Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Around The World Blog Hop






For those who don't know what this is, every Monday a blogger is invited to share with the blog world a little about themselves by answering  four questions about their craft and then invite two/three of their blogger friends to continue the chain.


Dawn from Sew Much To Quilt invited me to participate,
But I am a little late, but better late than never, I say. Dawn is a
friend that I have known since we were kids, then we went our
own way for a little bit (you know, marriage, kids,etc) and
are now back in touch only to find out that we both have a love of quilting,
its so nice to be back in contact and share our love of quilting and
also some childhood memories. So Please go and
have a look around Dawn's Blog, you wont be disappointed.

Here are the question posted for the Blog Hop:

1)  What am I working on?
2)  How does my work differ from other of its genre?
3)  Why do I write/create what I do?
4)  How does my writing/creating process work?



What am I working on?

I am a fabricholic from way back, I used to work for
Bargain Box fabrics, and make demos for the shop and run classes eg. shirts, bra making, dresses I also use to make all my kids clothes, until the day
came when they said "I'm not wearing that we want shop clothes", I knew that day would come, I just didn't realise there would be a great void in my life
when I wasn't sewing, so I had to find a new hobby.

Long story short I found quilting and have never stopped.

So I am currently working on my Briar Rose quilt, its the same quilt
that Dawn made recently and I machine quilted it for her, I loved it so
much I decided to make my own
 
Dawn's Briar Rose

But I have many fingers in the pie, I generally have
at least 2-3 quilts on the go at any one time, usually thats because
while I'm in blogland I see something that I love and
get all enthusiatic and start it. Hopeless I know but that's
how I work, Im trying to work on one, finsih it, then start another.
Wish me luck!!



How does my work differ to others?.

In general it doesn't I generally follow patterns, I have nutted
out a few on my own over the years, but I love machine quilting and
this has grown more and more, I have an APQS long arm machine and now mostly  make quilts that have lots of negative space for me to fill in.





Why do I write/create what I do?

The main reason I do what I do is beacuse I love it, I love creating
something, be it for the home or for my family or grandkids and friends, I 
cannot handle doing nothing so this why I always have something to do.
My quilting has introduced me to lots of new friends around Australia, and I even have had the pleasure of meeting a few. I have travelled interstate
for classes, with teachers from America, for my machine quilting and I was
lucky enough to attend Houston, that was amazing I must say.

How does my writing/creating process work?

Generally if I see something I like, I make it, my favorite part
of the process is picking the fabric and machine quilting it, I love colours and I find
it fun trying to put them together. I do love all aspects of making
the quilts, from piecing to quilting, binding not so much but I fugure I'm at the end of the process so I just get it done. I generally have an idea
of how I'm going to quilt it before I have even made it.

Well thats enough about me, please pop on over
to Dawns blog, I'm not nominating anyone as alot of your have participated
in the Hop already.

Have a great day!

3 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Lovely to read a little more about you Mandy!

Dawn said...

I never knew you worked for Bargain Box, fancy that! I love that we are quilting together and catching up on all those missed years. Your work is very professional and you can quilt my tops anytime. Thanks for your lovely comments.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Alwys fun to find out more about fellow quilting buddies....your quilting is fantastic and your quilts bright a happy! THanks for sharing a bit about yourself and your creative process.