Welcome! I'm Val!
I’m very excited today to be taking part in an Around the World Blog Hop, having been invited to do so last week by Vicki from Quilters Mission, you can read her blog hop post right HERE. The goal of this hop is to answer a question or two about your creative process and work and to invite others to join in the fun. I love gaining this insight into others creative minds. (And at the end of my post you can see who I’ve invited to join in.)
So what am I working on at the moment?
Well, visiting my blog, you'll notice I'm a pretty eclectic sewer who dabbles in applique, English Paper Piecing, (love my hexagons) traditional and out-of-the box piecing, long-arm quilting, quilt/sewing area organizing (See my Sunday Organizing Series). And, as if that's not enough, 2014 finds me exploring wool by participating in Sue Spargo's BOM. I have many W.I.P. but let's not talk about those! (wink! wink!) I'd like to personally invite your to stop by on Tuesdays to rejuvenate your OLD posts here at my: Tuesday Archives Linky. Read all about this linky party right here. And feel welcome to check out last week's linky party right here. Take a look around and hopefully you'll be inspired by what you see and become a "follower" and I can visit your blog as well.
How is my work differ from others? What makes my work unique?
I received the nicest compliment from a fellow blogger last week so I'm going to use her description to answer this question: " Val is a quilter and she makes imaginative, happy quilts and she is lightning quick! Val's dog Jackson is a supermodel who somehow makes his way into most quilt pictures! " See....I told you it was nice! LOL! I use patterns sometimes, but mostly enjoy creating my quilts from my imagination and twisting ideas I see from other quilters, like the one in my selfie picture above and this one:
How does my creative process work?
I like to think of my quilt world as my way to:
Not a day goes by that I'm not stitching, sewing or quilting...even if it's just while watching TV at the end of the day. I'm a list maker. So each week starts with a list of blogging and quilting goals. I've always been crafty and realize it's just a part of who I am. I've so enjoyed being part of this blog hop and want to thank you for stopping by!
Be sure to visit Vicki's and July 21st you can looking forward to meeting:
Marianne: She blogs at The Adventurous Quilter. She's a Aussie starting life in Colorado. She's a thrifty gal and mad about Pyrex. And adventurous she is as she and her husband where off on a road trip and actually stopped to meet as they drove through Oregon! Her accent is a hoot! This is us in my studio:
Faith: She blogs at Will It Never End. We have become wonderful "email" buddies through blogging and quilting and she is just the nicest person! She claims to be a slow blogger and let me tell ya, the wait is always worth it as her quilts are wonderful!