Monday, September 3, 2018

Victoriana Quilt Designs Online Quilters Meet And Greet

It's always fun to meet new bloggers who share the same interests as I do.
Benita at Victoriana Quilt Designs has made that easy by organizing an online quilters 
meet and greet. Thank you, Benita, for putting this together and arranging giveaways!

Benita asked us to send a picture of our favorite quilt and I knew right away which one
to share...The Ladies Diary quilt. I loved the fabrics and the design of this quilt!

The Ladies Diary


Here's a little about me:

I've had a quilt blog for over 10 years.
My blog is called "Just Let Me Quilt" because I was working full-time, taking care 
of a  mentally ill older lady, and I had family living with me. Everyday I begged
 to "just let me quilt." I'm retired now and definitely have the time to quilt!

One of my original blog headers


Blog hops are a favorite thing of mine...I love them! There's always an ongoing list of
 blog hops on my sidebar. Some of them I'm hosting and some of them are ones I've joined.
You should join one...you will love it, too! My next one is Welcome To My House.


I've been married for a really, really, really long time to the same amazing guy
who I met while working at Montgomery Words. He left me a donut and note
on my desk that said, "From the Blue Phantom." I thought it was from someone
else (whoops) but eventually learned it was him. He won my heart!


I'm a mom of four and a grandmother to six boys known as the "Monkey Boys."
Two son-in-laws and a couple extras make me smile!
They rock my world with all their energy.


Sewing and quilting has always been a part of my life, but I'm busier with it now
more than ever. I've learned so much from other quilters over the years!
Years ago my friend, Brenda, taught me to hand quilt on tricot. I would hand draw a design 
on the tricot and then quilt it by hand. It was popular to add lace to the edges back then.


Therm O Web has been so kind to let me design projects for them for almost
two years. Using their products and claiming I love them is not a problem, because
I really do love them. This is a Christmas ornament I designed for a project.


Over the last few years, applique has become my favorite thing to sew and design.
My first attempts at sewing applique were pretty scary looking, but now I
find it relaxing and quite easy to do. Dresden's used to scare me, too, but I love them!

This is one of my newest applique quilts...Ms. Winifred's Closet with 
Riley Blake Designs Cats, Bats, and Jacks fabric.


I have a Craftsy store for my quilty stuff, too.

Hopefully, I've not put you to sleep with this "me" stuff.
I really am glad you stopped by to visit!

Benita is having a giveaway so be sure to go enter.

https://www.victorianaquiltdesigns.com/fabric/

There are so many other bloggers to meet and greet...check them out.
Victoriana Quilt Designs

43 comments:

KaHolly said...

Lovely post! Well done!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

So nice to "meet" you, Carol! I think this is going to be a fun blog hop, getting to know other quilters!

Vicki in MN said...

Ooops I should have joined the hop! Great to know a little more about you Carol. I didn't know that quilting on tricot was a thing.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I have been a long time follower of yours. Your monkey boys are sure growing up fast!!

piecefulwendy said...

Fun post to read, Carol! Like Vicki, I missed the sign up for this hop, but I'm enjoying meeting everyone. I didn't know tricot was used for quilting. I just remember my mom and grandmother using it to sew undergarments (I've never even wanted to try that). Thanks for sharing this post!

Denise :) said...

This was a fun post to read -- I love how different we all are that share this love of quilting! :)

Susan said...

Now I totally understand the blog title - I felt that same way, with similar circumstances a few years ago. Life is better now. And I love the story of how your hubby won your heart!

sandi s said...

Your are very talented! I love the pattern with the witches clothes. Hugs,

Calicojoan said...

You are very talented just like Sandi said...and I'm so glad to have met you. It's a good thing we don't live close together...I could see us getting ourselves into some quilty trouble! hahaha

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

I love learning more about the quilters that I follow! So neat to see your quilting progress and your family!!

Susan said...

That is a great family portrait. Nice to see all the monkey boys in one spot. LOL I remember the tricot quilts because a lot of women in my church made them by quilting their favorite temple on one. Yours looks beautiful, too.

grussick said...

I am very new at blogging. I can’t wait to start participating in all of the blogs.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Carol! I love hearing more about my blogging friends! Is The Ladies Diary quilt you shared a picture of made by you? When did you make it? Just curious. It sure has some interesting blocks - I'll have to see if you have a post on it to see how you quilted it, etc. I'll check out Benita's website to meet more bloggers. ~smile~ Roseanne

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Your Halloween quilt is one of My Favorites ever!

