What’s that saying? Things come in threes? Well, it seems that’s ringing true for blog hops this month. Jacey of Jaceycraft invited me to join the Around the World Blog Hop and since she’s pretty good at convincing me to join in on all kinds of crafty goodness, how could I say no? Maybe you’ve seen some of the posts around? I think it’s been fun reading all the different perspectives. So here we go…
1. What quilting/sewing thing am I working on?
I wish I could say I was one of those people who completes a project from start to finish before moving on to the next, but unfortunately, I’m not. Making a new quilt top is fun and fresh and I succumb to the draw of new beginnings often. Thus, I now find myself knee deep in quilt tops that need backings and to be quilted. I’m pulling fabrics this week! Maybe next month will be a month of finishes. *crosses fingers*
Remember how I said Jacey talks me into all kinds of things…yeah…this is one of those. The Scrappy Hue Shift blanket. It’s super squishy, super portable, and is a nice long term project to have around when I need a quick feeling of accomplishment. Finishing one small block feels great!
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
My strength in quilting is an eye for color, pairing fabrics, and keeping a cohesive theme. This hasn’t always been the case, but with practice and time spent contemplating choices, my eye for what works and what doesn’t has been developing almost without me even knowing it. The end result are finished projects that I love because they feel balanced and complete.
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
Quilting is definitely an outlet for me to challenge myself, stay creative, and to take risks. It’s my way to stay sane as a stay at home mom…when I need to relax, I turn to my craft. When I am feeling bored, I stretch myself by trying new techniques. Most crafty people would probably say they create because they *have* to create and I agree. I found that quilting is my “thing.” I find joy both in the making and sharing along the way.
Heidi quilts with me in the Imagine Circle for do.Good Stitches and I am in awe of all her awesome EPP work. Seriously that girl has some skills in the hand sewing department. She’s also an awesome long arm quilter – so definitely check out her stuff!
Natalie, I met back at Sewing Summit years ago and I currently sew with her in the Love Circle for do.Good Stitches. Natalie is my modern quilting idol. I admire her color choices as well as her spin on some traditional quilt blocks. I think one of my favorite quilts from her is the Improv Double Wedding Ring. Omg…amazingness!
Look for their posts next week!