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

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15 Responses to Let’s Get Acquainted!

  1. Hi Christa. I’m glad to meet you and find your shop. I’m a big fan of Kaffe prints and see you carry several so next time I’m searching for one I’ll stop by.

  2. Jolie says:

    Hi Christa,
    Lovely quilts you have and I look forward to seeing more of your tutorials.

  3. Patricia L. says:

    Nice to meet you! We have a bit in common. I’m a former quilt shop owner. i love to teach quilting classes. My husband is a CPA too!

  4. 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!

  5. Christa says:

    Thanks for all of the kind comments. It’s been “sew” fun to design these quilts and to find some really great blogs out there!

  6. I love your jelly roll and chevron quilts — such great, simple patterns!

  7. You have some beautiful projects! I love those little bears peeping out from the diamonds! Very cute!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Beth says:

    Great to learn more about you Christa! Your quilts are beautiful. I really like you current project!

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. Lovely to hear more about you and how your business came into being :)

  14. Jenny says:

    You are so lucky to be able to make your love of quilting into a full time business .

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