Around the World Blog Hop!

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:

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And  a Quilt of Valor:

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And some pumpkin seed blocks:

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And some shirting bits:

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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:

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And this:

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And this:

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But I also love traditional quilts like this:

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And this:

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I love to use reproduction fabrics and real vintage fabrics also:

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I also enjoy making art quilts like this:

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And this:

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And I am passionate about making quilts for our veterans via the Quilts of Valor Foundation like these:

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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.

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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.
 

 

 

 

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to Around the World Blog Hop!

  1. Kathy says:

    Ooops! I was just getting ready to start working on my post for next week. Plan B coming up! 😉

    You are definitely the personification of an eclectic quilter! It was interesting to read more about why you do what you do.

  2. Judy D in WA says:

    Great post Katy! I love all you do!

  3. Lois says:

    Wonderful, wonderful! I love that you give God the glory for your creativity and that you talk to Him while working on your projects. I often do the same thing. Have a blessed day.

  4. Anja says:

    Great post. Interesting that you talk to God in your sewing room…that never occurred to me. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Heather says:

    I love your first two works in progress.

  6. ~Deb says:

    Miss Katy,
    You are such an inspiration! LOVE all your creativity and have really enjoyed watching your quilting skills develop over the past year+ – I’ve definitely learned a thing or two or three from you, too…Thank YOU! May your journey of quilts ‘n things continue to be fruitful and multiply 😉

    My Best to You and Yours,
    ~Deb

  7. We have alot in come.. was that shirting quilt up there too. Third Quilt.. I love that one

  8. audrey says:

    Loved reading through this post and seeing your wonderful quilts! You do great work.:)

  9. Mara says:

    Wow, your style really is eclectic, so many different types of quilts. Thanks for posting about SAS fabrics, my parents are moving to Tempe AZ soon and so the next time I am stateside I will be visiting that awesome quilt shop.

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