Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Quilting Life... Giveaway and Book Tour

A Quilting Life

It is my turn for Sherri's Book Tour.  I met Sherri about 3 years ago when she had me quilt for her.  I looked back at some of the quilting I did for her and I really can not believe it has been three years.  The quilting I did three years ago is so different from what I do now.
Sherri is a very talented person and I am so glad that I have been blessed to know her.  She has pieced quilts for me, and I have quilted for her - now she has a book out and I will have one out soon.  I am so happy for anyone to succeed, but it is even more rewarding when it is someone you know personally.

A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home is a special book.  Sherri has made cute projects that any quilter at any level would love to put together.  The photography in this book is fantastic as well. Also, I am a little attached to her book because of the fact that my quilting is in this book - and it is the first time that my quilting has been published in a book. So, when I opened her book and saw this page I gasped and got the biggest grin on my face.....
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This is the project, "Pinwheel Picnic" and a CLOSE UP of my quilting is the center fold of the Table and Contents page.  So cool.

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 This darling quilt can be found on page 50 in Sherri's book.

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And, here it is! So cute!

So, Sherri asked to have me share some tips on having a handmade home, including some organizational tips to share with you all.  Well, I had to laugh a little at myself because I am so not organized.  Sometimes I think my brain will explode because of all that is going on inside my head with all the projects and things that I want to do - my family can testify to that.  As far as having my quilting things organized - well, I literally wait until my Mom comes to town and she reorganizes my threads and my cutting board area, not to mention she cleans out my fridge.  Thanks Mom - you coming soon?

The only thing that has helped me stay organized enough to accomplish what I want to with quilting is to be on a schedule.  It isn't always perfect, especially with our kids throwing the schedule off. But, the days where I quilt from 6-7 am, 1-3 pm, and 7:30-8:30 pm are the days that keep me on track.  I throw in as much piecing as I can during that time too.

So, one last picture - and this is proof that I am so not organized - this is the only picture I could find of about ten pictures I took of Sherri's quilt before I sent it back to her.  I have no idea where they ended up and I have spent the last two hours trying to find them on my computer.

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   Anyway, the quilting is simple but fun.  I did a lot of ruler work on this quilt with quite a bit of reference marking. I used a white thread for the white fabric and I used a silver metallic thread for the colors.  It really was fun to quilt and the pattern is so fun. 

So, do you want a copy of this book?  Here is your chance to win a copy - just leave one comment telling me how you make your home a handmade home. Good luck! 

You will have more opportunities to win Sherri's book. Stop by Lissa's blog tomorrow.


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Kristy said...

Our home is a reflection of who we are and what we love. My husband does woodworking. I quilt, cross stitch, paint, and quilt. We are happy to add to our home's decor.

Patty said...

Your quilting is fantastic! I try to make my home look good by decorating with quilts, pillows and table toppers that I have made. I have some glass jars of sewing notions and buttons along with a Jim Shore quilting angel on a side table. I like decorating with sewing notions.

AnneO said...

Beautiful quilting, as always! In our house, the primary 'Homemade' element is my husband's watercolor paintings.

AnneO said...

Beautiful quilting, as always! In our house, the primary 'Homemade' element is my husband's watercolor paintings.

Jackie at Adirondack Urban said...

Your quilting is so beautiful! One of the ways my home is a handmade home is that I have a quilt in one bathroom and a framed piece of hardanger embroidery I did in another!

Jennifer said...

Our handmade home is either due to budget constraints or we're just cheap! We do most everything around here ourselves--from refinishing furniture to quilting.

Emily C said...

My house is a handmade home from being filled with all the things my family loves. Some we picked up as we go, some we inherited from family, some I have made myself.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I have a handmade home by making nearly every gift I give. The last two years all of my Christmas gifts were handmade.

Joni said...

Judi, your quilting is inspiring!
I like to scatter a few quilts
and fresh flowers (my other love)
around the house. Can't wait for your new book!

Patti said...

A lovely book! And as always, your quilting is very inspiring! I'd love to have Sherri's book. Thanks for the opportunity!

Deb said...

I'd love to try out her book! I have handmade table runners, quilts, and would love to work on placemats and cloth napkins in a homemade basket.

Carol D. said...

I made curtain valences for the kitchen and pillows for everywhere. I am working on an appliqued and quilted wallhanging and bed quilts. I usually like to make things whenever I can - like need a travel bag for hanging items - buy? no make. Much more fun.
I also make lampwork beads and jewelry. So like you my head sometimes feels like it might explode. And definitely no time to clean out the fridge.

