|My first Kaffe Fassett Quilt: Spring Boston Common|
1. What am I working on?
I am currently attempting to make my own version of the fabulous Postcard Quilt (original pictured below) by Liza Lucy Prior from Kaffe Fassett's book "Quilt Road". I have finished the first few rounds of the center of the quilt, still have a long way to go...
|Postcard Quilt by Liza Lucy Prior|
I am also working on a cheerful two-by-two block quilt (pictured below) made from leftovers from my Tutti-Frutti Granny Square Quilt
2. How does my work differ from other's of its genre?
I love working with Kaffe Fassett's fabric the most; there are endless exciting colours and patterns to choose from, and they look hand-painted. I like my quilt to have a strong underlying structure or pattern (repetition of shapes), so that it has rhythm. I love using as many different prints as possible in a quilt, I think it creates richness of colour and interest. I am strongly influenced by Kaffe Fassett, but I like to use my own colour combinations and also design my own quilt patterns (e.g. my Water Lilies Pinwheel Quilt pictured below).
|Water Lilies Pinwheel Quilt|
3. Why do I create what I do?
I love to be creative, and quilting really appeals to me because it involves colour, texture and craftmanship. Also, one ends up with something that is functional (and snuggly). I blog to share my creativity and joy of making quilts. My day job is very logical (soil scientist at a university); so another reason why I find quilting and blogging so enjoyable. I also enjoy other crafts and hobbies such as knitting (see knitted patchwork below), crochet, dress-making, gardening and painting landscapes. I have been knitting and sewing since I was a small child, taught by mom and grandmother. I started quilting in my teens using my mom's scraps from dress-making.
|Unfinished Wedding Ring Quilt started in my teens|
4. How does my creative process work?
I usually start with a quilt block design that excites me (could be from a book, blogs, pinterest or just playing with scraps). Then I proceed to figure our what colour combinations to use to make it pop (e.g. my Summer Star Quilt (pictured below), a happy version of the New Orleans Star quilt by Liza Lucy Prior).
|Summer Star Quilt|
I would now like to pass on to some of my favourite fellow bloggers; they will post their blog hop posts on 15 September 2014. Please do visit their inspiring blogs!:
Smazoochie (Beth) from Texas, USA http://smazoochie.blogspot.com/ - She is very creative and I love her use of colour and thrift fabrics.
Mystic Quilter (Maureen) from New Zealand http://mysticquilter.blogspot.com/ - She has an excellent eye for colour, her quilts are so rich and jewel-like. She is also a Kaffe Fassett fan.
Fleur's Place (Fleurette) from Durban, South Africa http://fleuretteellis.blogspot.com/- she makes beautiful quilts using traditional patterns but with modern fabrics and includes embroidered blocks.