Hello, and welcome if you are new and stopping by from Plum & June’s New Blogger Hop! If you’re a regular, then thanks for sticking around 🙂
Welcome to QA Creations! I’m Heather, and this is my little corner for sanity sewing. I started with quilting back in 2010, but when I was pregnant with my daughter I sewed my first dress. With complete ignorance of the fact that garment sewing is supposed to be difficult, I just followed the directions and made some garments that I am still proud of today (even with a little more experience). Now I still make quilts, but sew for my daughter and even myself (still learning on the women’s clothing front!).
Let’s start with a few random facts:
– I adore chocolate, but don’t like doughnuts.
– I now love to sew and cook, but pretty much refused to do either before almost age 25. I ate a lot of boxed macaroni and cheese and lean pockets.
– I was chastised by a tailor when I was in college because I took a shirt there to get a button sewn on. Now, I sew clothing for myself and my daughter though I still rarely do buttons.
– Dream Vacations: Machu Pichu, Galapagos Islands, Northern Italy, New Zealand, driving tour of the National Parks in the western United States (I have a lot more dream vacations than time or money!)
– Favorite TV Show: NCIS
– Favorite Book: Anything by Bill Bryson
– Favorite Movie: McLintock, almost anything with Audrey Hepburn
– Born: Wisconsin
– Grew up in: Oregon
– Lived in: New York, Alabama, Texas, Missouri, North Carolina, Iraq and Afghanistan (Yes, I used to be in the Army in case the last 2 didn’t give it away)
I used to blog as Bobbins and Bullets, but switched to QA Creations because it represents who I am now as opposed to what my job used to be. The post announcing the name change explains it a little more. Now, I am momma to a 16 month old little girl that loves doggies and her family (and yes, probably in that order!). The name QA Creations is a combination of Quilts Actually, my long arm business and the stuff I create and document here.
Blogging Tip: Don’t choose a name that scares people! No seriously, it’s better to choose something that has some room for you to grow and develop without boxing you into a corner or making people think you are some type of nut.
Quilting Tip: Label your solids and interfacing. I learned this lesson the hard way because none of mine are labeled and when I go back to look at a fabric I bought years ago I don’t even remember what brand it was, much less which exact shade of the 30 possible greens there are that it is. And just which white is it? Why are there so many whites?!?
Thanks for stopping by, and please check out the other bloggers on the tour today:
Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs
Liz @ Green Cheese Quilting
Janet @ Simply Pieced
Ruth @ Charly & Ben’s Crafty Corner
Kristyn @ Melon Patch Quilts
Jo @ Riddle and Whimsy
Linh @ Calling All Stitchers
Alida @ Tweety Loves Quilting
Rachel @ Quiltineering