Chris said...

I have wallhangings and table runners that I have made and quilts everywhere!

Ronda said...

will believe in making something old useful again so we have many things around our home we have put the love into. I have a special area in my dinning room that displays seasonal quilts and that is a very fun place for me to see my quilts again and again as we bring out each quilt. The handmade life is fun!

mascanlon said...

Lovely book and your quilting is gorgeous! Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win a copy. So in my house there are quilts and pillows and embroidery in every room, some by me, some by my family and friends. And many incredible photographs taken by my very talented son in his travels. I see love all around.

NancyL said...

I do like to make as many things as I can for my home, which includes quilts, table runners, knitted items, and of course the food we eat! I've been thinking of making my own cleaning products from ideas I've found on Pinterest, but haven't accomplished that yet. Thanks for the giveaway!

Barbie Mills said...

How exciting that your quilting is featured in the table of contents! It looks great.

I love having handmade quilts on every bed in the house, and hand-made dresses on my daughter. =)

Nikita said...

If I can spray paint it, fit it in the sewing machine or cut it with a pair of sissors.. you better believe that is what I am doing.. so the MAJORITY of my decor is done by me.

Joyful Quilter said...

Handmade quilts of course, plus placemats, curtains, crocheted rugs, and lots of other little fun stuff.

debkelley said...

Love your work - so unique and and so inspiring that it's FM. Around my home I have handmade quilts, placemats, table runners, doorstop, wall hangings, ornaments and so on.

GranChris said...

There are tablerunners, placemats, quilts, pictures etc all over the place. Lots and lots of pillows everywhere.

Leah @ L3Designs said...

Beautiful quilting...

have lots of homemade throws and quilts around... I also like to give handmade gifts

Dawn said...

I hang quilts on my walls and they are displayed rolled and tucked in baskets, draped over sofas and chairs and hanging on quilt racks and, of course, on the beds.
Congrats on having your awesome quilting featured in Sheri's book.

EJ said...

How I make my home "homemade". I love all things homemade: baking, cooking, sewing, embroidery, quilting/piecing. I try as hard as I can not to purchase things pre-made. I try to recylcle/upcycle as much as I can. I try to make meals special with that extra personal touch.

Now where did I put that piece of fabric, it would be so perfect for this project...... :)

kt said...

Love your quilting on the quilt! I am working on getting quilts on all the beds in our house (I'm a fairly new and slow quilter). Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book!

JoshM said...

Your quilting is so fantastic, Judi! Congrats on having it published in a book and on having your own book coming out soon! I have tried to make my home handmade with my own quilts, but also with some of my friends' work and some handmade pieces bought at farmers markets, fair trade, and craft fairs.

Anna Veit said...

Wonderful quilting! I am new to quilting so am soaking up everyone's ideas. Right now my focus is my sewing room, which is part of the family room. I am trying my best to organize it, so I appreciate all the ideas above. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book.

Josie McRazie said...

I try... I really do! LOL can I borrow your Mom for organization? The book looks great and your quilting is beautiful as always!

Michele said...

My house looks handmade because there are threads and snips of fabric everywhere. It seems they trail along behind me.

And there are quilts on every wall, draped on chairs, and piled in baskets...

Chris said...

First of all..Judi your quilting is beautiful and incredible!! I have been reading your blog for a little over three years I think and you just keep getting better and better! I love stopping by and seeing what you're up to.:) How I make my life a homemade life: Bake and cook from scratch, no box mixes here but thats how I was raised and learned to cook; make my bread from grain that I mill, nothing like it, so yummy straight from the oven with lots of butter! :) I sew lots of gifts (quilts, bags,clothihg for the grands..etc)and read lots of blogs to learn more and more and get neat ideas. But most of all to make my home "homemade" I stay at home and love my family , making this a place of happiness and peace with the Lord's help! Thanks for the give away!!

WAZOO! Quilting said...

Great pics in the book! My home is so 'home made' my husband said, "no more quilts on the walls!!, It's beginning to be a padded cell!". So now they're on a ladder, the couch,draped over a chair, in an open cabinet...everywhere!
I'd love to get the book. Thank you!

Deb C. said...

