Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Around the World Blog Hop

If you follow many blogs, you have probably already read a few of these Around the World Blog Hop posts. I love reading them and learning something about each blogger so when Jamie tagged me, I was more than willing to write my own post.

I can't remember exactly when or how I met Jamie, but I've been reading her blog for a while. She is so fun and has gorgeous projects in the works all the time. You really should go over there! :-)

There are standard questions to answer so here we go...

What am I working on?

The only thing I've got going at the moment is the Supernova Friendship Swap blocks. Over the last couple of months, sewing has been almost non-existent. Between work, building a new summer house and the nice weather, I just haven't been able to get to my sewing room.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I really don't think my work differs from others' work very much. I get so much inspiration from the different blogs I follow, so my work looks a lot like other modern quilters' work. And that's ok. A few months ago, I sort of had an identity crisis because I somehow thought I wasn't a "real" quilter if I didn't create my own designs. In the end though, I realized that I loved picking fabric, piecing and quilting my quilts. I didn't want to design... I like working with other people's designs.

Why do I write/create what I do?

I quilt and blog about quilting because while I'm in my sewing room, I can't think about work! A good sewing session for me is the same as a really good workout or reading a good book. It helps me relax and get away from it all!

How does my writing/creating process work?

There really is no method to my madness! I blog whenever I feel I have something to show or talk about. I don't prepare my blog posts in advance and I don't really have a schedule either. I just blog when I feel like it. As for my process for quilting, because I use patterns, my creativity is expressed in my fabric choices and the quilting designs I choose. I'm trying to move away from using fabric from the same collection all the time. And for the quilting, I like to put the top aside for a little while and just look at it. Usually, quilting designs will come to me at some point. :-)

Now it's my turn to tag someone... And I chose my friend Julie who is my partner in the Supernova Friendship Swap. Julie is a super busy mom, but she is also super productive both in the sewing room and with her knitting. And she has the cutest designs in her Etsy shop. Please visit Julie on her blog and say hello!

Izzy

 

 

4 comments:

  1. You are a real quilter for sure, Izzy! Your projects have provided so much inspiration for me over the past two years!

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  2. You are definitely a real quilter! I have "designed" quilts, here and there... sometimes it was something as simple as making a quilt larger by adding different borders than the pattern called, or adding a few rows of blocks. I think a quilter is someone who makes a quilt, whether they followed a pattern or designed their own is not the issue. I love following your blog and seeing which fabrics you choose for your projects and which quilting design you pick.

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  3. Thank you for sharing a bit about yourself. I have been reading your blog for awhile so more insight is definitely appreciated.

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  4. I always love learning more about quilters, thanks for sharing about yourself.

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