Hi there! The featured quilter today is Isa! I hope you enjoy getting to know her more --
1. When did you begin quilting?
I started quilting in the summer of 2008, while being pregnant with my youngest daughter Marie, I wanted to make her a baby blanket under which she could be kept warm and safe. In my last trimester I had a hard time sleeping, and so I spend my nights sewing and surfing the internet learning about patchwork, quilting and such. And that first quilt really got me hooked (some may say obsessed…)
I quilt because I simply can’t stop… And because I really enjoy the process in which small pieces of fabric create a new whole.
It’s also a great stress relief for me, and I would probably be a much grumpier person if I didn’t quilt.
My favourite quilting tip or advice is the importance of accurate seam allowance, and to not save money on a seam ripper… but get the best there is.
My entry to the quilt festival was a quilt I made as part of Crazymomquilt’s one a day minepatch quilt along. (…and breath…) I really like the ninepatch block because it’s so simple and yet so versatile. I wanted to make a scrap quilt using scraps from other quilts I’ve made, so that the quilt in this way would be a walk down memory lane. The rainbow or colorway layout is an absolute favourite of mine, and it seemed like a good and easy way to arrange the scrappy blocks.
5. Do you sew other things?
Yes I sew other things as well, both personally and professionally. I’m in the midst of taking a bachelor degree in textile education and handicraft… A sort of handicraft teacher for adults. So I sew a lot in school, primarily clothes and garments. In my spare time I also enjoy sewing softies, bags and home décor in general.
Hmm.. What’s there more to tell?
I’m beginning to be more interested in designing fabric, we have had a couple of courses in screen printed fabric, and I really love doing it. My eyes also been opened to the world of digital textile print, and I hope to become better at using illustrator and photoshop during this year.
Thank you for listening to me talk about myself J
And thank you Amy for being such an inspiration and for having such a lovely blog.
Thanks so much for sharing Isa! I'm envious and curious to know more about your degree - sounds amazing!
Have a great weekend everyone :)
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