Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lajla's Quilts

I want to share with you a couple of beautiful quilts made by Lajla who lives in Australia.

This wordy quilt just glows and has a real warmth to it. I love it. This was Lajla's first time making letters. Woohoo, she did a great job!


This second one is a fun bright happy quilt:


Sorry it took me so long to get these posted, Lajla! You did fabulous.

This is a great time to mention that I'd love to put photos of your wordy/house/etc quilts that were inspired by my tutorials onto my website. Anyone who's interested, just contact me. I've realized just what I can do with a website that hasn't been possible on the blog. Find a permanent home for wonderful inspiration and work. Stuff on the blog just disappear into the archives. (Although that can be a good thing when I do something stupid!)

I finally got sucked into the FaceBook vortex and discovered I really enjoy it there. I resisted for a long time but discovering the SlowCloth and Liberated Quilters groups just did me in. I've had a bit of a learning curve (where did I send that, who can see this?) but I think I've got it now. I've been doing way too much learning of new computery stuff lately!

And once again I have to get back to work. sigh.

17 comments:

♪♪Melody♪♪ and Puddin said...

These are wonderful. Today I am going to print your tutorial off, so I am getting closer to getting started. But the part of cutting the strips without measuring is so pretty scary.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

you'll do great. seriously,

Loris said...

Lajla's work is beautiful! Wonderfully inspired :-)

American Made Quilting said...

Very Nice Quilts. Nat

Rene' said...

Those are great quilts. She did an amazing job with her letters. Good luck with the new website. You are becoming quite the techie!

Kim said...
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wishes, true and kind said...

Pretty quilts! Thanks for the tips about the FB groups. I actually first discovered online quilting, blogs, and flickr via facebook, but quickly tired of the quilting community on FB, because there just wasn't as much going on -- at least in the groups I joined before. I'm going to go check it out!

joan

jovaliquilts said...

These are lovely! The multi-colored letters on black are a great look. As you say, it glows.

Joyce said...

I'd be more than flattered to have my word quilts on your website. Just let me know how to do it.

katyquilts said...

I love these and I love your blog! I just looked at the tutorials and they are well done. Bravo! I have a quilt that I pieced a few years back doing pretty much the same thing. I can send you a pic if you are interested.

I think I am now in the mood to do something like this today :).
Thanks! Katy S

YankeeQuilter said...

I just cruised the letter tutorial to get ready to make the border for my Liberated Amish....deep breath....

Quiltdivajulie said...

For those of us who do NOT do Facebook/Twitter/etc., PLEASE KEEP BLOGGING even though you're growing into other areas!!!!!

Will send pics along for your new website one day soon!

Kim said...

Ditto what Joyce said I'd be delighted to share my wordy quilts on your site.

Happy sewing

Janet said...

See what your tutorials have done, inspired others to create wonderful quilts. We have you to thank.

Kristin L said...

I believe you have some photos from me -- I am AOK with you using them to support your venture.

Gillian said...

Tonya, you have probably already figured this out, but many professionals (like you!) find it best to set up a page on Facebook and encourage their contacts to follow that page. They only 'friend' real-life friends and family.

Last week I saw a successful blogger announce that he was de-friending 5,000 (yes!) contacts and directing them to the page he has set up.

So, right from the start with Facebook, it is good to keep real life personal relationships separate from more professional activities. Of course it won't apply if you don't really use FB for friends and rellies. And perhaps there is a grey area for quilting bloggers who tend to merge the personal and public spheres.

Anyway, it's a thought.

I love following your quilting journey via the blog...

Lauren Kutsko said...

I'm obsessed with the "Baby Love"quilt. I'm so inspired! Thank you for posting!