Welcome to my stop on The 2014 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop at Plum and June. Thank you Beth for including me in this an amazing series. Let's Get Acquainted!
Hi There! I'm Karen, flickr and IG known as CapitolaQuilter - because I live in Capitola, California. It use to read: capitolaquilter and was constantly mistaken for "Capitol A Quilter" so rather than rename myself I opted for this fix and it seems to have done the trick.
Hubby and I celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary this month - more than many readers have been alive , I know.
|Celebrating my 50th Birthday|
|My Sweet Baby Grandgirl on Mod Mosaic (aka Catalyst)|
Always underfoot in my sewing room and frequently photobombing are our German Shorthair Pointers who we rescued 12 years ago.
|Chase - Step on Over|
|Dottie - The Photo Bomber|
|Me in my Mom-Made Dress|
All Together Now
Collaborative projects and social sewing are among my favorite things to do.
|SBAMQG 31 Quilts in 31 Days Charity Drive|
|Pup Art Donation Quilt in Capitola Village|
|My First Quilt Retreat|
A Moving TargetMy design style is evolving but I can say with certainty that I love to work from my stash and incorporate scrappiness. Here are a few of my favorite quilts (including my latest finished top) to prove I can also be matchy-matchy.
|Chain+Link top just completed|
|Ring Around the Briar Rosies|
|My most Pinned photo|
Happy When I'm Scrappy-AreYou?
|Old Italian Block Wedding Quilt|
|Giant x-plus top|
|My first Tutorial and Most popular one|
Attitude and Approach
|Double Bar Supernova Bee blocks|
|Improv Bee Block|
|FMQ 2012 QuiltCon Charity quilt|
My Latest Detour
Guess what I did? Yup, dropped everything and jumped on board something new that caught my eye this weekend with these four test blocks sewn up #greekpluspussquilt for @r0ssie_fmq.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.ADVISE: My Top Three
Tips and a Question for You
#1- Let yourself get distracting and sew what you want when you want and ditto for blogging.
#2- Trust your gut. Applies to quilting as well as life.
#3 Join Quilt Alongs, Bees, Swaps, Link Ups and attend Retreats and QuiltCon (are you going? I am)
QUESTION for you - Are you happy when you're scrappy like me? I'd love to know and if you'd like to follow me, that's great too.
Keep on hopping and get to know these fine ladies: