After seeing beautiful quilts that my grandmothers and aunts had made, I knew I wanted to learn all about the process. They used their quilts as a necessity. We didn’t live close to any of them. We would do family reunions which lasted two weeks every other year. I remember staying at my Aunt Johnny’s and we would pile quilts on the floor of the living room for me to use as a bed. I am not kidding when I say the pile was about 8 inches thick.
I am a self taught quilter. I started quilting when I was in my early 20’s. I had a lot of mishaps but I stayed with it. Now I get my inspiration from quilting magazines, blogs that I follow and researching the internet for a specific block or quilt layout.
I find quilting very relaxing. My favorite part of the quilting process would be when I remove the finished quilt from the dryer. I call that quilty goodness.
|Janie McComb's sewing room|
If I have questions about anything whether it be quilt related, a recipe, or a bird in my backyard if I ask my quilting friends they are more than happy to help.
My go to Quilters Dream Batting is the Bleached (white)Quilters Dream Cotton and Quilters Dream Deluxe Poly. These two batting's make my white and light or soft colors look bright.
I spray baste my quilts for quilting. Sometimes you have to reposition the batting, quilt top or bottom. Quilters Dream Batting lifts up easily without stretching or tearing no matter how many times it takes to get the layout just right.
|Close up of Into the Woods quilt|
Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, try new patterns and above all else enjoy the process. We are much harder on our work than we really need to be.
|Fujita Maze Garden Path quilt|
I enjoy sharing my work in progress through social media with a lot of photos. I hope you find time to visit me.