Diane H said...

Stunning quilts and thanks for sharing.

LJ said...

Hi, Carol. I've been following for a long time but I loved seeing lots of the patterns/quilts again. Was totally fascinated by the tricot quilt with the lace. You were very good even from the beginning. Have a super day.

The Joyful Quilter said...

I've visited before, but not recently enough to have seen your new Halloween quilt. LOVE it!!!

GranChris said...

Wonderful Halloween quilt. I love it.

works4me said...

Thanks for telling us about yourself. I bought Ms. Winifred's Closet as soon as I saw it. Have finished the hats and am almost finished the dresses. What a fun quilt.

beaquilter said...

Great to be your quilty blogger friend!

Needled Mom said...

It has been such a thrill to have followed you for so long. You are inspiration to everyone. I love that you have shared so many of my favorites in this post.

Patty said...

Love you work!

Nann said...

What fun it is to visit the M&G bloggers! I'm happy to meet you and see your lovely (whimsical!) quilts. (Good looking family, too.)

Benita Skinner said...

Hi Carol - I so love your Christmas Ornament design and adore the Ms. Winifred's Closet quilt - so fun!
Thanks for being part of the Quilters Meet & Greet! <3

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Oh I love Ms. Winifred's closet! Thanks for sharing everything!

Frédérique said...

Love your Halloween quilt ;) Great post, thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

I've been visiting your blog on and off for several year now. Love your new quilt in addition to all your patterns and other projects you post

kiwikid said...

Great post, love the family photo.

Barb said...

I remember the Christmas Ornaments--Also love your Halloween quilt!
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Caroline Heinrichs said...

inspiring quilters abound.

Becca // Pretty Piney said...

I love the "me stuff", so this is one of my favorite blog hops ever!

Thanks for sharing your wonderful work. I really like Ms. Winifred's Closet, and I've never made a Halloween quilt....

Marti Morgan said...

You have beautiful quilts - I would love to make every one

wendy said...

Enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing your quilts. Thank you!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Nice to see you on the Quilter's Meet and Greet! I love your choice of your favorite quilt, beautiful! Congratulations on retirement!

dornepnella said...

I love your designs!

Jo said...

It's great to see others hand quilting. I think there isn't as many doing that anymore. Life seems to be always in a hurry.

Suze said...

Carol, you always do amazing work. I've been following you for quite some time. I almost joined in the fun of the "home" hop and it's good I didn't. My first husband is in the hospital with what we think was a seizure (we know he had one) and a totally messed up pelvis and had to have a hip replacement replaced. I'm supporting my son who had to take off two weeks of work to be here to oversee things. My daughter stayed in NM. So, I wouldn't have had time to post. I'm cheering for everyone. I have never heard of quilting on tricot. I remember my mom making "unmentionables" out of tricot for me. The work is beautiful. Your designs are amazing. I have no artistic ability. That's not where my creativity lies. I always enjoy your work and the hops you put together for us. Thanks for participating and letting us into your life.

quiltingbydawn said...

Carol, it was nice to read a bit about your story. I used to be active in blog hops but then my blog needed to be put on the back burner as I took care of my mom. When I came back I found so many differences in the blogging world. I'm now trying to find my way again. Thanks for sharing!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your Ladies Diary is spectacular! I can see why it would be your favourite. And Ms. Winifred's Closet is just plain fun. Enjoyed my visit with you!

Melva said...

It was nice to learn more about you Carol. I love your hops and BOMs.

Nancy J said...

Lovely family photo, and having time to quilt is something we all long for, I shared in caring for a younger lady with Alzheimers for some years, and time was so precious. I do not take for granted the days I now have to enjoy the fabrics and machine time.

MissPat said...

When I retired I thought I'd have much more time to quilt, read, and garden. Ha. I do more of each but not much as I should. Not sure where the time goes (can anyone say reads too many blogs?) Nice to visit you on this hop.

BarefootThunder said...

You sure have some great designs, I bought one of the Mrs Winifred's closet kits, can't wait to get to make it. also popped over to craftsy and snagged one of the little wolf man tatter tots !!! toooo cute, going to make it for my newest grandson.

nice to meet you, officially... ;)

I am Thunder, I have 3 sons, 5 grands. work 40+ hours outside the home, and sew every chance I get.