I was nominated by Shirley at SIMPLESEW to participate in the Around the World Blog Hop! It is a fun idea and a way to follow the rabbit trail to discover new blogs. Each person answers four questions about themselves as a way of letting others who visit get to know them.
1. What am I working on?
Hmmm…let’s see. I am working on a hexie project:
And a Quilt of Valor:
And some pumpkin seed blocks:
And some shirting bits:
2. How does my work differ from others in its genre?
This is the hardest question because I am pretty eclectic in style. I love and make modern quilts like this:
But I also love traditional quilts like this:
I love to use reproduction fabrics and real vintage fabrics also:
I also enjoy making art quilts like this:
And I am passionate about making quilts for our veterans via the Quilts of Valor Foundation like these:
So I really don’t fit any one category! I like nearly everything!
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I create because this is something God created me to do. I believe by exercising my creativity, I am giving glory to the One who gave it to me in the first place. I love to bless others with the work of my hands. Quilting and sewing is very meditative for me. I can hear God best in my sewing room. I talk to Him there.
I write my blog as a way of keep track of my quilting journey. It is also very motivational. I love to teach as well and it gives me a platform to do a wee bit of that also. I truly enjoy “meeting” other quilters around the world in this way.
4. How does my writing/creating process work?
I see ideas for quilts pretty much everywhere! I have some sketch books where I sometimes commit ideas to paper! I get my best ideas by just playing with my fabrics and thinking, what if? I like to have several projects going at once because when I get stuck on one thing, I can start working on something else. Usually the answers to my sewing dilemmas come while working one a different project. I like to have a hand project, a piecing project and a quilting project at all times. Usually I have more than one of these. I am not bothered by UFOs, some projects need some closet time before they are ready to come to fruition. I do keep lists though so I have a pretty good idea of what needs to get done.
As far as writing, I usually blog just before bed or first thing in the morning. It helps me to think about what I have accomplished and what I need to work on next.
So there are my answers and it is time to pass on the nomination to (drumroll please!):
Deb of Quilts N Things Done by Betty Boop! Hop over to Debs and she will answer questions about her creative process next Monday, September 8th!
Deb is active in quilting quilts for QOVF. I came to know Deb via several quilting boards. She has a wealth of knowledge about quilting and is so very helpful with the hundreds (thousands?) of questions I have had. Thanks Deb! I can’t wait to see your post!
And Kathy at Empty Nest but Full Heart. Kathy and I have been following each other’s blogs for some time. She hand quilts and recently finished the most beautiful chevron quilt for her daughter. I can’t believe how fast she quilted this huge quilt all by hand!
You can see Kathy’s Around the World blog post next Monday as well.