Featuring Leila — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter
1. When did you begin quilting?
I have been sewing ever since I was a very little girl; I used to have an old Singer treadle in my bedroom and sewed dolls clothes on it with help from my mum of course.
I first started quilting when I was pregnant with my son. I made him two baby quilts. But my obsession with quilting came from discovering modern quilting online. I started my own blog and haven’t stopped ever since!
Besides the more obvious reasons of loving all the pretty fabrics and designs I enjoy creating useful things. It makes me feel empowered to be able to create something that fills a need in my home (or that of others) I love the soft padded comfort a quilt brings.
I have this need to create; I always have been creative and come from a creative family. It is like this energy attaches to whatever media is closest for now that is textiles and quilting a few years back it was the theater and acting before that I used to draw and paint.
3. What is your favorite quilting tip?
Have fun, we all make mistakes, and perfection is overrated.
Yes mostly other things I don’t make that many actual quilts. I enjoy small patchwork projects a lot, cushions, bags, potholders etc. I love the bee’s that I am in they are challenging and I get to pour a lot of creative energy in just one block design. This year I plan to improve my dressmaking skills. I have made two Tova tops and have another Wiksten top in the making. I would love to be able to draft my own sewing patterns one day!
I used to be a cord dancer but I don’t think I could do it still!
Thank you for sharing with us Leila! I agree perfection is over rated – a finish is way better!
Have a great weekend everyone ~