Around the World Blog Hop

I’m happy to be part of the Around the World Blog Hop, a chain-letter type project in which bloggers tag each other to keep it going!  Here are my answers to the four questions:

What am I working on?  My current project is the Michael Miller Challenge for QuiltCon.  It is challenging in several ways that I’ll elaborate on in a future post.  Meanwhile, here’s a picture of the progress so far.

Pieced quilt, Michael Miller Cotton Couture fabrics

Quilt in progress for the Michael Miller Challenge

How does my work differ from others of its genre?  I enjoy making quilts with bold colors (one of the reasons the MM quilt above is a challenge with its pastels).  I value good design over intricate workmanship and believe difficult quilts should be re-designed to make them easier.  I focus first on the visual impact of the overall quilt, then on the details. Which is probably how I have more than once committed to making a quilt before I’ve quite worked out the details on how to do it.

T shirt quilt

This T Shirt quilt for a friend was not really planned ahead

Why do I write/create what I do? I write to make contact with other people and to promote quilting and quilters.  I create for fun and to challenge myself.  My idea of a good project is one in which I learn something new.  Even if it’s a difficult lesson sometimes. The blocks below were made in a class.  I enjoyed the class and learned a lot, but one of the things I learned was that I didn’t want to make any more of them 😉

Yin Yang quilt blocks

Yin-Yang blocks from a class

How does my writing/creating process work?  I read/observe/learn everything I can and then work on a problem off-and-on until a solution comes to me.  Then I make the quilt.  I’m sorry to say I can’t really verbalize it any better than that.

Around the World:  I was tagged by my friend Melanie.  Check out this post about the worst quilt book she owns!.  And I’m tagging Ann at Sew Messy, who is a pattern designer; Ann doesn’t yet sell her patterns on her site, but she has some fun pictures, so stay tuned.  I’m also tagging Lyric at LyricKinard.com, who is an art quilter and teacher. Check our Lyric’s website and classes for LOTS of new ideas!

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4 thoughts on “Around the World Blog Hop

  1. I enjoyed your post! Like you, my idea of a good project is one with which I learn something. And like you, sometimes it’s just that I never want to do that again! Thanks for taking the torch on this. It’s been fun to read how different quilters and crafters work.

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