EDITED: – Apparently I can’t follow directions very well. I posted this way too early so I took it down and re-posted today. I always jump ahead! Now you can understand why I have problems following patterns.
Thanks so much to Plum & June for hosting the Let’s Get Acquainted Blog Hop 2013. I’ve found some truly awesome blogs through this.
I started sewing 3 years ago this month. I was out of commission for almost a year due to a house fire, so I’ve actually been sewing for just over two years.
First Quilt: (first sewing project, for that matter)
I’ve always enjoyed crafts like crochet, embroidery, jewelry, paper, on and on but nothing would ‘stick’. I lose interest pretty quickly. So I was very wary about sewing and investing in the machine and fabrics. No one in my family sews and I had no experience whatsoever.
I’m happy to say that I’m in love with quilting and don’t see that changing. Fabric is too near and dear to my heart. I learned to sew and quilt by watching TONS of YouTube videos and the blogging world. I can’t thank the interwebs enough!
I jumped into free motion quilting with my 2nd quilt:
Since those first couple of weeks I’ve made many quilts and hope to make tons more.
Last finished quilt:
What is six-two-seven? My husband and I started dating on 6/27/07 and were married on 6/27/11. When I first started this blog I didn’t even own a sewing machine. I just enjoyed making things and needed a name that wasn’t specific to a particular craft. So that’s how I came up with 627handworks.
Favorite non-quilt project: My (beloved) Weekender. I am still surprised that I was able to make this thing.
I also love, love, love my triple zipper pouch. If you haven’t made one, you should! I store all my English Paper Piecing supplies in it.
Favorite Notion: I’ve found that I cannot live without Wonder Clips. I use these for everything! I rarely pin anymore; the clips are great for piecing, too.
Most recently I started hosting a weekly link party. It’s called Thursday Threads and I would love for you to share your embroidery, crochet, quilting, sewing, anything made with thread!
I’m on the last stretch of Block Rock’n with 4 blocks to go. It’s a free paper piecing series that I release a pattern for every other Friday. Here are a couple of the blocks:
Be sure to check out the other Blog Hop Bloggers this week!
Oh! If you haven’t entered my Giveaway, entries are open through July 17th.