Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Have you ever?
I found this at Shelina’s blogg. Reading thru her “statements” it felt like we were some kind of twins. Well, and there are always something that doesn’t match.

All these questions, and they are all about quilting. Amazing. Either you quilt, or you don’t, my husband would have sad.
Anyway, I enjoyed all these questions. I learned something about myself: I’ve done a lot of different stuff during the years that I’ve been quilting. And I’ve loved it.

And still there were some question I did not understand:
What is a Journal Quilt, and a Sashiko, and I don’t know what a Ostritch RR is?
Is there anybody out there that can answer me?

Here is my “quilting life”:

Have You Ever?

1. Taken a quilting class
2. Paper pieced
3. Hand quilted
4. Hand pieced
5. Created your own pattern

6. Published a pattern in a magazine or book
7. Gone on a quilting retreat
8. Gone to a quilting convention
9. Met someone who wrote a quilting book
10 combined your quilting with some other craft
11. Done any three dimensional quilting - like fabric origami

12. Made something using Thimbleberries fabric
13. Made something using batiks
14. Dyed your own fabric
15. Made a landscape hanging
16 Made a New York Beauty quilt
17 Made a baby quilt
18 Made a wall hanging
19 Made a journal quilt
20 Submitted your journal quilt for viewing
21 Made a fabric postcard
22 Made a artistic trading card (ATC)
23 Exchanged artistic trading cards
24. Mailed your own postcard
25. Made a lap quilt

26 Made a twin size quilt
27 Made a full size quilt
28 Made a queen size quilt
29 Made a king size quilt
30 Donated a quilt to charity
31 Sent a quilt out to a quilter
32 Thrown away a UFO
33 Given away a UFO
34 Cut up a UFO and made something else with it
35 Ripped fabric instead of cutting it
36 Made a quilt exactly like the pattern, with no changes whatsoever
37 Done any Sashiko
38 Quilted your own quilt
39 Did free motion quilting
40 Put any embroidery or beads on your quilt
41 Given away your quilt to a stranger
42 Swapped fabric
43 swapped blocks
44 participated in a round robin

45 participated in an ostritch round robin
46 kept a journal about your quilting
47 written a letter to someone who made an antique quilt
48 kept a blog about your quilting
49 participated in a gift exchange
50 sent a quilting random act of kindness
51 joined a newsgroup about quilting
52 made a quilt using a pattern from quilterscache
53 joined an online block of the month
54 made a block of the month quilt
55 subscribed to a fabric of the month club
56 bought fabric at an online store
57 bought fabric from ebay
58 own more than one sewing machine
59 have a room dedicated solely to sewing
60 hide a fabric purchase
61 finished making a holiday gift before July
62 spent more than $200 in one quilt shopping trip
63 made a quilt using a book from the library
64 worked with someone else to make a quilt
65. joined a quilt guild
66 become president of a quilt guild
67 taught a quilting class
68 helped someone else get the quilting bug
69 taught a child to sew
70 made a Dear Jane block
71 Made a miniature quilt
72 watch QNN - quilters news network
73 subscribe to a quilting magazine from your own country
74 subscribe to a quilting magazine from another country
75 buy fabric from another country
76 swapped completed quilts with someone else
77 asked for quilting help online
78 gone to a quilt shop to ask for quilting help
79 bought fabric at a local quilt shop
80 traveled more than 100 miles to go to a quilt shop
81 used nontraditional fabric for a quilt - something other than cotton or flannel

82 made a quilt using instructions given to you on a blog

83 make comments on someone's quilting blog
84 meet a quilter in person after only having talked online
85 had a quilting retreat in your home
86 own quilting software
87 made a quilt you designed on your quilting software
88 done any quilt research - history, interviewing quilters, etc.
89 had any quilt related subject published anywhere
90 donated a quilt to a museum
91 bought a quilt from a thrift store
92 made a quilt using fabric from a thrift store
93 made a quilt using photos
94 made a pastel quilt
95 made a quilt using brights
96 made a quilt using ethnic fabric from another country - African, Asian, etc.
97 made a quilt using leftover blocks from other quilts
98 had your quilt in a magazine, newspaper, newsletter, TV, etc.
99. Submitted your quilt to a quilt show.
100. won any ribbons with your quilts
101 had more finished quilts than UFOs
102 made a quilt using reproduction fabrics
103 took a break from quilting that was longer than a year
104 made money with your quilting
105 had a job in the fabric / quilting industry


Maureen said...

I can help you with two of your questions:
First "Journal quilts" are normally an A4 size( 8.5 by 11 inches) and done in the portrait or vertical shape.They are a means of trying out new tecniques and methods and you "journal" or keep notes of what you did and why.....(there are 5 or 6 throughout my Blog for this year)

SASHIKO is a Japanes term aning developed originally to make warm garments by stitching two pieces of heavy fabric together......generally a dark indigo fabric with close stitching in a heavy white thread.The stitching patterns are based on things from nature bamboo,ocean waves,tortoise shell pattern,pampas grass; etc.

I think you also mentioned "ostrich" do tell me if you find out an explanation please.

Shelina said...

Thank you for completing my meme. You have a wonderful blog, and I plan to spend some more time visiting here.
You already have two answers, but let me tell you more.
Journal quilts are paper size quilts that were created by the quiltart newsgroup. You make one a month as a journal about your month, and to learn different techniques. They are displayed at different venues in the states.
Shashiko is different kinds of stitching made by the Japanese. This kind of stitching can be used to quilt quilts.
Ostritch is a round robin that you make all by yourself. Each month, the leader will tell you the theme for the round. Instead of sending your center to someone else, you work on it yourself, using the theme the leader told you. It is a way to work in a group without worrying about different skills or different preferences ruining your quilt.