The first thing I noticed before I started reading was the amazing quilting in the background of the text. I envy those that can quilt their own work! My home doesn't scream 'handmade', but I do have the typical quilted couch throw, seasonal door hanging etc. Of course my children have quilts on their beds, but I am still in search of that 'perfect' one to make for myself. Or time. Not sure which. The book looks amazing.

Leanne Parsons said...

I can see why your quilting was chosen for the close-up shot! That is amazing!

Kitty said...

From my husband's handmade furniture, to my sewing projects, to cooking from scratch, ours is a handmade home. Love crafting and making things ourselves. Your quilting is beautiful and congrats on getting in Sherri's book!

Sue's Stitchin' said...

The book looks great - as your quilting always does!! I have made many things in my home - quilts on every bed, many on display, curtains, toaster cover, folding chair covers, and many others. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

charlotte said...

Judi, your quilting is really stunning. I have at least 50 quilts all over my house and about half a dozen quilted pillows in my living room on couches and chairs.

lisa said...

My your quilting is divine! I always use my embroidered tea towels, napkins and placemats.

Elaine said...

I make my home homey with quilts and pictures of my family! Love this book AND your quilting!

satterfieldfamily at sbcglobal dot net

Melody said...

Looks like a great book. I've got my bits and pieces everywhere and I use them. Sit on the cushions, snuggle under the quilts, let little kids play with the dolls and teddies, that's what makes a real home.

Reb Thack said...

I'm slowly turning my house into a homemade home. I've made the drapes in my kids' rooms and am slowly adding a quilt for each person in the family, aling with with embroidery. Next to add will be pillows.

Rosyquilter said...

I have been adding handmade touches to our home since we bought our first house. First it was macrame wall hangings, then I did some weaving, always lots of needlepoint pillows, totes etc. Of course, we had crocheted afghans on the sofa and chairs. My first quilt was a duvet cover for our bed and from there, quilting took over with quilts on the back of sofas, wall hangings etc. I am very seasonal and change my table runners and wall hangings every month or two, as well as the quilts.

giddy99 said...

What a gorgeous quilt!

Two said...

Great book! this one would be perfect!

Linda R said...

My home has "my colours" and lots of homemade projects featured. Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

Tina A said...

I would love this book and all the new ideas in it.
My home is full of hand made things from several generations all loving what my Grandmother used to call "hand work". I have afgans from both grandmothers. Quilts from the grandmother who taught me 20+ years ago,small crocheted things from my mom, crocheted blankets and placemats from my sisters along with some cross stitched blankets, afgans, needlepoints and various quilts that I have made over the years. All treasures that I cherish.

Kay said...

Wish you lived in Nebraska so you could do some quilting for me. You do gorgeous work. I try to make my house homey by decorating with quilts & little collections like red glass & little pitchers.

Miss Jean said...

I have quilts that I have made everywhere. Plus I have my collection of vintage quilts. No cookie cutter house here!

Anita said...

I sew quilts for my home. I keep meaning to sew pillows but get side tracked with the quilts. I have two children so I sew when they go to bed or I bring my cutting mat and sewing machine up to the diningroom table just next to the livingroom. so I can sew and cut in the same room as them. Thank you for the chance to enter.

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

Always working on that one. Since I'm the only one in my family who likes fabric, its always a struggle to introduce even the simplest things like fabric napkins or tablecloths for regular use.

GO STARS! said...

My handmade home - the little wallhangings in the kitchen that I switch out, the quilt in the living room to snuggle under while watching TV, the quilts on the wall in the living room to spruce it up, the clothing in my closet that I made, the quilt projects in the bedroom that I work on while watching TV, the quilts hanging on the banister in the hallway in various stages of completion, the sewing area in the back room where my old machine is, the upstairs bedroom with my new machine and various projects... Oh dear - I've spread out everywhere!!

Karrie Smith said...

I love to make cute things with awesome fabric as much as possible :)

Marla's Crafts said...

Love your quilting and am practising my quilting also. This looks like such a nice book. My home is full of my homemade things and I give a lot away. Thaks for the chance to win.

Lisa said...

I bake! My husbands co-workers at the fire department call my kitchen "Baked with Love" and they Love anything from my kitchen!

Barbara McD said...

I still love looking at your quilting - it is AWESOME!!

I make my home handmade by putting quilts anywhere I can get away with it. I have one hanging over the fireplace, one hanging over the banister on the landing and a glassed-in chest that has several quilts on display.

Thanks for the giveaway!

amummy said...

I have handmade quilts on the beds, cross stitches and kids artwork on the wall.

