Well, looky here! I've whipped up a brand new blog, just to talk about quilting. The online quilt world seems to be quite large and I'm getting more involved in it. There are block drives, bees, link up parties, contests and more, and having a dedicated blog makes participating in those a lot easier.
So welcome to my Quilt Odyssey, a journey (by boat, of course) from beginner to something slightly more than a beginner. I've moved all my previous quilt-related posts from our travel blog, Our Odyssey, over here to have them all in one place. If you've been following along over there, everything below this post is old material (Ha! Get it? Quilts, cotton, material!)
If you're a new reader, here's the story in a nutshell. I live full time aboard a boat named "Vector" with my husband, Sean, and our cat, Angel. We are currently traveling up the western coast of Florida. About two years ago, I got the quilting bug and started sewing in our second stateroom, now called The Quilt Room. It's a pretty big room for a boat, but a pretty small room for a sewing studio, so I am concentrating on smaller projects like lap- and child-sized quilts.
I have made one large quilt, though: a queen sized cover for our bed. It seems huge to me, and it certainly is difficult to take photos of something that size on a 52-foot long boat. You know how other bloggers spread their quilts on the lawn or drape them artfully from a tree in the backyard? Yeah, that's not happening for me. Since forgot to take a picture of the back of when I originally documented it, today Sean fixed that omission. The photo at the top of this post shows the back of Exuberant Color, and the front is on the far right in the blog header picture. We took a number of photos to get the blog header and it was nerve wracking to have all my hard work hanging precariously over the water from spring loaded clamps. The boat is salty and dirty, too, so I didn't want to drape anything freshly washed over the side. I won't be setting up many more "side of the boat" photo shoots.
In the meantime, watch this space for more frequent quilting updates, and thanks for following along. If you leave me a comment and aren't a "no-reply" blogger, I'll write back.