Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Online Quilters Meet and Greet

Welcome!

I don't know about you, but I love making new friends, so when Benita emailed me an invitation to participate in today's online quilters meet and greet, I happily said, "YES, please!"


Let me introduce myself, for those that are first time visitors to my blog.  My name is Katherine and I am Canadian quilter, living on a mountain in beautiful British Columbia.  This is the view I am grateful to enjoy, in our temporary summer rental.


I am currently set up to sew on the dining room table and get to be inspired by that glorious view, while I stitch away on one of my vintage Singer sewing machines.


Colour plays a huge part in anything I sew - I tend to be drawn to bright, clear colours in all of my projects.

My favourite quilts are also the ones I've made from scraps.  I finished a scrappy version of the Community Sampler  sew along quilt, this summer and can't wait to get it quilted and bound.

Not a finished quilt as of yet, but this scrappy sampler quilt is one that delights me!
Two of my most satisfying quilts to make, both happen to be quilts that I made from Amanda Jean Nyberg's books.  I share her love of scrappy!

 The quilt below, is my version of her pattern, June - which you can find in No Scrap Left Behind.

Berry June 
 The next one is my version of her Candy Coated pattern from her book, Sunday Morning Quilts.

Anything But Plaid


Simply Irresistible is a king size quilt pieced from scraps 1.5" square!  A two year labour of love that started after I made the two large granny square pillows for our bed and was inspired to make a quilt to match.






Simply Irresistible

  Thank you so much for stopping by and I look forward to visiting you, in turn!

Please click here to enjoy visiting and making friends on all the blogs participating in today's Online Quilter's Meet & Greet!

Many thanks to our gracious hostess, Benita, for all her work behind the scenes, making this fun quilters get together happen!



39 comments:

  1. I enjoyed seeing your gallery of quilts and learning more about you. I have been following for a while and am intrigued that you live in a series of beautiful summer rentals. Sometime I would love to hear that story. Thanks for sharing your color-filled quilts. One of my favorites is your Berry June.

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  2. I have been following you for awhile, and although I don't always comment, I really enjoy seeing your creations. I especially love Simply Irresistible, as the colors and design are just gorgeous!

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  3. Wow, what a view! And you've done some really lovely work, too. Nice to meet you! :)

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  4. I love your quilts, especially your June quilt! :D Have a wonderful day!

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  5. Love your Quilts – – particularly the design and colors.

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  6. You have made some beautiful quilts - I do love the granny square one - those lovely jewel tones just POP on the white background.

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  7. Katherine, You always make me smile and have been one of my favorite bloggers for so many years. Thanks for sharing your sweet sewing view and quilts!

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  8. A wonderful selection of quilts! And I love your 'anything but plaid' quilt photo, great setting!

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  9. I'm a BIG fan of Crazy Mom Quilts!! I made June during last year's QAL. Still need to quilt it, though. Enjoy that view while you still can!!

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  10. Amanda Jean's blog was one of the first blogers I followed. Her work is stunning and your June quilt did her pattern proud! Love it!! I always enjoy seeing what you are creating. You inspire me!

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  11. Love your quilts and a pleasure to meet you.

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  12. It's nice to meet you, Katherine. Your quilts are lovely. The M&G is proving such a fun way to meet other quilting bloggers!

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  13. What beautiful quilts! and your view!! that would inspire me too!

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  14. All beautiful but I especially love Simply Irresistible! I just started a scrappy quilt of 3" blocks--it's my little side-project that I'll work on till I feel like stopping so I was interested to see yours was a "two-yr labor of love" (I also love the granny square and have made one)! Beautiful view, too!

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  15. Simply Irresistible is just that simply irresistible. Love the colors and the balance in the quilt. I love how you kept the granny squares small and let them shine. Your quilting space is the stuff of dreams. I am sure it provides the perfect set-up for inspiration, creativity and joy. So nice to meet you, Katherine!

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  16. So nice to meet you. Love your white sewing machine. It is gorgeous. Your quilts are all gorgeous. And I must comment on that gorgeous view you have while sewing & quilting.

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  17. Your large scrappy (But small squares.) quilt is wonderful. I'm impressed it only took you 2 years. What a gorgeous view at the cabin. Sewing is wonderful but sewing and viewing would be heavenly.

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  18. Hi! Glad to meet you--your quilt sampler is especially beautiful--almost looks like stained glass!
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  19. Such happy looking quilts and I'm intrigued by your vintage sewing machine!

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  20. I love BC ;) Beautiful quilt, your scrappy is gorgeous

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  21. What a lovely post, Katherine - and I love, love, love your quilts!!
    Waving to you from Nova Scotia. :)
    Thanks for being part of the Quilters Meet & Greet! <3

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  22. What a view. I too am in love of scrappy, which I never thought I would say. LOL
    Beautiful work.

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  23. Hello, what a beautiful view you have! Thank you for allowing me to visit your blog. I especially like your Community Sampler quilt. It reminds me of stained glass windows.

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  24. Your quilts are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. I noticed that I'm not the only one that thinks your Sampler looks like stained glass! I don't know if it is the colors against the white, or the way your quilt lines stand out, but it is beautiful!

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  26. Scrappy quilting is the absolute best. You have such a beautiful view from your sewing spot.

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  27. Nice to meet you on the Quilters' Meet and Greet! I've had a lovely time on your blog, new follower on Bloglovin.

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  28. Your Community Sampler looks like a stained glass window! Gorgeous!

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  29. Your Community Sampler looks like a stained glass window! Gorgeous!

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  30. You made me laugh when you commented that you made two big bed pillows and then had to make a quilt to match. It's amazing what inspires us! Thanks for participating in the hop and inspiring many more of us.

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  31. Your Community Sampler quilt reminds me of stained glass - beautiful! Nice to meet a fellow Canadian on the tour - thank you for inviting us to visit.

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  32. Oh my goodness, with a view like that, how do you ever get time to sew? LOL!! I love your scrappy style, it speaks right to my soul. Beautiful quilts and beautiful photography of them too!!!

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  33. Nice to meet you Katherine. Your plaid quilt is gorgeous! I too love scraps... with enough variety in fabrics, everything goes together! :)

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  34. Your mountain view is an inspiration. B.C., our family from down here in New Zealand visited there to Kelowna and Kamloops for skiing, and loved every day. And I have a friend in Ymer. ( a very small town they say).

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  35. What a Beutiful view you have every day!! Wowie!! And your Quilts are Awesome!! Love the pictures of them on the beds...so cozy!

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  36. Your first quilt looks like a stained glass window one might see on your mountain top. I too love scrappy quilts. Thank you so much for sharing. You are an inspiration.

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