Today is my turn to post for the Plum and June New Blogger Blog Hop. The last few weeks have been so amazing with this group of friendly bloggers. It's been a wonderful conversation and I've found some amazing new blogs to follow. Definitely check out all of the participants and consider taking part next year. Beth has kindly given a list of prompts so let's do a little Q&A!
When did you start quilting/who taught you?
I am relatively new to the craft of quilting, only doing it for about 2 years now. But I have always had a love of fabric. I'm one of those people who has to touch every textile in every store :) To be perfectly honest, I never liked quilts. And then I started stumbling upon these modern quilts with graphic patterns and colorful fabrics. I was pretty much hooked from that point on. I am self taught thanks to the plethora of tutorials and videos available online these days. But Amy at Diary of a Quilter definitely got me through my first ever quilt.
What is your favorite type of project?
I love a wide variety of fabric projects and am willing to tackle just about any of them. But you will probably see more pillows and baby quilts than anything else.
What type of sewing machine do you use?
A Pfaff Ambition 1.0 I'm happy with it thus far but have had some issues with the computer. Thankfully my local shop has awesome customer service and they exchanged it for a completely new one after the problems weren't solved after a lengthy repair process.
What are your favorite quilting notions?
Hmmmm, I guess my favorite notions are the ones I couldn't create without. My Olfa cutter is at the top of the list. I also recently bought my first pair of Machinger quilting gloves. Oh my god! If you haven't tried them, go buy some right now. I put it off for quite some time but I don't think I will ever be without a pair again. Two good pairs of scissors (one large and one snip). And a water soluble marker. Those are the tools I use daily and would replace immediately if there was an issue.
What are you working on now?
Bahahahaha! I think a better question is what am I NOT working on now! My WIP list is long ( you can click it up top to see just how long) and for every project I get finished, another three take it's place. There is simply too much amazing inspiration and awesome fabrics to not be constantly thinking of new quilts I would like to make! But my immediate priorities are a custom order twin quilt, my daughter's lap quilt and a stack of bibs for a local shop.
What is your favorite/least favorite part of quilting?
My favorite part is the planning of projects and piecing the top. I love seeing an idea turn into a physical object. Once the top is finished, I'm ready to move onto the next project. So the quilting part is often tedious for me. Although that is getting better as my quilting skills improve. I don't think binding will ever become enjoyable though. Absolute favorite part of quilting? Snuggling underneath one :)
I hope you have enjoyed your visit. Please feel free to look around and stay awhile. And while you are at it, stop by and visit the other blogs on the schedule this week.
Leigh Anne @ Ella's Cottage
Stacey @ The Tilted Quilt
Sarah @ Quilt Candy
Jackie @ NW Patchwork
Erica @ Happy Fabric
Stephanie @ Simple Sewendipity
Lauren @ Seraphym
Amy @ Cloud CouCou Crafts