<![CDATA[Quilting Is My Bliss - Blog]]>Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:34:04 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Exciting News!]]>Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:46 GMThttp://quiltingismybliss.com/blog/exciting-newsHi Everyone!  I have some exciting news....I wrote a longarm quilting book. It's a longarm quilting workbook with some tips on basic skills, techniques and motifs/designs to help get you started with your longarm quilting.  It is also a great book for those of you that already longarm quilt as I have some fun ideas on how to quilt something, to motifs/designs, a couple projects and lots of eye candy included!

My book is scheduled to release on October 4, 2017 and will be spiral bound for $30.95.  If you would like to purchase a copy of my book you can find it in my shop.  I'll be autographing each book and sending it out as soon as it arrives.  

Thank you to everyone for all of your support.  I'm anxious for you to see my new book!

Happy Quilting!

<![CDATA[Winner - New York Beauties & Flying Geese]]>Mon, 15 May 2017 21:32:38 GMThttp://quiltingismybliss.com/blog/winner-new-york-beauties-flying-geeseWe have a winner!  Linda Willamson I have sent you an email. Please send me your information so I can give to Carl to send you one of his books.  Thank you everyone for following our blog hop for Carl's new book.  It was so fun to read all the comments.

Happy Quilting!

<![CDATA[New York Beauties & Flying Geese by Carl Hentsch]]>Thu, 04 May 2017 13:00:00 GMThttp://quiltingismybliss.com/blog/new-york-beauties-flying-geese-by-carl-hentsch

Hello there!  Welcome to my new website.  I'm so excited to kick this off with Carl's new book on this blog tour.  If you haven't heard about Carl you need to check out his Instagram and Facebook 3DogDesign.  He is a very talented book/pattern designer.  His talent for choosing color palettes for his quilts is outstanding. And his piecing skills are to die for.  Perfect piecing! A longarm quilter's dream come true!

I have been in awe of his talent for about 2 years now, so when Carl contacted me a couple years ago and asked if I would like to quilt a couple of his quilts for his new book I was, of course, thrilled to be able to be a part of this project. Carl sent me these gorgeous quilts and told me to do what ever I wanted.  Here are a couple of pictures I took of these wonderful quilts before I sent them home.

This first one is called Pandemonium - Jewels of the Amazon.  Look at these colors he put together..they are Kaffe Fassett shot cottons paired with a large floral print.  
This quilt is called Twin Dragons - The Legend of Yin and Yang.  What a great quilt this would make for a guy.  I know we all struggle with choosing a good guy quilt.  This one is definitely it! 
And this quilt is called Sorbet - 32 flavors.  Can you say Yummy!  Again his fabric choices are just spot on.  
I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of Carl's book and was able to try one of these patterns out.  I have to say, when I first started quilting for him I was thinking there is no way I could piece something this gorgeous and probably wouldn't attempt it.  After reading his book, I thought I would make up a project to share on this blog post.  It was so easy to make. The arcs are all done using foundation paper piecing and went together so beautifully! I decided to make Rust after I fell in love with the quilt he did for Tula Pink's booth made out of Tabby Road.  I chose Slow and Steady by Tula Pink as my fabric choice.  Here is the quilt all made up, quilted and even bound!
The only issue I had was I needed to trim the solid blocks on two sides down by 1/4" in order for them to sit on top of the previous arcs, like clamshells. Just a little tidbit to share with you as that is not in the book.  I had some fun custom quilting it! 
And I have to share this sweet little quilt model of mine!  This is my Bella and she loves my new quilt and of course, Carl's book.  
I would highly recommend this book  to anyone out there that wants to try something a little different.  He has so many beautiful quilts including pillows in this book.  So many different variations of the quilts can be made just by switching out the arcs.

Here is the line up for the blog tour:

Mon. May 1:
C&T Publishing | http://www.ctpub.com/blog/
Tues. May 2:
Scott Hansen http://bluenickelstudios.com/blog/
Wed. May 3:
Sandy Whitelaw: https://upstairshobbyroom.blogspot.ca/
Thurs. May 4:
Teresa Silva: http://quiltingismybliss.com
Fri. May 5:
Angie Wilson: http://www.gnomeangel.com/
Mon. May 8:
Tracy Mooney (Generation Q Magazine): http://generationqmagazine.com/
Tues. May 9:
Pink Door Fabrics: Instagram @pinkdoorfabrics
Web. May 10:
Melissa Shields: http://www.quiltingroomwithmel.com/
Thurs. May 11:
Sara Lawson: http://sewsweetness.com/blog
Fri. May 12:
Carl Hentsch (me): http://3dogdesignco.blogspot.com/

Let's have a little fun! Carl will send out a new book to any one in the US and a digital copy to anyone out of the states.  Leave me a comment and let me know which project you think you would like to make out of Carl's book.  I'll choose a winner on May 15 so make sure and check back here to see who won!

I appreciate you stopping by and I can't wait to see your projects.  Happy Quilting!

<![CDATA[Sharon's Quilt]]>Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:27:44 GMThttp://quiltingismybliss.com/blog/sharons-quiltI recently quilted this gorgeous Pixie Medallion quilt for Sharon of Color Girl Quilts.  I had some fun custom quilting it for her.  Here are a couple pics of this finished beauty.
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have found my new website okay.  Happy Quilting!

<![CDATA[Welcome!]]>Sat, 04 Mar 2017 01:05:42 GMThttp://quiltingismybliss.com/blog/welcomeHi There!  Thanks for visiting my website. I'm going to try and keep this updated a little better than I have in the past.  You can see my past blog posts at quiltingismybliss.blogspot.com  I'm in the middle of converting my blog to a website. 

I want to share my love of quilting with everyone and hope you will follow along with my journey. I have a couple of exciting things happening this year towards the fall.  I've been working hard on a big project that I can't share with you quite yet.