You have probably seen the "Around the World" blog hop going on around the blogosphere. I was invited to participate by Shelley Folkerts of The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts. Shelley is a fellow Iowan. She has been quilting for over 20 years, but just recently started blogging. Go check out her blog (after you look over my post, of course).
|Painted Ladies WIP|
1. What am I working on?
Currently, I am working on a Painted Ladies quilt using a quilt kit from Fig Tree & Co. The fabric line is Honeysweet. I absolutely fell in love with this pattern and fabric line in May of 2013 and ordered the quilt kit directly from Fig Tree & Co. I had unrealistically high hopes that I would get a chance to work on it LAST fall. I don't know what I was thinking since I had Easton on September 23rd (2013) and we were trying to get our house finished before winter. I really want to get this quilt finished before fall is over so I can enjoy it before winter sets in!
|Sidewalk by October Afternoon & Miss Kate by Bonnie & Camille recently purchased from Latimer Lane Quilting|
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I don't really know how to answer this question. I have made 2 quilts using patterns (Swoon & Painted Ladies). The rest of my quilts haven't required patterns or I designed them myself. I am hoping to continue to design my own patterns. I don't think anything I do is particularly different or unique. I just like making quilts with pretty fabric.
|Little House pins & some mini-charms from Miss Rosie's Quilt Co|
3. Why do I create what I do?
Mostly for relaxation and for a "hobby". I find it really relaxing to cut & piece fabric. Pressing - not so much, but I guess it is a necessary evil. And of course, there is the satisfaction of knowing you made something with your 2 hands that is both beautiful & functional. I think we all hope that the quilts we make will remind our loved ones of us after we are gone.
|Just a little crafty organization for my daughter's art supplies. Acrylic jars, chalkboard labels, and chalkboard marker were all from Amazon.|
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Thanks for reading!