An invitation to participate in the Around the World Blog Hop came from Susie of Susie's Sunroom, out in Pennsylvania, to me, here in Newark, California. I tried finding the origin (got back to May) of this blog hop but was unsuccessful. I did find out that it's not just for quilters.
Susie became a wonderful blogging friend last year, when she participated in my Quilts in the Pumpkin Patch Blog Hop. (I included the link since it's that time of year again and you might want to see the fall projects we all made.)
The participants of the Around the World Blog Hop are to answer a few questions and then tag another blogger so we can all meet and learn about new blogs and bloggers from all over the world.
QUESTION #1. WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW
This cute decorated tea towel kit. The pattern is free here and I am also working on handmade Christmas items (see my monthly Christmas post on the 25th of each month) so will use this pattern and make some Christmas tea towels because what a bright, cheery, and useful gift they will make!
I am also working on two Quilt Alongs: Quilt Doodle, Doodle and Sew Kitschy
And I recently saw some new quilt alongs that I really want to begin, but... finding the time??
Question #2; How does your work differ from others of your genre?
I'm not that different. I'm still learning a lot about quilting and trying different things. I love variety so may never fit into a little niche. With the quilt alongs, I tried paper piecing and applique, and made some triangle quilts for the first time this year. I seem to steer away from extremes (traditional or modern) and prefer something in between. I tend to lean towards more randomness and less symmetry.
Question #3: Why do you create what you do?
It's fulfilling, it's fun, it's wonderful to have and to give beautiful and useful homemade gifts. I love holiday sewing, I love finding the right color and fabric combinations, I love completing a project and blogging about it.
Question #4: How does your creative process work?
I often prefer to create my own patterns. I sketch out ideas for blocks and layouts or for piecing animals or other shapes and then encounter trial and error until it's right. I look on the blogs and Pinterest for beautiful projects for inspiration (they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery). I have really enjoyed doing the quilt alongs and sometimes follow a pattern, but it's not unusual that I tweak something to please myself.
Let me know in a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to become the next stop on the Around the World Blog Hop!
Thanks for stopping by!