About a week ago I was contacted by Audrey, who blogs at Quilty Folk, to participate in the Around the World Blog Hop. This means I'll answer some questions about quilting, just as many quilters around the world did before me (if you go to Audrey's blog, you can read her answers and go to the person who tagged her and so on and on).
So, here we go!
1. What quilting/sewing thing am I working on?
I suppose the name of my blog is a giveaway to my biggest sin: I always work at at least 10 projects at the same time and finishing them is not my strongest point.
Lately, I have concentrated on my HST-quilt.
I really, really like this quilt and am therefore handquilting it. This means that I've spent these last few months mainly quilting this quilt and not working on my other projects.
Like my beequilt, that is next in line now that I figured out how the borders will look
And then there is the winding ways quilttop, just waiting to be quilted
as is the whirly garden quilttop
and my value quilttop
and the red and white quilttop
And I musn't forget all the projects where the quilttop isn't finished yet, like the Green Tea project
and the Lone Star project
I didn't know where this project was going in 2011 and I still don't know. But I'll finish it someday...
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre
I don't think it does differ and in a lot of cases I'm 100% sure it doesn't differ, since I often use a pattern. If I like a quilt I see in a book, I make my version of it. Like the HST quilt I'm currently working on, or the windmill quilttop I made last year. Both are copies from quilts I saw in a magazine (pattern included in the magazines). I even used the same colour schemes. So I don't consider myself to be a creative quilter, but I do make good copies.
3. Why do I write what I do?
You could say I'm a slow blogger because I only blog when I sewed or quilted something and didn't forget to take a picture. When there's no time for quilting, there's nothing to blog about and it would be very boring to write about my life.
4. How does my creative process work?
I wrote about my "creative process" a short while ago, in this blog post. Let's just say it's very much a trial and error method.
Phew, that was the questions part. Now it's time to introduce you to the blogger who agried to write a post on Monday September 29. Meet Lotje, one of the most creative quilters I know. She paints, prints and quilts! And contrary to me, she plans her quilts and has a real creative process, not just trial and error. So go check out her blog, you'll discover a real artist at work!