By Grace Thorne
New contributor here...My name is Grace, and I live in coastal southern Maine currently. I lived in the Boston area until 2001 when I came to Maine for family reasons. I prefer city life so call myself "cityquilter" not affiliated with the New York shop of the same name. I am currently unemployed, so I have lots of time to sew and quilt. I started quilting in 1979, drawn in by amish quilts. I love the simplicity, the color and the densely quilted patterns. I do this for fun and hardly ever make blue ribbon quilts. Here is my current quilting project. It's an amish center diamond made from fabric I bought on a trip to Lancaster a couple of years ago. I am down to the last very wide border and corner squares. I'm using matching thread because that is traditional for amish quilts. I have mostly used Mettler quilting thread, but have some King Tut and Aurifil in my stash also. The batting is a cotton/wool blend I bought from Buffalo Batt several years ago. It needles very nicely but has no bonding, so it also beards quite a bit. I enjoy seeing all the quilting projects posted, and the Hawaiian really caught my eye because I am currently appliqueing a bed-size Hawaiian done with an orange flame batik on white. Thanks for "visiting" and looking!