Monday, September 29, 2014

Around the World Blog Hop - Do You Think You Know Me?

Last week I was tagged by Sophie of Sophie Junction and Block Lotto for the "Around the World Blog Hop". Sophie, through the Block Lotto, has challenged me this year with some of her monthly block choices to try some new things. If you haven't checked out the Block Lotto please do so!
I'll try not to bore you too much or keep you too let's get on with the questions and answers.

1. What am I working on? 

If you are here and actually reading this then you probably already know the answer...I'm trying to rid myself of the fabric I've been hoarding in my sewing room before I'm buried alive under a sudden avalanche of said fabrics.  As part of that process I start at least two new projects a month and may finish one started in previous months years ago.  

2. How does your work differ from others of your genre? 

I really can't decide if I am from the comedy, fantasy or horror genre of quilters. With that said I guess my work differs as follows:

a. I think each quilt needs to have one or more novelty fabrics included. I call that the smile factor.
b. I never throw away any scraps. Never ever. Not a single scrap. The fairies that reside in my gardens take them and use them for mulch as you can see in the photos below.  The fairies have taken it upon themselves to take up residence in the base of a small sundial in the miniature flower garden. See the fairy door?

c.  When I take my bra off the minute I get home from work I feel liberated. I've never had that same feeling when I've worked on a quilt. 
d. I don't sew with jelly rolls or layer cakes; however, I may make them and I definitely eat them. 

3. Why do I create what I do? 

a. Because I want to have something to barter with when the zombie apocalypse occurs. 
b. Because color is my drug of choice.
c. To stay warm. My house is heated by wood. That's a lot of wood to split and the lazy fairies refuse to help with that. . 
d. To keep from choking someone.  To relieve stress. 
e. So I have something to take to the nursing home when the time comes. With all those quilts of novelty fabrics all of us old folks in our second childhoods should be able to play a fairly decent game of I Spy once in a while. 

4. How does my creative process work? 

See something, sew something.  

Okay. Now I get to tag a couple of lovely ladies for an "Around the World Blog Hop" post next week.  (Not everyone refused my request).  I met both of these very talented ladies via the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. 

Carla of A Few of My Favorite Things does the most beautiful, gorgeous, awesome, inspirational applique work you have ever in your life seen.  And she also does the most beautiful, gorgeous, awesome, inspirational hand quilting too.  She inspired me to make a Pickle Dish quilt and encouraged me with her sweet comments when I first attempted hand quilting.   

And then there's Sally of The Objects of Design.  She has a menagerie of the cutest critters you will ever see. But watch out...those critters may be cute but they are also mischievous. I enjoy reading about their misadventures.  Oh, and I'm envious of some of her good and evil novelty fabrics although I hope I never see some of those evil fabrics up close and personal. 


Julierose said...

I just love your is so original and creative and this really shows up in all of your work...hugs, Julierose

Andee said...

Love that "see something, sew something!"

Cathy Kizerian said...

I'm totally with you on the color thing and the bra thing. Only when I take it off, I yell "Release the Hounds!" Yes, we are empty nesters, so I am not corrupting anyone in the process. And the Zombie Apocalypse is called by our nutty family " The Zombie Apoxy Clips". Yeah, we're crazy.

Vic in NH said...

What a funny post! i loved it and I burned my bra in 1970 and never looked back. "See something, sew something" should be a bumper sticker, LOL!!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Fabulous post . . . see it - sew it . . . just awesome!!

sophie said...

Your post made me smile. I first read it when I was sick in bed and saved it unread so I could come back to it and thank you for participating AND tell you how much I enjoyed learning more about you and your approach toward quilting. Your quilt projects really are SO happy–I love them.