Oh boy! An alphabet meme! The entire Quilt Studio webring was tagged by Debra, so here’s mine. Couldn’t resist this one. Plus, I saw another alphabet meme on somebody else’s blog earlier, so I’ve got that one to do some day soon, too!
A- Artist? Is this supposed to be artist I most admire? Most emulate? Wish I could be? I’ll go with admire: Jane Sassaman. I love her work.
B- Best Blogging Buddies? I’m so new at this — I’m not sure I can answer this one (yet)!
C- Crazy or Sane Quilting? Well, my husband would say that all quilting is crazy, but I would have to answer this one "sane". I admire crazy quilting, but it’s not something that I have a desire to do.
D- Dyeing or Stamping? Neither — I’ve wanted to do some dyeing, but am leery of what is required to really do it and be successful.
E- Essential Item? Only one? Computer…….
F- Favorite Fabrics? All of it? It would be easier to say what I don’t like — muddied tones, not crazy about 30s, and orientals don’t do much for me.
G- Great Quilt Design? My favorite block is Churn Dash. I love wholecloths and I would dearly love to do some more appliqué work.
H- Hand or Machine Quilt? Machine quilting, definitely. Though I admire hand quilting, and wish I could do it well and without hand pain.
I- Indispensable Notion? Seam ripper.
J- Janome or Bernina? Bernina.
K- Kits or Original Designs? Both. Original is best, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the occasional kit.
L- Life in the Studio is? Sometimes fun, sometimes frustrating.
M- Most Projects Made in One Year? No idea. A lot.
N- Number of Gadgets? I’m supposed to count these things? You are kidding, right?
O- OH, I wish I hadn’t. . . . .? Cut my finger with my rotary cutter. I think it’s been 3 years? I’ll have the scar (and the memory…) forever, I’m afraid.
P- Pet Peeves about Quilting? Can’t really think of any. Quilting is my passion, and I enjoy the process as much as I enjoy the finished product. I’m sure that tomorrow I’ll think of something that frustrates me, but nothing is coming at the moment!
Q- Quilt Show? Haven’t been to Houston — yet….so for now, it’s a tie between Machine Quilter’s Showcase and Machine Quilter’s Exposition.
R- Reason to Rip Out? Yes, I’m crazy. Yes, I rip out quilting, a lot. I don’t think I’ve ever ripped out an entire quilt, but I’ve removed lots of quilting in the past 5 years. Mostly it’s tension problems, but it’s also often design problems.
S- Sewing or Knitting? Sewing. Although, knitting is kind of fun, too.
T- Tag, You’re It! I don’t think I know anybody else to tag! If you are reading and haven’t done it, please consider yourself tagged! Oh hey — CarlaB — you’re it!
U- FOs? Too numerous too count.
V- Vexing Quilt Pattern? Y seams.
W- Wishlist Item? More hours in the day.
X- Xtra Fabric you will never use? None of it is extra — it’s all part of my palette. That’s my story, anyway.
Y- Your Biggest Goof? Again — only one? I try to look at goofs as opportunities. I think my most recent goof, though, was rolling up a pair of scissors in a customer quilt. Thankfully the hole only went through the top layer and was relatively easy to repair.
Z- Zip! And it’s finished? For some reason this one has me stumped. One of the fastest things I make is a layer of minkee, a layer of batting, a layer of colorful print — quilt it with a fast allover, and you’ve got a really cozy kid snuggler.