Monday, September 15, 2014

Around the World blog hop: 6th one's the charm.

I've been resisting joining in on this blog hop for a couple months now--it's been a busy summer and I didn't find the questions very inspiring.  Regardless, on the 6th invitation I finally relented:

1. What am I working on?
Trying to finish up these months-long WIPs before I start on another large commission:

A feather mini.

Bee mini, still trying to decide on backing fabric.

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I really don't look for the differences or similarities between my work and others.  I am constantly inspired and affected by what I see others do, and I try to cite those that have inspired my work by linking to them.  I think this question might be better answered by my followers--what do YOU think makes my work different than the other quilt bloggers out there?

3. Why do I write/create what I do?
Because it fulfills my creative tendencies and challenges and focuses me mentally.  It also gives me something productive to do outside of the normal Mom duties.

4. How does my writing/creating process work?
In simple terms: Daydream, research, design/draw, work through the construction, research, quilt, bind, photograph, blog, done.  

Rather than tag a bunch of new people, I'm going to link back to the friendly bloggers that invited me to join in and have supported my blogging--some of them are more active on IG, so I've included their user names there too (please let me know if I've missed any!):

I love that these ladies thought of me and have been apart of my community of quilty friends!  I'm frequently blown away by their kindness and generosity.  And continuously thankful for their support!


  1. 6th times the charm, aye? By holding out, I think you found out just how much you mean to the blogging community! :) Your work differs from others because of your attention to detail. And by detail, I mean you even pay attention to the small nuances of what makes other people excited and you are able to translate that into crafty, gifty goodness in a way that is totally inspiring and wonderful. You also have a fearlessness in your quilting that can be see in the delicious and varied free motion quilting patterns that you use. I also think that you show honesty and courage in your blogging and aren't afraid to pull the cover back and talk about the raw emotions and thoughts and struggles that go into life and therefore creativity. I am glad you decided to join, and I am going to make sure that I check out all of the fabulous people who helped push you into the blog hop. :)

  2. Wow, a lot of us wanted to know how you'd answer those questions! I found #2 tough to answer too. Your blog was one of the first I started following and it was because of your gorgeous quilting (the lone star quilt was the very first post I read) and because you're not afraid to talk about the stuff that didn't go as well as you would have liked. As I've been learning fmq your work has been a real inspiration to me. Thanks for the shout out!

  3. I am jet lagged, but my mushy brain thinks you should have mentioned your brave tackling of creative and complex projects and inspired FMQ for number 2. :)

  4. What I find makes you different is that you bravely go where others fear to tread. You think of a design and follow through on it with your own heart. And that is so very inspiring!! Keep on!! Lori @sewpsychd

  5. Your answers to all questions make perfect sense, I relate very well.....
    The comments above answer your question very well too.

  6. Whoops. I read this a while ago and forgot to comment. I was going to say that I enjoyed and appreciated your concise responses :) Also, I can't wait to see where the feathers are going. :)

  7. I'm just catching up on about a months worth of blog reading and was surprised and delighted to read this post. Nice and concise. I believe your work differs from others particularly because of your unique and amazing quilting ability. Thanks for linking back to my blog.