IndianaQuilter40

IndianaQuilter40

Welcome and thank you for taking time out of your busy day to visit me. I want to encourage and inspire quilters – yes, you can quilt. It is not rocket science. It’s a great world filled with color, texture, fun and sassy people, encouragement, and sharing.

When Life Hands you Scraps, Make Quilts!
No excuse needed – make quilts.

If you are looking for a place that will encourage you to “just do it” with your quilting ideas, you are in the right spot. I hate to use the term “show off” my quilts, but I want you to see that it is very enjoyable to just do the quilts your heart directs you to do.

It is all well and good to follow the directions for quilts others have made, but rules are meant to be broken in the quilt world. We need to have fun, and just enjoy the journey of making quilts. It is fine to start with someone else’s quilt idea and then veer off to make it your own. After all, you are a unique creation and it is just fine to make unique quilts that you are happy with.

Clip art - make today amazing

I have two rules for quilting (well ok, three):

  • Always buy the best supplies and fabric you can afford.
  • If using a sewing machine, get comfortable with it.
  • Take time to sew straight seams that are consistent in size all the way through the quilt
Sewing Machine with fabric and scissors

If you have read this far, either you already know how much fun quilting can be, or you are thinking that you want to try it to see if you become a passionate quilter ( a nice way to say you are addicted to quilting).

Clip Art of happy face

My niche has been for many years to simply encourage and inspire other quilters. I love to quilt, and it shows in the quilts I make, and how I talk to others about quilting. My quilts may not be the most beautiful in the world, I have never taken time to write quilting articles or books, and I rarely enter my quilts in shows or competitions – I quilt for the sheer enjoyment of quilting.

Quilty Pleasures

Please visit often. The quilting world has lots of room for every skill and interest level of quilters. Bring out those unfinished quilt projects, start a new quilt, or just keep working on the one you are doing now. Let’s have fun together. Quilting is a great place to be. And quilters are so much fun to be around. It’s a great world filled with color, texture, fun and sassy people, encouragement, and sharing.

Clip art - girl sewing a red quilt

Comment on the various posts or email me directly at: Indianaquilter40@gmail.com . Tell me about your quilts, send me photos, and just have fun with quilting.

You can also see posts on my older blog: https://indianaquilter40.blogspot.com/

Please visit my Pintrest account at:  https://www.pinterest.com/morrfamily0476/

PLEASE NOTE: 
ALL PHOTOS AND CONTENT ARE MY OWN UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

Clip art - girl sewing a red quilt

Comment on the various posts or email me directly at: Indianaquilter40@gmail.com . Tell me about your quilts, send me photos, and just have fun with quilting.

You can also see posts on my older blog: https://indianaquilter40.blogspot.com/

Currently there is no Facebook page to go along with this blog , but your are welcome to visit my Pintrest account at:  https://www.pinterest.com/morrfamily0476/

PLEASE NOTE: 
ALL PHOTOS AND CONTENT ARE MY OWN UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

23 thoughts on “IndianaQuilter40”

    1. I post regularly twice a week, so please check back often. I try to keep my quilting projects simple enough that beginners can do them easily, and they are fast projects for experts. Happy Stitching.

    1. Thank you so much, it means a lot when the readers and subscribers are happy with the information and content. Please keep checking to see what is new. Have a great day.

  1. Hi! indianaquilter40.com

    I love your blog – so much info. You are obviously super passionate about quilting and sharing the simple techniques and hints that you use on your own quilts. Can’t wait for each post.

    Do you keep the quilting mess in one place, or is it like my home – all over the house?

    Anne

    1. Hi Anne,

      I have a small room that has shelves and cupboards (more like a large walk in closet) for storing all the fabric, etc. But the mess of projects tends to migrate to whatever room I am working in. The sewing machine and cutting table are set up permanently in the family room. The quilting frame is in living room. I would love to contain the mess and projects to all one room but it probably will never happen. I learned long ago to make the best of it and just create and have fun. Years ago, everything quilting that I owned basically fit on the sewing table and one under bed box – um…..well that was years ago. The projects never migrate to the kitchen or dining room (unless they are complete and being used or hung) because that is actually where visitors seem to migrate too, plus we actually eat at the table.

      My suggestion is to keep the mess as corralled as you can for the sake of everyone in the home, but concentrate on your creating. Finished projects tend to silence the fuss about the stuff being everywhere.

      Happy Quilting,

      Yvonne

  2. Hey! I came across your blog and wanted to get in touch.

    I love the content. I am a beginner quilter and so many of the blogs have interesting stuff but are still more advanced than where I am in quilting right now. You really keep it simple and cheerful. I feel like I can really do the quilts you are talking about in your posts.

    Please keep up the great work.

    1. Thank you so much. My goal is to have fun quilting and to encourage other quilters in their own quilt journey. I firmly believe simple patterns can make beautiful quilts. Visit often to see what is going on here. Happy Quilting.

  3. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed reading it.
    I will remember to bookmark your blog and definitely will come back very soon. Have a nice weekend!

    1. Glad you enjoyed reading the blog posts. I usually post on Mondays and Thursdays so please come back and read often.

  4. Hi! I’m at work surfing around your blog! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to
    all your posts! Keep up the fantastic work!

    1. Thank you for taking time to check out the blog. Please come back often to see what is going on here. Have a great day.

  5. Wow, great blog!! It’s fun and informative. You really like to quilt. Great photos too.

    I am home now for the duration of this plague stuff going on, and after looking around your blog, I am super charged to do a scrap quilt!!! Before I did planned quilts and there are a lot of scraps stuffed in a box that I was not sure how to use.

    When you do scrap quilts, do you use all colors and fabric designs or do you get picky about colors and designs?

    1. Hey GG,

      Glad you are enjoying the blog. Yes, I really like to quilt and try to make it fun.

      When I do scrap quilts to answer your question, I do both. I use whatever scrap fabric is available or I limit the color choices to certain colors (say blue and yellow). Either way, I usually try to find one color or fabric to use to tie it all together. I just finished a quilt that was all colors of scraps, but I used white and white on white prints as the tie together fabric. From a distance it only looks like white and colorful scraps, but up close the mix of solid white and white on white is very obvious.

      Have a great time making your quilt.

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