Monday, August 18, 2014

Around the World Blog Hop


Happy Monday! Today it's my turn to share on the Around the World Blog Hop. Nini and the Sea have invited me to join the Hop last week. Every Monday, a new group of bloggers will share a little about themselves, and feature a few other bloggers who will post the following Monday.
Nini and the Sea are a mother/daughter team who write a blog about sewing, quilting, and other artistic things. Chelsey also hosts a Weekly Inspiration Linky Party--you should definitely check it out.

I'm on vacation this week, so I'll try to keep this short and sweet.

1. What am I working on? 
Right now my main project is my Hapi Hexi quilt. This is my first EPP project made from Amy Butler's Hapi fabric, and 1 inch hexies. My goal is to make this into a bed sized quilt-by adding massive borders. I don't think I can hand stitch 1,000 hexies together.

It was double extra super bright when I took this, so the fabric looks a little washed out.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre? 
I don't really know how to answer this one... hmmm.... I only just heard of modern quilting earlier this year, and I get inspiration from many different sources in this genre. What I really love are bright fabrics, simple patterns, and hand stitching.

3. Why do I write/create what I do? 
I love sewing and quilting because it gives me a good project to concentrate on when I get home from work. I like trying new things, doing design and quilty math. I usually find the process to be very methodical and relaxing (unless I'm having to pull the seam ripper out, over and over again).

4. How does my writing/creating process work?
I usually get inspiration from somewhere online--I just discovered pinterest a few weeks ago, and I can spend hours looking at quilts, fabric, and puppies. I don't follow directions, so I usually get a general idea of what I want to make, and then just start cutting.
I use a design wall, which helps a lot with my 'cut first, plan later' method.

Here is my latest Supernova Swap block. This one does require following some directions.

Before I go, I want to let you know of two other bloggers who will be sharing their posts next Monday. I met both of these quilters and bloggers during Plum and June's New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop.
Beth of Cooking up Quilts
Jenn of A Quarter Inch From the Edge

Now I'm off to enjoy a nice day (and a few cocktails :)) on the beach.
Happy Monday!


  1. Oh, Pinterest is one of my favorite places to go find quilting inspiration. I am such a visual person that I just love collecting up all the pretties in my boards to go look at frequently. :)

  2. Thanks for taking part in the blog hop! Enjoy your vacation!

  3. What a great post! I enjoy knowing us fellow quilters a little bit more. That hexi is going to be amazing and Love the super Nova! Have Fun sipping away!!!!

  4. I resisted Pinterest for a while, but now I find it so handy as a crafty scrapbook - where I keep ideas of projects that one day I would like to make.

  5. wow that hexi work is beautiful, I tried quilt but I don't have enough patience for all the cutting and such small pieces
    Your job is beautiful