Featuring Felicity — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!


Posted on October 27th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 16 comments

One more day before Bloggers’ Quilt Festival begins!  Are you ready?  I have a couple of posts to finish up!
Today I wanted to feature one more quilter from the Spring Festival – Felicity.  Felicity blogs at Felicity Quilts, and she has a few of her beautiful quilts to share with us today.  Enjoy –
1. When did you begin quilting?
I’d admired quilts for years but didn’t think I could ever make one. I began quilting in 2001, when I took a beginner’s class at a local quilt shop. It was my husband who encouraged me to take the class, and who later encouraged me to upgrade my sewing machine to the one I use now (a Bernina 145).

HK Wisdom front.1

2. Why do you quilt?
I quilt because I love it, and because it’s the only art/craft I’m any good at! I love that it’s the perfect combination of creativity and utility. I just love to make stuff.
3. What is your favorite quilting tip?
Use a design wall. My quilting experience improved 100% when I “invested” $5 in a flannel-backed vinyl tablecloth and tacked it up on my wall using old sewing machine needles. There is no question in my mind that the ability to lay out my quilt blocks and stand back to look at them significantly changed the quality of my quilts for the better.
Polka Dot Garden Front4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt?
I had collected a bunch of polka-dot fabrics here and there, and I decided to make a sampler quilt with them. As luck would have it, you (Amy) launched your Simple Sampler Quiltalong right around that time so it was definitely serendipity!

In a (Solid) Pickle

5. Do you sew other things?
I sew a few non-quilt things here and there: totes for teacher gifts, some garments for my daughter (mostly pyjama pants and pillowcase dresses – easy stuff), but 95% of my sewing time is spent quilting.

DQS10 Finished!

6. Anything else you would like us to know about you?
I discovered the online modern quilting community in early 2010 and it put my obsession with this hobby of mine into overdrive, where it’s been ever since! It’s literally changed my life: I’ve made some fabulous new friends who share my love of fabric and quilts, I’ve sent quilts and quilt blocks all over the world (and received them too!), and I continue to grow and learn and discover all kinds of great new things each and every day. I’m loving every minute of it.
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I love how small the world is when we are all online!  Thank you for sharing your quilts, and your quilting journey with us Felicity – I can’t wait to see what you will share next!
-Amy




16 thoughts on “Featuring Felicity — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

  1. Getting ready to post tomorrow! It’s amazing how fast the newbies catch on and do such beautiful quilts. And most are not afraid of COLOR! See you Tomorrow ONLINE! A great diversion for those of us not going to Quilt Market or Festival in Houston.

  2. Getting ready to post tomorrow. What great quilts from this Newbie. Thanks for the Bloggers Quilt Festival. It’s a a great diversion for those of us who aren’t going to HOUSTON for Market or Festival. See you ONLINE!

  3. Thanks for the great interview of one of my favorite quilters! Felicity’s quilts and her blog are among my top favorites. I always smile when she pops up in my reader :)

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