Beth said...

My mom used to do the same thing!! Now I'm sure she is just shaking her head saying I failed to inherit the "tidy" genes from her. I love your quilting. It is amazing. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

sewpsyched said...

My home is handmade with curtains, placemats, table runners, quilts. You get the idea!

Lianne said...

well done the quilting has such a nice flow to it

KittyKwilter said...

I make a lot of wall quilts and art quilts, and I make lap quilts too. I also make window seat cushions, table runners, napkins, tote bags, and many more quilted things. Love the quilting on the pinwheel quilt!

Wendy said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for this opportunity. Wendy

Colleen said...

I make a lot of things for my home and I give away a lot. Quilts, pillow cases and the like. Just last week I made 8 new pillow cases and a dresden plate trivet/hot pad for my teapot!

Betsy said...

Love your work, Judi! I always stop by your blog before I start machine quilting as your quilts are so inspirational. Anyway, I have quilts on every bed in my house, along with many on the walls. I make pillows and wreaths and table runners too. I spend lots of my time in my yard too. Does that count? Thanks for the inspiration!
Betsy in CA

Kathy said...

Well, I make my home a handmade home by having the sewing machine out, the ironing board up and all my fabrics close by. I love this quilting stuff. Would love a copy of the new book. Looks Fab....

debbowers said...

When you enter my house there is no doubt that I'm a quilter. I have quilts on tables, quilts hanging, quilts on the beds and quilts on the design wall (and I give away most of my quilts!!!). I was afraid that I was starting to get a little too carried away with "quilt decorating" so now I rotate my wall quilts so I have somthing different to look at without having too many quilts hanging at one time. Thanks for the chance at the give away!

Celia Ambrose said...

I have sewn curtains and drapes in every home we have moved to. I have quilts on display, and way too much fabric. It makes me happy to sew decor items myself instead of buying ready made.

Margaret said...

I have made my curtains in my sewing room and my bedroom, the quilts on the beds now I am starting on the couch and chairs.

Bonnie58 said...

By adding lots of handmade accents - made by all my family and friends. Thanks for sharing.

Amy (aka Petunia) said...

Since I do not have a lot of free time with my job and a crazy schedule, I try to do at least some embroidered towels or easy pillows to put around the house for various holidays. It's not as much as I'd like, but it is something I made and reflects my personality at home! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book!! Amy

MoeWest said...

I love to make and use quilty things throughout our home.

kshackabq said...

Your quilting is so gorgeous! What a talent you have. Congratulations on your beautiful quilting being shown in Sherri's book. I love to make wall size quilts that hang as art in our home, along with quilts thrown over the sofa. Pretty, and practical too. Thanks for the chance to win!

Trisch said...

I have done a lot of sewing for my home. Every room in the house with the exception of the bathroom has curtains that I have made on the windows. I guess I did make the shower curtain for the bathroom. hehe There are crocheted afghans and quilts here and there. I love making things for my family and home. Thanks for the chance to win!!! Love your work by the way!

Helen L said...

one of the things I do is that I hang my smaller quilts over the couch. I have one for Valentine's day, spring into summer, and a fall quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Joy said...

Congratulations on being published! It's fantastic, and you deserve it. You are a talented long arm quilter. I make a hand made home with quilts, pillows, draperies and lampshades. Most of my quilts are gifts, but I have managed to save a couple for myself.

Forever Designing said...

My husband and I put a lot of sweat equity in our home when we built it. What make our house a handmade home is that we tend to do just about everything ourselves. The fact that every room has pieces of thread on the floor and furniture also is a sign that lots of quilting/sewing goes on here too! Love your quilting!

Dora, the Quilter said...

I love your quilting!
My home is obviously a handmade home from the quilts to the window treatments to the slip covered furniture. Even much of the furniture is handpainted.

Jacklynn said...

I have mini quilts on the walls, quilted pillows on the bed, lots of table runners, and throw quilts to cuddle under while watching TV. All these things were made by me and I love having them around me.

patty said...

I live in a house with padded walls. Am I crazy? Just love quilts hanging on my walls. I change them seasonally and love the revolving quilt show.

cathy99 said...

My home is so handmade I even built it myself and filled it with love laughter and of course quilts quilts quilts and more quilts

Patti said...

