Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Quilters' Meet and Greet Blog Hop

Welcome to the Quilters' Meet and Greet hosted by Benita @ Victoriana Quilt Designs.  This is a great way to meet new bloggers.

I'm from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, and began quilting in 2003 when I took a class at my LQS to make a quilt for my nephew.  It was a flannel rail fence quilt that was tied.  This quilt has gone on to quilt heaven because it was loved so much.  But my nephew has received many, many more quilts over the years to make up for it.


I started my blog in 2014 -- partly due to the encouragement by a quilt friend and partly because I wanted to win a prize for a quilt along that I wanted to participate in.  😂

You can find quick links for my 2018 finishes in the 2018 Finishes tab.  It's too hard to pick a favourite, so I'll just randomly pick a couple to share with you.

This is the Lisa the Unicorn pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.  I like working with Kona solids, as you'll be able to see if you take a look around.



I've been trying out some new quilting motifs.  I really like the boxy stipple motif that I used on the Digital Wave quilt -- a pattern by Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl.



I've been learning EPP, and this is a current project I'm working on.  I have to make some decisions on border sizes and colours.




I encourage you to visit some of the other blogs participating.  And there's a prize!



Thanks for visiting, and I hope you take a look around my blog.  If you are interested, you can follow me through Bloglovin' or by e-mail -- sign up is at the top right-hand sidebar.






36 comments:

Katy Sweigart said...

I always enjoy your blog! I always want to pull out the solids after seeing what you are up to. ��

Preeti said...

Just 2014!!! You are such a newbie, Anja. It is easy to forget that because your work is lovely and I have watched you improve your FMQ. And now EPP too. I am impressed and humbled too.

Denise :) said...

I like your style...you've shared some intriguing pieces! Nice to meet you! :)

grussick said...

Love your quilts, with a modern twist.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a wonderful aunt you are to have made SEW many replacements for your nephew's quilt that went to quilt heaven!!!

Danice G said...

I have been reading your blog for some time now. Your quilts are truly amazing.

Farm Quilter said...

I also love working with solids - they really make the quilting shine!!

KaHolly said...

Lovely post, Anja! Well done.

Linda said...

I love that boxy stipple. Great job! I have made all my 6 nephews small quilts when they were younger and now I am on the second round making them larger ones.

Diane H said...

Lovely to meet a fellow Canuck and I look forward to following along via email.

Patty said...

Love your work!

Nann said...

The EPP diamond looks like a work of art in itself. The corner tails add to the design. Nice to meet you and see your work. We've made several trips to Atlantic Canada and love that part of the continent.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Love the reason you started a blog! and the quilts are lovely!!

Benita Skinner said...

I love your Digital Wave quilt Anja - so wonderful.
Thanks for being part of the Quilters Meet & Greet! <3

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Love the Gravity quilt in your header! Such a showstopper!!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I was glad to see the pop of orange in the final quilt Anja . I was getting worried there for s bit !

Frédérique said...

Hi Anja, nice to know you better! Beautiful quilts

Tammy said...

Nice to meet you. I love your English paper piecing projects. It is stunning

LJ said...

I love EPP - actually, I love hand sewing. I hope you enjoyed making your tree quilt; sometimes you just have to 'live with it' before making border decisions.

Barb said...

Your quilts with lots of solids are lovely--I have not done an all solid one yet, but intend to at some point! Nice to meet you!
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Ruth said...

Love your EPP project - its looking brilliant and the happy photo of your nephew is lovely!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Lovely quilts! and a Canadian too. I'd love follow your blog. carli the quilter at gmail dot com

wendy said...

Nice to meet you, I enjoyed your blog tour. Thanks!

Sandi1100 said...

I enjoyed looking at your quilts and pillows.

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful work. The EPP is really lovely.

Cheryl said...

Great post, I enjoyed learning a bit more about you Anja. That EPP piece you are working on is stunning!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Nice to meet you on the Quilter's Meet and Greet! Your quilting is lovely, new Bloglovin follower!

Jayne said...

I already follow your blog and really love your Digital Wave quilt

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Nice to meet a fellow Canadian on the tour. That smile on your nephew's face says a lot! Enjoyed my visit - thank you for inviting us.

Calicojoan said...

The smile of that little guys face says it all. Nothing better than our quilts getting loved to death! You EPP is absolutely gorgeous! Glad you joined in on the blogging world.

Melva Nolan said...

So nice to meet you Anja. You use of the solid fabrics are very nice. I seen to collect fabric from others (alot!) and most of the time they include more prints than solids. I make do with what I have. :)

Nancy J said...

Your quilting on Digital Wave is a super finish, and the thread goes so well with those delightful fabric choices.

OhioLori said...

Your projects are all Super!! My Grangirlie would LOVE the Unicorn! :) Thank you for sharing all your Beautiful creations!

MissPat said...

The unicorn pillow is cool. I'm making an EPP with the diamond pieces but turning them into stars using some of my many florals.

BarefootThunder said...

I've got a few granddaughters that would love that pillow. :)

Nicole said...

What a lot of posts I haven't commented on! I love all the pillows and how they're all colour/fabric co-ordinated. Doesn't your guild do a pillow drive for the IWK or something?

And you do seem to make a lot of progress on all your projects. Keep up the good work!