Happy Monday, Dear Friends! Today, I am excited to be tagged by Rebecca of Cheeky Cognoscenti to participate in the Around The World Quilt Blog Tour. Thank you, Rebecca! Rebecca is an amazing sewist, and she works on the most beautiful quilt projects!
WELCOME to those who are visiting for the first time. I hope you will have a fun visit here.
So for the Blog Tour, I have to answer the following four questions.
1. WHAT AM I CURRENTLY WORKING ON?
Because of the nature of my work that is almost exclusively for feature in various publications, I am not able to fully disclose exactly what I am working on currently or recently worked on, except for a peek that involves a fence.
However, I can show you some of the projects I have worked on and completed.
1. Recreating Antique Quilts, Landauer Publishing, 2014 — I have at various times in the last few weeks shared about my newly released book, Recreating Antique Quilts.
Following are a few of the projects featured in the book:
Oh, Happy Stars!
Calico Trail, Feathery Formation, Priscilla’s Garden Party
You may click here, and here to read about, and what others have said about the book. And if you are still interested, check back within the next week – I will be sharing more about the book based on the Schoolhouse presentation I did at the most recent Houston Fall Quilt Market 2014.
2. A few 2014 magazine features.
Please click here to view the exhaustive list of all my featured work.
3. Other favorites.
4. I have also designed free-to-use patterns for various fabric companies.
Please click here to view the exhaustive list of free-to-use patterns.
2. HOW DOES MY WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS?
I honestly aren’t quite sure how to answer that question. I like to work on a variety of styles, but if I were to be pegged, I think I consider myself a traditionalist with a colorful twist. I like to use colors in my designs.Nature Walk (American Patchwork & Quilting Calendar Cover Quilt, 2014)
I think I also like to make quilting integral to my overall quilt designs. I am passionate about helping and encouraging quilters to try quilting their own quilts, and add their own flair of quilting to the quilt tops they make. Check out my Learn to Machine Quilt class here.
Oh, Happy Stars (Recreating Antique Quilts, 2014)
3. WHY DO I CREATE?
I don’t think of myself as necessarily creating as I believe only the Creator truly creates. I am merely assembling and arranging fabric pieces to pay a tribute to my Creator and to reflect His glory, albeit feebly executed on my part.
I also quilt to be a part of the rich American quilting legacy.
4. HOW DO I WORK?
Oftentimes I get to preview upcoming fabrics because of my line of work. So often times fabrics are the starting point of my designs. What amazes me is that sometimes I can have totally different looking designs from the same fabric line.
From RJR’s Claridge Manor fabrics, I made…
When my projects are not fabric specific, I indulge in extensive research in my stash to find the perfect fabrics for my designs.
I also keep a journal of ideas of possible designs to which I refer regularly to mentally develop my designs before they become a reality.
And with that, I shall conclude my post! Thank you so much for stopping by. I will be revealing later this week who is being tagged for the next Around the World Quilt Blog Tour. Have a great week ahead!