Please join me in welcoming today’s guest blogger Kim Hanson as she shares some of her gorgeous quilt mash-ups.
Great day to you! I’m Kim Hanson and I love quilting.The endless possibilities that fabric art offers is both seductive and addictive to me. I am grateful to be able to work daily in my home studio and run a website – www.KimHansonQuilts.com.
Delicious colors combinations, charming and whimsical embroidery designs and such fun and easy, breezy patterns bring the Quilt Creator (You!) so much personal satisfaction and the Q.R. (quilt recipient) so much delight. Any of my patterns can be customized by the Q.C. for the Q.R. with ease and a little pre-planning.
Take My Flower Garden for example. Crazy quilting with an embroidered twist!
Step #1: Decide who the Q.R. will be and what theme your quilt will portray.
Step #2: (Fun part……) Sit down with your fabric stash and choose fabric colors that will suit your theme and your Q.R. Better yet, jump online or head to your favorite quilt shop and purchase some brand new fabrics.
Step #3: Head on over to a great embroidery website that features downloadable designs and shop to your generous heart’s delight. (I totally love www.embroidables.com and have used many of their designs in my work.)
Step #4: Begin your creative process and love, love, love what you do! It will show in every stitch that you make. Your embroidered quilt will shine and your Q.R. will love your work and cherish the project. So much fun!
Mash-ups are what I love the most – what is your favorite mash-up?
Here are a few of mine:
Combining two things that you love can lead to unexpected outcomes. The joy of creation is one of life’s greatest pleasures.