civil War project. I was intrigued by the way the block changed so dramatically as a result of the kids’ different color and fabric choices. And as they say, the rest is history… from that moment, I was hooked.
Now that my kids are all in public school, I spend my days quilting, playing with color, creating quilt patterns, and designing fabric.
I am a northwest girl through and through. The mountains and forests that surround me are my 'happy place'. I am constantly inspired by the colors I see in nature, and feel very fortunate to live where nature abounds.
My style leans toward the modern, using lots of solids and saturated colors. I like geometric designs and bold blender fabrics.
On of my favorite things to do is explore color. In fact, each day during the school year (and many summer days), I create a new color palette to share on my @dailycolorpalette Instagram account. I also co-host a weekly challenge called Color Play Friday that takes a picture and translates it into a palette and fabric bundle. It's a great way to stretch your imagination in your fabric choices!
You can see more of my work at my website www.laurelpoppyandpine.com. or on my Instagram account (@laurelpoppyandpine). You can also see my fabric designs on my Spoonflower shop.
I'm looking forward to sharing with you a little glimpse into my life this week. Feel free to email me any questions at email@example.com
Happy Sewing! ~L
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Today makes day 4 of my week. I hope you are enjoying the things that I have been showing. I just wanted to do a little recap on the blog for those that are not part of Instagram.
As I stated before I consider myself a quilter and a fiber artist. Once of my passions is to make portrait quilts and love applique.
The is picture below is my first portrait of my father. I made this quilt 7 years ago in December which was a few months after he had passed. The class I took, we had to get our quilts completed in 2 weeks. It was challenging but most of us completed our quilt tops.
I participate in several Instagram Swaps over the year. The one I liked the most was the No Tea No Shade (RuPaul Drag Race) Swap. I made this awesome RuPaul quilt for my partner and it was so hard to give it up. I will definitely be making one for myself.
I have signed up for Crafty Gemini's Bag of the Month Club and this is the first back in the series. Its name the Staci Bag.
This is just a few of the things that I have showed this week so far. If you have any questions or would like me to showcase anything, just comment to this post, send me a note on 52 Quilters Instagram page and I will get back with you as soon as I can.
Also look forward for this weekend, I will have a little something for the people that are following me.
Dana (Diva Dane)
Monday, August 15, 2016
My name is Dana Rankin also know was Diva Dane. I am very excited to be taking over the week on 52 Quilters. You can follow me on my Instagram page, Craftdiva_Divadane and also on my blog www.thecraftdivas.com. A little bit about myself, I have been quilting for over 10 years. I love modern style of quilting and applique. I am born and raised from Detroit, Michigan. During the day I am a Conversion Computer Programmer. I hope everyone will enjoy this week with me and if you should have any questions, just let me know.