I have quilts on my couch along with throw pillows that coordinate. I have folded up antique quilts inside old reclaimed barn wood side board that has glass doors and the quilts show through so nice.
I have quilt runners on tables and some of Jeni Bakers drawstring bags in powder rooms and for my kids games. I live in a rustic log home so I have quilts hanging over beams too!
I would love the chance to win!
Thank you
Patti

Anonymous said...

I have both quilted and crocheted items in my home. Some surfaces have doilies, others quilted runners. I have both quilted and crocheted throws on my couch. Then there are handmade coasters, potholders, pillowslips, etc. A handmade home is cozy and inviting.

Carol Candlish said...

I love to use my quilts to decorate in my home. It makes it warm and inviting. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kasey said...

There's something handmade in every room (even bathrooms!). Framed cross-stitch, wall quilts, mug rugs, lap quilts, and our bedspread is actually the first quilt I ever made. I love making stuff, especially when it's functional.

SheilaS said...

Your quilting blew me away! Beautiful!!!! Being a senior, I still do everything the homemade old fashioned way-cooking from scratch, home made quilts, counted cross stitch pictures, etc. It's the little home made touches that make a house a home!

Michele said...

I used to do a ton of counted cross stitching back in the day but more these days quilts and wall hangings are finding their ways into my home. My daughter loves to cuddle with my very 1st quilt made practically every day. Or it becomes the roof for a new tent.

suesinger said...

My type of book

Pat said...

Quilts, wallhangings and tablerunners are all part of my home, changing them out with the seasons/holidays. Your quilting is fantastic.

Jitka said...

Love book.
I use home most of my quilt.
I like your quilting.

Lou said...

Congrats on being published! Great quilting!
Ok I work in a studio behind the house but if you were to actually go in my house there are quilts on the couch, in racks and I am betting threads on my chair on the rug around it:) I love to do handwork in the evenings:)
I either sew or quilt almost everyday:) Keeps me sane:)

Pinspot said...

I haven't really done anything to make my home 'homemade.' That's why I need the book! I've painted furniture and what not, but no fabric crafts.

cdb said...

Congratulations, wow is all I can say!
I love the homemade look and having quilts around to cuddle in helps achieve this look, also candles- I love candles and have them flickering on has a cosy feeling too as well as the smell of home cooking.
Dianne

Lyn said...

I usually make things to give away as gifts..but lately I have been making some mini quilts to display on one of those little table stands...

Kathy Wilson said...

I'd love to have this book! Love your blog

Kathy Wilson said...

I'd love to have this book! Love your blog

Sallie said...

I have quilts all over the house. Thanks for the giveaway! Your quilting is amazing!

TADVR said...

Love you're work! I try to make things for the house and the kids (even if their now young adults) Am currently making Texas state flag curtains for son's new home. Next week I begin workshops for the Girl Scouts to make quilts.

Thumper said...

Your quilting is absolutely stunning! My quilts are definitely handmade but still have personality and a lot of my own love sewn in. I try to infuse my love and care of family and friends in every aspect of my home. Thanks for the inspiration!

Judith Blinkenberg said...

What a wonderful book and your quilting is superior to any I have ever seen. That quilt is prettier with your quilting. My home is in the country and I have made a few quilts giving most away and keeping just 3. I also crochet. We have a large garden and 22 chickens so we are very busy. I also enjoy trying new receipes from my blogs.

Judy1522 said...

Your quilting is beautiful! We have many handmade items in our home and I think it makes a home more cozy and warm. I have made some of the items myself and purchased others.

Alexis said...

Your quilting is truly amazing. I try to make my home handmade by finding (cheap) ways to make decorations, etc. instead of buying them. I like that I save money and it adds a nice touch. Plus, I just feel like I did something really cool when I see it.

Deb said...

I have table runners that are handmade on my tables, quilts thrown over backs of chairs, etc., and wall hangings on the wall. It looks like a quilty home! And I love it!

Florence said...

Tempting book ! Thanks for the chance !
My home is full of handmade things ... for decorating walls but I especially make useful objects like bags, purses ...

Jude Edling said...

The quilting really makes that little quilt. I have a handmade home because I make so much stuff, where else would it go. I give it away, too. I have 2 friends that rule the handmade universe so I'm just ordinary.

Gretchen said...

I keep my house a homemade house by using and enjoy my quilts. They are on the bed, on the couch, on the chairs and ready to be used and loved. Thanks for the chance at the book, it looks great!

Robin T said...

