Today’s featured quilter is Vicki!  Vicki is a friend online that I happily met last summer, and I was so excited when her name popped up as a feature nomination!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Vicki better —

1. When did you begin quilting?

I made my first quilt with my grandma when I was 13, and I started quilting for keeps later on, about 14 years ago.

No Prints Allowed challenge quilt
2. Why do you quilt?

I quilt because…I love it. I enjoy trying out different patterns and fabrics, and as a busy mom, I like doing something that is just for me. I like making things because they stay done and don’t have to be repeated (like all kinds of housework).
finished circle quilt
3. What is your favorite quilting tip?

My favorite quilting tip–when you are sewing together long pieces, if one of them is slightly longer than the other, you can sew them with the longer one on the bottom and the feed dogs on your sewing machine will ease in the extra fabric.

rainbow 9-patch
4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt?

My quilt festival quilt this time was my Rainbow 9-Patch and it was my second 9-patch in this style. When I made my first one, I just made the blocks from whatever colors I wanted, and the second time I deliberately chose fabrics so I would end up with a rainbow of blocks. This quilt by Kate from Swim, Bike, Quilt was definitely one that made me want my own rainbow 9-patch.
5. Do you sew other things?

I also sew clothing and other small items, but not as much as I used to.

Ruffle Crush Baby quilt
6. Anything else you would like us to know about you?

I recently finished my first PDF quilt pattern, Ruffle Crush (above), and it’s available in my shop.


Vicki – I love how colorful and cheery your quilts are!  Your tip is one of my favorites that I’ve put into practice for years!  Thank you for sharing your quilts with us!

Have a great weekend everyone!  I missed my Sewing with Kids post this week – I haven’t even touched my machine in the last week…that will be fixed today or tomorrow (for my own sanity!)