This blog hop has been making the rounds for some time. Anybody know who started it? The idea is to answer 3 questions and recruit 3 more people to share on their blogs the following week.
I am always working on more projects than I can ever complete. I know I'm not alone in this, but I have seriously got to get a handle on my WIPs.
|Finished this up last week!|
Right now I am fine tuning a new applique design that smacked me upside the head Saturday when I decided that I wanted to actually make a quilt for an upcoming show. There's a good chance I won't get it done in time, but I work better when I've got a deadline of sorts. I am waiting for fabric to arrive for it and am hoping it looks like the colors in my head/on my screen. I rarely buy fabric online, but I needed some solids and neither LQS has much in the way of solids and I didn't want to use Kona even though Joanne's has a decent selection of it. (In case you're wondering, I think Kona is kind of thick and I don't want to use it for some projects.)
I have another applique project that I could finish up in time for the above deadline, but the other idea has taken over my brain.
I am also working on a special project that I can't get too specific about. Possibly because I might just give up on it.
I am always working on my blog and Youtube channel, trying to keep folks informed, encouraged, and possibly entertained. There's several small projects in the works as samples for the shop that I work at one day a week.
|Made this for the shop too!|
That's enough for now on what I'm working on. I will also add that tomorrow my baby turns 5! Five whole stinking adorable years. I can't believe it.
Some might call me an art quilter for a few of my quilts, but I've seen real art quilters and that's not really me. I'm not a traditionalist, given my lack of piecing but that doesn't mean I'm a modern quilt gal either. I'm somewhere in the middle of all of it. I like to think of myself as an artistic quilter.
My creative process is fueled in part by panic. Well, not exactly, but that's when I get productive anyway! I shared a little about my process yesterday. Inspiration comes and goes, but when it's flowing, it's wonderful. I get inspired by colors, music, or just an itch to stitch. But like any talent, it truly grows when you slog through the less inspired bits and push through til the idea comes to fruition.
I know people like to read about other people's creative process, and I've not gone into mine much. But that's because it really just kind of happens. I haven't been at this long enough to recognize the details and stages of how I work. I do know that I am my own worst enemy when it comes to a project that pushes me out of my comfort zone. What a negative inner voice I can have! But I also know that pushing past that negativity and stepping out of my comfort zone is when I really grow creatively.
From a practical standpoint, my process usually involves a sketchbook, graph paper, followed by some computer tweaking if it's a major project, and almost always freezer paper.
That's it for the questions. I neglected to line up 3