Let’s Get Acquainted!

Let's Get AquaintedBeth from Plum and June has put together a fun blog hop so that new bloggers can get to know each other better, and those more experienced can find new ideas to make unique quilty projects!

I myself have only been blogging for a short while and am having a blast finding all sorts of interesting things to read. In fact, I just started a weekly blog post summarizing my web hopping, called Christa’s Quilt Links.

It’s my week to introduce myself during her hop so here goes:

Earlier Quilt

Earlier Quilt

I have been quilting for almost 19 years but it feels like I’ve barely just begun. I started by tying quilts for charity and thought that was the most fun thing ever.Then a friend introduced me to machine quilting and I’ve never looked back!

In between raising kids, I’ve sold some of my quilts, have taught numerous quilting classes and have been an active member of my quilting guild.

I’m still searching for my “niche” but  I am attracted to bright clear colors and  bold geometric shapes.  The clean lines and intense “negative space” of the Modern Quilting aesthetic suits me to a “tee!”

Current Project

Current Project

About 6 years ago, my husband Jason quilt his job as a CPA to join me in making our on-line quilt shop our full-time business.

Charming Chevrons

Charming Chevrons

It was started about 9 years ago on a whim when a former student of mine suggested I sell my extra fabrics on eBay. I’m glad I took her up on that!

Currently, my blog allows me to put together simple tutorials that I eventually hope to publish as patterns.

You can quilt along with me right now and make your own version of my “Charming Chevrons” quilt now in progress.

You can also make either of my previous Do-It-Yourself quilt projects: The Jolly Jelly Roll Quilt and Baby Bricks.

Baby Bricks

Baby Bricks

Every 6-8 weeks I demonstrate the entire process  of making a quilt from cutting and piecing to machine quilting, basting and binding.

Jolly Jelly Roll Quilt

Jolly Jelly Roll Quilt

Thanks for visiting!

Here are a few more blogs you can visit on your journey. Happy blog hopping!

Gertie from Quilting for England

Pat from Color Me Quilty

Cathy from Cut it Straight

15 thoughts on “Let’s Get Acquainted!

  1. Audrey says:

    Your jolly jelly roll quilt looks like such fun! I’ve never worked with a jelly roll before, but this might be the project to try! 🙂 Nice to meet you!

  2. Cynthia says:

    Christa, nice to learn more about you via the blog hop. I noticed your previous post about voting. This year was different for me as I voted absentee from here in Japan and it was also the first time my oldest kids could vote! Anyway… I look forward to following your blog. The chevrons are so graphic and pretty.

  3. Foster says:

    Nice to meet you on the blog hop. I love your Chevron and Jelly Roll quilts. I think it is cool your husband quit his job to help you. What a great guy.

  4. Martha says:

    Hi Chirsta it is so nice and inspirational to hear how you got to transform your love of quilting into a full-time business.
    Your patterns are fantastic! I hope to one day make your chevron quilt.

  5. Material Girl Quilts says:

    So nice to meet you Christa, you have some beautiful patterns and I hope my little online fabric grows into a full time job like yours has. Thanks for sharing.
    Amanda

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