Monday, 6 August 2012

Welcome to my blog and my first post!

Hello!  Let me introduce myself and tell you a little bit about me.  I've been a patchwork quilter for over 20 years and a longarm quilter for the last 8.  I have just quilted my 1000th quilt (not all mine, Ha Ha !!) so you can probably guess that my longarm quilting business is more or less full time.  I feel really blessed to have been able to turn my passion into a business and I am continually inspired by the quilts that cross my path. I work from a purpose built studio at the bottom of our garden so the daily commute is a breeze!!
My studio peeking through the trees at the bottom of the garden
My trusty Gammill
My sewing and cutting corner

As well as quilting quilts for customers, I try to do a little piecing for myself each day, even if only half an hour or so,  and so this blog will be featuring quilts I am working on for customers (with their permission, of course) and projects I am working on for myself.  I hope you enjoy my posts and I will try to keep them 'picture heavy', because if you are anything like me, you really enjoy looking at all the photos.

I hope you like the name of my blog!  I have to give credit to my friend and fantastic blogger Katy as she is the one who christened me 'longarm Chris'!!  So, as they say - if the name fits!!

17 comments:

  1. Well hello lovely LongArmChris, so very exciting to see where you mk your magic happen. I can now imagine where My 40th Birthday Quilt received its beautiful swirls.

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  2. Welcome to Blogland! May I say I think your studio is FABULOUS! What a dream spot for sewing! And I like seeing your work so far. I'll be back . . .

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  3. Welcome to blogging Chris! Nice to see where the magic happens!

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  4. Hello Longarm Chris! Love the studio and the funky machine. I only started blogging in June so I am new to this game too. Look forward to seeing what magic you can work with your Gammill!

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  5. Hello Longarm Chris, I am looking forward to seeing how you work your magic!

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  6. I'm not sure which I love best...your studio or your garden! What a great way to work. Welcome to the blogging world and I wish you every success. Sounds like you already have it in your quilting business. Lucky girl! :-D

    rpsandbag(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Oh, a lovely peek inside your studio! Welcome to blogging!

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  8. Awesome workspace! I can't wait to see what you do next.

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  9. What a lovely workspace. After seeing your lovely work on other blogs it's nice to see you in your own place.

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  10. Welcome to the world of blogging, Chris! Your first two posts have already convinced me to add you to my Google reader. Not only is your quilting a great inspiration, but your studio and garden are just gorgeous. I'm a little bit jealous...

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  11. Welcome to the blogging world. Hope that you enjoy it as much as I do. I look forward to you sharing some neat things with us.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

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  12. oh my what an awesome studio lovely! x

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  13. Hi Chris! It's lovely to see your studio. Looking forward to reading your blog and having a peak at your quiting projects. xxx

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  14. Welcome to teh interwebs!! I am in love with your studio, I would need a bed out there & never go inside the house LOL.
    Do you have wool batting?
    Lush

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    1. Sometimes I feel a bed out there would suit me fine!! I can get Hobbs washable wool for customers if that is what they want in their quilt.

      Chris

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  15. I was lucky enough to spend three days with Chris in her studio this week. Such a great place to be, all that fabric, all the quilts you could possibly want and more. Oh and she is a mean cook too! Thanks Chris I had a fab time, must do it again soon xx

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  16. welcome to blogland........lovely quilts..........beautiful quilting....

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