Counting down to Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, I’m featuring quilters from last fall all week long! I hope you enjoy getting to know Kelli better ::
1. When did you begin quilting?
Nearly three years ago.
2. Why do you quilt?
At the risk of sounding corny…I love the fact that you can take what seems like ordinary fabric and make something that is completely extraordinary! I love that everyones quilts are unique. You can use the same fabrics or patterns as someone else but you have the ability to make it truly yours.
3. What was your most recent fabric purchase?
I’m really trying not to buy much fabric at the moment so I can enjoy using what I have but I was super lucky at Christmas, My parents bought me some Parisville fat quarters by Tula Pink. Love Tula! (You can read more about Kelli’s more recent hauls on her blog!)
4. What is your favorite quilting tip?
Don”t rush your quilts! It is a journey not destination. Making a quilt is what we enjoy doing, So why hurry? You are just going to turn around and start another one! Oh, and make your iron your best friend. My Mum thinks that its hilarious that I dislike ironing so much but my favorite hobby requires so much of it!
5. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt?
My Mum usually comes around to visit every Tuesday and after showing her my quilts every week, She decided to give it a go herself.
I had 2 Neptune jelly rolls just waiting for something special. We found a fairly simple pattern and we started sewing them together side by side at my kitchen table. We now have matching quilts, and we still sew together every Tuesday! She is hooked!
6. Do you sew other things?
I have made a few cushions, softies and some pyjamas for my boys but I want to venture out and make myself some dresses this year.
Any tips or help will be greatly appreciated! :)
7. Anything else you would like us to know about you?
My other obsession is Custom Painting which is how I pay my bills and buy fabric. I mainly paint cars and motorbikes with the few exceptions. It’s just another great excuse to play with colour!
Thanks for sharing Kelli! I love your colorful quilts!