Featuring Julianna — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!


Posted on May 12th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 7 comments

Counting down to Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, I’m featuring quilters from last fall all week long!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Julianna better ::

1.  When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting last year – in May when I bought a new sewing machine. Prior to that I wasn’t sewing almost at all, because my first sewing machine didn’t want to cooperate with me:)

2. Why do you quilt?

When I was pregnant I discovered on the internet lots of gorgeous fabrics – these fabrics wasn’t then available in Poland, so I started buying patchwork fabrics in US online shops. At first I thought that I will be using them just for sewing clothes for my daughter, but when I was looking for some help at Polish forum (while sewing a dress), I found photos of beautiful quilts and I just knew that I have to try sew something like this.

3.  What was your most recent fabric purchase?

My most recent fabric purchases (yes, that’s right – I’m addicted to fabrics:) were connected with re-organizing my stash. I noticed that I’ve got too little blues and yellows tonal fabrics and too little solids – so I simply bought them.

4. What is your favorite quilting tip?

My favorite quilting tip is very general: “think about sewing, when you sew”. When I think that I’m doing pretty well with some technique I usually make a simple mistakes, because my mind is filled with random thoughts about everything except sewing. So I try always to concentrate on sewing to avoid common mistakes.

5. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt?

My inspiration for Quilt Festival quilt were snowdrops – I wanted to concentrate on snowdrops itself and make it main part of my quilt. I saw a lot of beautiful quilted works and I wanted to try such quilting.

6. Do you sew other things?

I sew also some clothes for my daughter – mainly summer skirts and dresses. Sometimes I sew toys and some other things for my daughter (like bed clothes). I sewed also a few bags for me.

7. Anything else we should know about you?

Because I’m a beginner all the time one thought gets back to me: so many things to sew, but so little time… This causes that I’ve got lots of ongoing projects and it takes me a while to finish my works (I prefer small projects: like mini quilts and pillows). I love the most the process of finding new ideas, sometimes I cannot sleep until I don’t think about all the details:)

My biggest dream is to take part in Quilt Show in USA (as a visitor). I started planning my trip to USA – maybe next year my dream will come true:)

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Beautiful!  I love your color choices!  Thank you for sharing Julianna!





7 thoughts on “Featuring Julianna — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

  1. 1
    Jill says:

    I love your hexagons, both the pillow and the embroidery hoop. And your snow flake quilting is amazing!

  2. 2
    Beth says:

    Beautiful work! Hope your dream becomes a reality soon!

  3. 3

    Thanks for introducing us to Julianna. I started following her blog a few weeks ago. I think she is very talented and only a beginner. WOW!

  4. 4
    Bailey C says:

    LOVE that pillow in the first picture!!!

  5. 5
    Liz (Ela) says:

    Amy, thanks for introducing us to Julianna!
    My parents were born in Poland, I was not, but I do speak/write some Polish so…

    Slicznie zrobiona/ uszyta poduszka! Twoj styl bardzo mi sie podoba!

    Nasza corka bedzie w Warszawie i w Krakowie/Zakopanym w lipcu i pozniej na studjach w Warszawie przez 4 tygodni. Chetnie czeka na wyjazd!

    Teraz ze wiem o tobie to bede starala sie wstapnac na twoj blog od czasu do czasu. Czesc!

  6. 6
    Julianna says:

    Amy, thank you very much for showing my works on your beautiful site!

    Ladies, I’m blushing:) thank you!!!

  7. 7
    Tiffany says:

    I just found Julianna’s blog the other day – she is fantastic! Julianna, if you come to a quilt show in PA next year, you can stay with me in Delaware – only if you teach me to say more than “that is a lamp” in polish tho, that is my one stipulation haha. I live right by amish country… best place to get fabric other than etsy ;-)

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