My home is homey with quilts by me and stained glass by my husband hanging here and there. We also have a beautiful yard with lots of green, flowers and birds flying about to view from inside thanks to my husband. Beautiful book by Sherri and quilting by you!

Susan Arnold said...

Wallhangings, placemats, and a few throw quilts make my house a 'handmade home'!
Congrats to both of you on your books!

Karen said...

Quilting is only one of my crafty passions, so I have supplies, tools, patterns, and inspiration everywhere in my small home. It is very cluttered which I do not like, but I can always see something completed or underway which I DO like.

Regina Harris said...

I have project ranging from little coasters to bed quilts. I save the cut-off triangle corners to fill jelly jars with "fabric jam" to place in wodws.

Anonymous said...

The quilt is absolutely beautiful!
My home has everything from quilts and homemade pillows to cross stitched birth records.

Terri said...

I love to cook and am always trying to recreate food we have when we eat out. I also love making small quilts that I can place around our home.

Rebekah Gustafson said...

My home is filled with lots of homemade. I have filled walls and beds, covered tables and added little touches with quilts all over. Also I have decorated with several of my grandmothers homemade cross- stitched pictures which I treasure so much.

Anda W said...

I love handmade everything! I crochet blankets, dishclothes and scarves...I sew my own window coverings and create my own quilts! awolk at rogers dot com

trudys_person said...

I like to have quilts and other projects all around! Thank you for the giveaway!

Jantine said...

When you look around in my house there are projects everywhere... in the living room where a sewing machine is set up permanently for piecing... in my sewing room, where another machine is found, mainly used for quilting... in the TV cupboard where my hand projects are, on the laundry line where you find new washed fabrics etc. I really can't live without!

Renea said...

My home is filled with quilts, wallhangings and table runners. Thanks for the giveaway.

karen k said...

Beautiful quilting! I am a beginner so my home has many spots for quilted items! Love the book and the chance to win a copy! Thanks.

bobbie23nc said...

Judy, I do love your "art of quilting" and stand amazed at your talents. I try to make our home a handmade home by showing to Whom our hearts belong in some manner in every room.

Carol Cervelló said...

Wow, amazing book.
Thnaks for the chance to win !!

Diana Mattoni said...

We've moved quite a bit in the last 4 years and since we haven't always been in a home that we own trying to make a place feel like home can be a challenge since you can't always paint walls, etc. That's why my favorite way to make our place feel more "homey" is to put up easy floating shelves (from Ikea) where we can rotate out family pictures and there are lots of handmade textiles (quilts, knitted blankets, sewn coasters, table runners, etc) all around the house to bring in some color and warmth.

SewLindaAnn said...

handmade lap quilts for t.v. watching, crocheted scarves for warmth in the winter, quilts for the bed, shopping bags made by me. I try to have as much made by me in all areas of our lives instead of buying new.

Jennifer Blanton said...

I try to make a lot of things that I use- cloth napkins, throw pillows, curtains, lap throws, potholders, and other various things that are made with lots of love.

sue said...

Love the quilting! I too am not the most organized quilter and always have at least 3 to 4 project taking place.

M.W. said...

My house has quilts everywhere and I am lucky enough to have alot of my furniture home made by my dad.
Shawn

Sharon Dawn said...

Your work really added perfect touches to an already wonderful quilt top!! It is a beautiful, cooperative piece!!

We made our home handmade when we helped to build it from the designs our family made together. I am looking forward to finishing all of those great "final touches" we wanted to add...but we need to stop making the list longer!!

Sarah_L_N said...

My house is slowly filling with things I have made, without me really realising it. I actually looked around my living room this morning and realised every single cushion (7 of them) and one of the blankets were made by me, then went into the kitchen where there are 3 bags/pouches I made and that is only the downstairs and the sewing. There is crochet scattered around everywhere too and more sewing upstairs!

Anonymous said...

Every room in my home has something I have created, and every item has been made with love for my family. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Laura Pendley said...

most of my house is quilts and other projects that I have made. They make my house my home

mvink said...

I need to do more for my home. I d like to have a lot more handmade items displayed. I make a lot for family and friends. I have my hank knit blanket, some amigurumis, sewn pillows, and a couple wall hangings. Thank you for the chance!

Quiltsmiles said...

Your quilting absolutely ROCKS!!!! Love it and Sherri must too.
You can tell my home is homemade with the eclecticness of it but also with the quilts, wallhangings and home made fridge magnets and other crafty goodness decorating the seasons. :)
Thanks for the chance. Jane

Jessica Brinkerhoff said...

