Tuesday, September 4, 2018

2018 Online Quilters Meet and Greet

Hello and welcome to Sew Some Sunshine!  I'm so glad you stopped by, especially visitors from the 2018 Quilters Meet and Greet hosted by Benita over at her Creative Space blog.  I'll be telling you a little bit more about myself and my quilting, along with other quilt bloggers who are participating.  Don't forget to visit the main page to find out more about all of the participating quilters.  There's also an incredible giveaway.




I began quilting in my early twenties to finish up some quilt projects that my grandmother had sewn.  Since I didn't have much money at the time, I thought it would be a good way to make some gifts for family members.  There wasn't much internet at that point, so I had to follow my instincts, read a few instruction books, and make a lot of mistakes.  I made quite a few small quilts from blocks my grandmother had sewn and was able to share her work with my cousins.  Fast forward twenty years and it is just amazing how the online quilt community has grown and flourished.  When my mother retired, she also began quilting, and now we have a shared passion for quilting.  It's definitely a family thing!

I really like the modern traditional asthetic in quilts, so you'll see that a lot of my quilts are made with modern fabrics in geometric shapes, with standard grid layouts and no borders.  The blocks themselves are usually traditional blocks though, so the quilt is familiar but modern at the same time.

Cobblestone Quilt

One block hexagon quilt

Disappearing Nine Patch






Other quilts styles include scrappy layouts, quilts with borders, or quilts with more traditional fabric.

















One project (still unfinished) is my Delilah Quilt, designed by Jen Kingwell.  It is a block of the month using templates, which I machine pieced.  I have lots of advice and tutorials for this quilt on my Delilah page.  You can see how I worked through each block.  Templates and the pattern are now available outside of the BOM program.  I really learned so many new techniques working on the quilt.  I do have my top done, just figuring out how to quilt it now.


Not only do I love quilting, but I also love to make all sorts of other projects.  It's great to have faster finishes in between larger quilt projects.  It's also fun to use up favorite fabrics.











I hope you've enjoyed getting to know me a little more and seeing some of my work.  I'd love to hear what projects you liked, so please drop me a note below.  You can follow me on bloglovin, instagram, and pinterest using the links in the sidebar.  And don't forget to visit the other quilters here.

Thank you! 

40 comments:

  1. Love the 1 block hexagon quilt !

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  2. Nice to meet you, Judy -- great name for your blog! :)

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  3. Really pretty, fun quilts! And it's wonderful you get to share the joy of quilting with your mom

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  4. I think that you learned well ;-) So cool to get to finish up some of your grandmothers quilts and learn along the way!

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  5. I love your quilts, with a modern twist.

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  6. You've made a bunch of great quilts!! I'm glad you decided to participate in Benita's Meet and Greet. I enjoyed your post!

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  7. I like the color in Cobblestone. Very nice.

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  8. I found your blog through the Meet & Greet. You have some beautiful modern quilts.

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  9. Hello, Judy -- it's such fun to meet other quilt bloggers in the M&G! You have some lovely quilts on display.

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  10. I love the mini quilt show you shared with us, Judy.
    Thanks for being part of the Quilters Meet & Greet! <3

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  11. Hello, Judy!! Your Delilah quilt is amazing!! I can see it wth a blue ribbon or two attached to it. =)

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  12. I like your Delilah quilt. I bought one of Jen Kingwell's books, Quilt Lovely, for the Glitter pattern and found several more that I would like to make. I like to make smaller items too for a quicker finish, especially mini quilts and pincushions.

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  13. Beautiful quilts and other projects! Nice to meet you ;)

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  14. So nice to meet you. I love all of your projects.

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  15. You don't fit into the modern or the traditional category and I like that. I just love quilting - sewing - fabric - thread and you sound like a sister. Just learning about Jen Kingwell designs from this hop but I'll be checking out her quilts.

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  16. Good to meet you--I signed up on Bloglovin'--you have lots of really neat projects!!
    barbkaup(at)yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  17. Great to see all your fabulous projects. There is such a variety. I love that.

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  18. Beautiful quilts. I too admire Jen's work. I made her Midnight in the Oasis quilt a few years ago.

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  19. Thank you! Your Delilah quilt is stunning!

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  20. Love your delilah quilt, I have Jen's book, as yet, I haven't made anything from it, though a couple of projects are begging me to be started.

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  21. Always love all your projects :) Just noticed your Delilah quilt - I took a local class for Jen Kingwell's Glitter quilt. I need to go to and check out your advice and tutorials for Delilah ~ maybe it will help me with Glitter! I have a hard time doing scrappy.

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  22. Your work is so pretty - both the quilts and the pillows, etc.

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  23. Nice to meet you on the Quilter's Meet and Greet! Beautiful quilts!!

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  24. I love that you share your quilting passion with your Mom

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  25. Your quilts are very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Awesome quilts & projects... Would be easier to say what didn't I like..lol My answer would be Loved 'em all!!! :D

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  27. I just starting following you on Bloglovin'. Nice projects.

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  28. Your Delilah quilt is amazing! I enjoyed seeing all your projects and how wonderful that both you and your Mom can enjoy your craft together.

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  29. It's fun to look back at what we have done in the past isn't it. Your quilts are just so inspiring. Delilah, is spectacular!

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  30. Nice to meet you Judy! Love your work. I see bowl cozies... I made some last year. And then I made more. And then more... I couldn't keep enough around. They were a top seller. lol! I also love that you are part of a family of quilters. If you would be interested, I would like to feature you in my Quilters Through The Generations series on Melva Loves Scraps. Feel free to email me at davemelvanolan(at)aol(dot)com

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  31. Microwave bowls, they are a winner, and I saw so much more, small and large, every one is wonderful. Delilah, lovely fabrics that all go together so well.

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  32. Your quilts are so light and cheery.

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  33. Some beautiful makes here, and I love your taste in fabric! :)

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  34. Delilah is a Jen Kingwell design I'm not familiar with, but yours is amazing.

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  35. Nice to meet you. The Delilah quilt is uhmmm... WOW !!! I just started following you on IG.

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