Sunday, July 24, 2011

Surfin' Sunday - featuring Pickle Dish!!

Hi, all!

This Sunday I'm very pleased to introduce you to another lovely quilt blogger - Lesly from Pickle Dish!

Now, I found Lesly's blog very early in my blogging days - she used to have an amazing close-up of a quilt on her header, which showed me that stippling didn't have to be teeny-tiny.  So when I was getting ready to do my first free-motion quilting just about a year ago - and I was terrified, because I'd never done it before and didn't have anyone to ask about it - I e-mailed her to ask her if she could give me any tips about how to proceed.  We passed several e-mails back and forth, and with lots of encouragement from her, I FMQed my first quilt!  Having done many many more now, I think she can take lots of credit for getting me well started!

Here are a few examples of the beautiful quilts you can see on her blog....

This is her new header photo - after she
inadvertantly threw away the first one I saw!

She was judged the overall winner of The Naked Bed Challenge
with this beauty!!

And look at this spectacular English-paper-piecing!

I love the color in this one - calm and peaceful,
but never boring!

And just to show that her talents aren't limited
to making quilts, check out this bag!

She wrote a lovely blog post on her typical day here that will give you an idea of her life.  It's also got some really cute pics of her family and doggies!  I hope you'll check out her blog and spend some time there - Lesly is a talented, generous, friendly quilt blogger and well worth getting to know!!


And just a reminder - next Sunday is the end of the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge!  

Be sure to come back and see the beautiful quilts 
created by the 49 participants in this challenge - 
they've worked hard for a great cause!!




Lesly said...

What a lovely feature - such kind words! You are the sweetest, Sarah!

Diane said...

Lovely pictures from Lesly's blog, I will need to head over to see more of her work. Thanks for sharing!

Slorunner said...

These are great looking quilts!

Larissa said...

What gorgeous creations! Thankyou for sharing!