Hi, this is my first “Around the World Blog Hop” I would like to introduce myself and also share some links to some very inspirational quilters. My name is Wendy Kruskie I live in North Carolina. I am married to a wonderful guy that continues to support me and encourage me in this wonderful world of quilting. I have been quilting for about 2 years and I am constantly learning new things. I was invited to join the Hop by Jennifer Schifano Thomas @ CurlicueCreations
. One of her most recent quilt designs is Cosmic Blast, see below.
Isn't it out of this world? The pattern is in the Fall 2014 issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. You have to check out her blog she has so much to share. Her designs have been in too many magazines to count.Thanks for inviting me Jennifer!
Now to answer the Hop questions:
1. What am I working on?
I am working on a lot of different things. I am in a "Rush"
to finish a wall hanging for the “Rush Hour” blog hop. Here is a little sneak peak.
Here is some progress on “Frog Days of Summer”
Laying it out
Checking out the bottom blocks with the applique
Fused but not yet sewn.
and here is where I am now.
I am almost done but had to put it on hold for the upcoming Rush Hour hop. I am also going to be in the “Black Cat Crossing”
Hop. I have started the design but not cut or sewn anything yet. I have a couple of charity quilts I am working on and a new Christmas wreath quilt I will be starting at my quilt bee tonight.
2. How does my work differ from others?
I would say it is all over the place. I never know what I will be doing next. I like to try too many different things at once. Something that pops in my head is how I start to draw and doodle to get my concept going. My granddaughters visited recently and were having a great time learning to fish. They actually “liked” the worms that they were fishing with and wanted to keep them as pets. So I came up with a worm block. I don’t think I have ever seen one before LOL. This is the block that I designed.
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
It is nice to get feedback from people that enjoy the same hobby. Sometimes it is hard to find people that can appreciate the time and effort we put into our creations. The internet has become a great place to share and find inspiration from so many other people all over the world.
4. How does my writing/creating process work?
I am not really sure. I am pretty new at this. I have been quilting for a couple of years. I am just now learning EQ7 and having a blast with the software. As stated before some crazy idea pops in my head. I make a quick doodle and then go play in EQ7. Here is a doodle. Which is my rush hour project. What a bad doodle. LOL...I know some people have wonderful elaborate drawings. Mine are just drawn in under a minute hee hee. It works!
I still have a lot to learn and I look forward to seeing new creations from each of you every day.
So now for a short introduction to another inspiration in my life, you may have seen her site. If not check it out. Bea @ Beaquilter
Her designs have also been in several magazines. Her most recent quilt design is in the July/August 2014 issue of McCall’s Quilting.
She has an EQ7 teaching tutorial
every Tuesday. Bea should be posting to Around the World Blog Hop post up next Monday September 22nd. Check it out!
Until next time have a Kwilt Krazy day!