Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Quilters Meet & Greet


Greetings! A couple of months ago, I was contacted by Benita Skinner https://benitaskinner.blogspot.com
asking if I wanted to participate in her Quilters Meet & Greet she was planning for September. 
I was honored to be invited and jumped at the chance. She asked us to select our favorite quilt to share--this is so difficult for me! Quilts are like children and you can't pick a favorite unless you only have one. One of my current favorites is my Spelling Bee--it is not even complete, but I love it dearly. It was designed by one of my favorite quilters, Lori Holt from Bee in My Bonnet. I am working on the backing and then hope to have this quilted and done soon.
 My favorite quilts tend to be scrappy. This is my Kona Kaleidoscope Stars I finished up this summer. I made it from my Kona leftovers from the quilt below.  I used a minky backing because it is so soft, but it is a challenge to work with due to all the stretching. I quilted it on the diagonals and used my domestic Pfaff. It was finally cool enough the other night to cuddle under it and it was luxurious!
This is my Postcard from Sweden Quilt I also finished this summer and quilted it horizontally. I had never made an all solids quilt before, but I am in love with it!
Over the last year, I have had the opportunity to quilt for the Fat Quarter Shop. I recently finished up this beautiful quilt, Clementine. Currently, I am working on two secret projects for them both using Bonnie and Camille fabrics that will be revealed in October, so be sure to check back.
Benita insisted we include a picture--so here I am. I live in western Colorado with my hubby and three dogs. We live in the country on a couple of acres--I love living in the country even if it means early morning buzzes from the crop duster and random gunshots.
Our daughter (the one in yellow) is off at college and is spending this semester in London.
I plan on surprising her with this Jumping Jacks Quilt in some of my favorite Bonnie and Camille florals when she returns in mid-December. 
The party lasts all of September and there are prizes, so take some time to check everyone out!
https://benitaskinner.blogspot.com/2018/09/2018-online-quilters-meet-greet.html

27 comments:

  1. Wow -- love the Jumping Jacks quilt -- it's a looker! Nice to meet you! :)

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  2. What a fun visit to your blog to learn a bit about you and see some of your amazing quilts. Thank you, Tanya!

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  3. Your quilts are always so beautiful, Tanya! I love them all - I agree that it's hard to pick a favorite!

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  4. So hard to pick just one. They are all great.

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  5. That Jumping Jacks quilt has my heart! It is fabulous!!

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  6. Here's hoping your daughter doesn't read your blog, Tanya, or her quilt won't be much of a surprise!!! :P

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  7. Hello, I like your use of color!
    garvey56@gmail.com

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  8. Great quilts!! I love the Kona ( i think) Kaliedoscope one! Very nice - and it is good to see you too ;-)

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  9. Nice to meet you. Your quilts are so vibrant. Love them.

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  10. I'm a few days behind on the blog hop. Too much going on right now. It's always fun to see what you've been working on. Love the kaleidoscope quilt and the postcards from Sweden even though I rarely work with solids.
    Pat

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  11. Hi Tanya, nice to know you better! Great quilts, I'm sure your daughter will love her Jumping Jacks Quilt!

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  12. Hello, Tanya -- I've visited before via one of the weekly link ups. The Meet and Greet is proving to be a great way to get to know quilt bloggers better. I love your colorful quilts, especially Postcards from Sweden.

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  13. I'm a fan of Lori Holt too, I finally ordered her Spelling Bee book and am having fun with it. I always love your quilts, so fun and bright.

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  14. Wonderful quilts & post, Tanya - Thanks for being part of the Quilters Meet & Greet! <3

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  15. Nice to see you on the Quilter's Meet and Greet! Beautiful quilts!! I've been a follower of yours for a while.

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  16. Love all the bright colors you use in your quilts. Kona Kaleidoscope Stars may be my favorite but it's a hard choose! Your daughter is going to love the Jumping Jacks quilt.

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  17. Thank you for sharing your quilt story and your beautiful quilts. I enjoyed my visit to your blog.

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  18. You've had such a productive year and the quilts are beautiful. Nice to meet you.

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  19. You live in a beautiful part of Colorado...I'm partial to the mountains in the western side of the state! Your quilts are beautiful and I love scrappy quilts too!

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  20. Your quilts are beautiful! Especially the Kona quilt! I enjoyed reading your Blog.

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  21. Beautiful quilts! How do you get to sew for The Fat Quarter Shop? That's wonderful!! I hope your daughter enjoys her time in London. I was in England for only a week and loved it. I wanted to go because my paternal grandfather was born there and lived there until he was 18 and then came to the States. I went to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham while I was there and it was fantastic. Thanks for participating in the Meet and Greet.

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  22. Hello from the front range of Colorado! Love your quilts. You do know how to grab our attention with your bold use of colors! Gorgeous...all of them!

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  23. I love the colorful solids quilt too - it would look marvelous on my bed (smile!). Thank you for inviting us over for a visit.

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  24. Co, I have 2 blog friends there and a wonderful Dr from Lafayette who was in New Zealand and at the hospital when my husband had his heart attack. Your postcard, what stunning colours, and a great self photo, your daughter will be thrilled with her quilt.

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  25. Awesome quilts...and yipes..hope your Daughter doesn't see this Post..before she gets her Surprise! :0

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  26. Nice to meet you Tanya. I love your postcard quilt. I also love scrappy quilts. Thanks for sharing.

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