Thursday, August 27, 2015

Backing and a Gift

These three fabrics make up the scrappy backing of the petals quilt.

Now the quilt and the backing are folded up and ready to go. I'm also working on the backing the the Blue Boy Rail Fence.

Charlotte asked me a while ago why I blog. It's a long story, but mostly I do it to share what I do. Quilters are all over the world, and blogging helps me find other quilters like me, and gives me ideas and inspiration. I always knew I was an oddball, that I look at the world differently, that my work, and my quilts were different from anybody else's. Blogging gave me an opportunity to explain how I got here, to show how my worldview affects my work. How I get from point A to point B. Because most people look at my work and can't figure out how or why I did it. 

It's like talking to yourself in the dark. You never know if anybody else is out there, or really listening, or if anybody even cares. Or would notice if I stopped.

But there are folks out there listening. Caring. Reading. Thinking. Experimenting. I've made my best friends through blogland, and I am not joking. Blogging has changed, and in many ways, saved my life.

Go read Valerie Levy's post today. It's here:

That pretty much sums up why I do what I do, and why I have tears in my eyes right now.


Quiltdivajulie said...

I couldn't agree more about the positive aspects of sharing our selves and our process on our blogs - excellent post!

Now, where's MY tissue?

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

You are so right, on so many levels, thank you for this post! Why we do what we do... quilting, blogging, explaining why we do what we do certainly takes the proper audience, blogging offers exactly that.

Monica McCurty said...

We are out here!! I enjoy reading your blog and seeing the project you work on, as well as Millie and Quilt Diva Julie. Thank you all for sharing your ideas and processes.

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

LOVE to read the blogs about your quilting (I'm almost done with my first bed-sized flimsy!!) so please don't stop. We're out here, really!

Cheryl said...

I'm always humbled by the time and effort that people put into their blogs. To me, it's a good sign that creativity is alive and well and that we humans really DO want to connect and get to know each other.
Lynne I really appreciate you taking the time to explain your process to us. Your blossom quilt was a perfect example....boy I learned a lot from was good as is, but just a little bit of tweaking and its a stunner. I get a kick out of hearing what you and Millie are up to also and I'm so glad that you benefit as well. Your blog always puts a smile on my face as well. Of course now you've introduced me to another cool the block you sent her. It will be fun to see that quilt progress.

Anonymous said...

We might not comment much any more - but we do read daily. Purrs to Ms. Millie.

Just Ducky said...

This is only part of you. Miss Millie and your old cooking blog are still out there. English muffin bread!

Monday walkers said...

Lovely blog, Lynne.

Megan sends her apologies for not being able to keep in touch - problem with the Internet connection - despite constant phone calls to her provider, nothing will be done until early next week. She is NOT happy.

Best wishes fron Noela (Sydney).

Sharon said...

I read your blog - every post! It is one of my favorites! I've learned so much from you and your blog. I love "visiting" with you and Millie. You're so right - blogging is kind of like talking in the dark!

I really appreciate you showing us what you do and why you do it. You've made me more critical (in a good way) of my own work, and helped my "up my game". Please don't stop! And I agree with you - blogging has really truly changed my life and my quilting!