I think anything home made its worth a lot more than something purchased! I love being able to make something that I love and then be able to use it!

Barb said...

I love your blog! I knit, sew, cook and bake. It's all pretty much hand made!

Audrey said...

WOW - your quilting is fabulous! I like your idea of scheduling quilting time even if just for an hour. I need to adopt that! I'd love to win this book. The projects look fabulous!

Diane E W said...

Quilts, quilts, quilts make my home homey

lisa cox said...

Quilts and homemade pillows everywhere!

Janine Beckert said...

Let's see, I have quilted wallhangings, placemats, table runners, potholders, and bed quilts....as well as thousands of *potential* handmade projects waiting in my fabric stash!
quercus@hughes.net
Jan.

1of4 said...

My home has quilts on the walls, sofa and tables. I use them to make my home feel "homey".

lauraluvsloons said...

My home is the ultimate hand-made home because it is a log cabin built from a kit, made by my husband and myself. Of course I have lovely quilts hanging on the log walls all seasons too.

barefootT said...

Book looks wonderful. I have quilting here and there, quilts on the beds. Wall hangings. Also many pieces of various types of Native American art, made by family and friends.And the most important to me, artwork made by my children, and grand daughter.

cat said...

I work on making my home handmade by making it comfortable and keep it simple.

Judy said...

You name it, I make it. I make my own laundry detergent, liquid fabric softener, hand cream. I cook from scratch, and all that makes me happy. There is fabric and projects from pillar to post in my house. And I would not change a thing.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I'm catching up on this hop and just left a comment about your quilting on Helen's Fairy Quilt and now to see your quilting is also in Sherri's book, Congratulations! Your quilting is so awesome! I'd love to be a quilter like you when I grow up, hehe. Great job! How wonderful you have a book coming out as well, that's neat! My homemade home is made by things my kids have made, family photos and all the projects I've done and am doing. Sherri's book looks wonderful, fingers crossed!

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com


Liz said...

wow! so many comments .....I might just have to buy the book. it looks very fun and your quilting is fun! i have an old, old wooden ladder that reaches to the ceiling with some of my homemade quilts. i have had comments about where the ladder might lead to:)

Miss Lori said...

I make my house a home by tucking little handmade things all over,,, shelves, tables,,, I use quilts, flowers, things that my children have made to preciouse gifts;..

would love to win this book

Janine said...

Love your quilting! I have some quilts around our home.

Leslie at the Sugarhouse said...

Judi, your free motion quilting skills blow me away! I just saw the Fairy Quilt you did for Helen, WOW!
Thanks for joining in on "A quilting Life Blog Tour". I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this one! Sherri's book looks wonderful :)

Donna Allen said...

My home is a homemade home with quilts all over! I need more walls!

Hands Sew Full said...

Well I loved your quilting in the beginning and I love watching what it has developed into! Your work is always inspiring and I would be thrilled to see it in print! Thanks!

Mom C said...

Love your quilting, so amazing. When we did some remodeling 3 years ago, my decorator friend mentioned, as we were trying to find art for my walls, that everything I have has meaning to me. I have handmade wall hangings from family members, water colors by long dead relatives, pictures and curios from trips and missionary children. She tried to make as many work with the new colors and decor,as she could. The rest got moved elsewhere. They all mean love to me. thanks.

Kathy C said...

I have quilts hung on many walls and quilted pillows on the sofa. My weekend project is scrap potholders.
kcannon@anwsu.org

QuilterB said...

LOVE all the great designs I see! What great inspiration

Inch Worm Fabrics said...

I love quilting... but give it all away... someday I will have time to make my home more of the handmade home I see all over blog land... what an inspiration. I love embroidery (hand) and piece quilting. they other stuff... is okay but not my favorite. Love your work!!

nancy b. said...

My husband and I both like to work with our hands, he's a farmer, after all! I have always sewn, crafted and quilted...have handmade things in every room. Love looking at your quilting, too!

Marcia W. said...

Good books must start with great quilts. Congratulations on your contribution to this book.

Kerry L. said...

I have a lot of quilts around my house plus hooked rugs and pillows!! Would love to Sherri"s book!!!!

colleen said...

I make few meals in abundance and freeze the extra so I can have meals ready to go when we have been on the go. I'd rather eat at home than have a fast food meal . I love to eat out but not because we have to.

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