Featuring Charlotte — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!
1. When did you begin quilting?
I learned to sew when I was a child, but only started quilting ten years ago when my daughter was a baby.
2. Why do you quilt?
There are so many reasons! I quilt because I love to create, and fabric is such a wonderful medium. Sewing helps keep me sane, and I love that the end result gives so much comfort. I also love to be surrounded by handmade things — they really make the house cosy.
3. What is your favorite quilting tip?
Measure twice, cut once. I wish I always remembered to do this.
My quilt was made using Oakshott shot cottons which are so beautiful and practically glow. I wanted to make something that would showcase the amazing colours without the distraction of too much structure, so opted for improv piecing of randomly cut strips. There was a lot of pressing and starch involved in trying to get some of the curves to lie flat!
5. Do you sew other things?
I also like to sew bags and pouches, as well as pillows and other home accessories.
Thanks for sharing Charlotte! I love being surrounded by handmade too – I spent yesterday on the couch with a couple favorite quilts.
Have a great weekend friends!