Featuring Lynz — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on April 16th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 14 comments

I met the featured quilter last summer in Dana’s quilt-along.  Lynz is a fun gal who blogs her quilting life in Scotland at Domestic Light and Magic….enjoy!

1. When did you begin quilting?
I’ve been quiting since May 2009 – so not a year yet! I was lookingfor a pattern for a beanbag doorstop since my wee sister-in-law wasjamming her conservatory door open with one of her husband’s trainers(a sneaker if you’re not a Brit!). I stumbled upon Tall Grass PrairieStudio and Oh, Frannson! and had never seen quilts like them! I had 2close friends about to give birth and decided to make them pram quiltswhich were made (the black and red “Yummy Mummy” was officially myfirst quilt), happily received and THEN I found the Old Red Barn Coquilt-along. I haven’t stopped cutting fabric since!

2. Why do you quilt?
I’m not sure. I’ve always loved making things out of other things.Creating in general has always been my “thing” whether it was drawing,gardening or baking. I think piecing fabric can be quite zen-like whenyou get in the zone but you could say that for a lot of hobbies. Idon’t ever analyse my joys – I just do it coz I love it. Cosy throwsand family heirlooms are just a lovely side effect!

3. What is your favourite quilting tip?
If you are tired? Stop. Nothing good EVER comes from sleepy sewing -this would be the voice of experience talking! And I mean fed-up sewinghere, too!

4. What was your inspiration behind your Quilt Festival quilt?
The Weller zig-zag was largely inspired by YOU, Amy, since youtaught me how to make it! And it is green since that is my favouritecolour and it was my first quilt for ME! It’s still a favourite andalthough I could do it better now? I rather like it’s imperfections.

5. Do you sew other things?
I’ve been sewing since childhood when my beloved Wee Granny let meuse her auld Singer – I have very happy memories of making sock bunniesfor my wee brother and doctoring teenage clothes – but through myadulthood I’ve only sewn for necessity. Curtains and hemming andnothing else. It is safe to say my machine has had more use in the last10 months than in the last 10 years put together. Maybe the last 15! Idid make a couple aprons last year and have been eyeing up a fewclothing patterns – it’s fun having unique homemade clothes!!

6. Anything else you would like us to know about you?
Er. I am Scottish and sometimes my dialect shows in my typing. Iwork, I love my family more than anything and am a rock chick. Andthank you Mum and Daddy for buying me my wee Janome when I was 16 – youwere right. It IS a better gift than a motorbike and look what it’smaking 20 years later!

And to whoever nominated me? Thanks – but I think you’re nut. Have you SEEN the talent about?!?!?

Thanks for sharing Lynz!  I hope you all have a great weekend :)
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14 thoughts on “Featuring Lynz — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

  1. 1
    Susan says:

    Great interview with Lynz! I will vouch for her wonderful eye with fabrics and her consistent outstanding successes with quilts.

    Add in that she's fun and funny and she makes for a great quilty friend. Oh, and she's not too hard to look at, either. ;)

  2. 2
    Rafael's Mum says:

    Lovely interview Lynz! So nice to see all your beautiful quilts in one place too, they are lovely and so are you!

  3. 3
    Thimbleanna says:

    What a fun guest! Thanks for sharing her with us Amy!

  4. 4
    Lynz says:

    Aw, shucks you guys, I'm blushing here. *grins* Okay, so I'm totally not but I am aglow with the warm fuzzies! Thank you for allowing me some space in your blog, Amy (I can't wait for your book!!!) and now I am off to sew. Hurray for days off work!!!

    P.S. My word verification is "revenvok." Doesn't that sound like an alien race from Star Trek?

    "The Revenvok Ambassador is hailing us, Captain…."

    Am I too much of a sci-fi geek? Really?

  5. 5
    Beth says:

    Lynz always can make me laugh!

    My word is migedars….

    The Ravenvok Ambassador's shuttle has been attacked by Migedars! Commence laser fire!!"

  6. 6
    Lynz says:

    whispers* Pst. Beth? PHasers not lasers!! Or a photon torpedo. I really am a lost cause, y'know.

    My WV this time is Snedled. That's more LotR, innit? One of Gollum's pals? I really AM going to sew now!!

  7. 7
    upstateLisa says:

    Great story!

  8. 8
    Trudi says:

    Amy! You really couldn't have picked a better 'nut' to feature! Lynz is the bestest, funniest, nicest blogger ! And she makes some really cool quilts too!

    wv: adballne – hmm, maybe a wee scottish in there!

  9. 9
    Candied Fabrics says:

    WHat lovely fresh quilts! And a lovely interview to go with them…and I totally agree on the tired sewing = I told you so sewing!

  10. 10
    bearpaw says:

    I really enjoyed getting to know you a bit better Lynz! And seeing your absolutely beautiful quilts! Can't belive you have only been doing this fo a year (not even that!) – you are obviously a total natural!!

  11. 11
    Elizabeth says:

    Love that Zigzag! Kudos to student and teacher alike!

  12. 12
    What Comes Next? says:

    what a great interview, and less than a year quilting – wowzer! I love the comment "I don't ever analyze my joys…" Something to live by! Beautiful quilts and so fun!

  13. 13
    mom says:

    What beautiful work you've done, Lynz! My daughter looking my shoulder commented that if you ever want to give away that beautiful limey green quilt she'll take it in a heartbeat as it's in her favorite color, too!

    Tammy ~@~

  14. 14
    Vicki says:

    I love that zig zag quilt. So. Much. All of these quilts are so pretty–love that figgy pudding too.

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