1. What am I working on?
I have a lot of works in progress (WIPs) and I'll switch between them as the inspiration hits. This may seem like too many for some people, but I find that if I just let myself move from project to project as the mood strikes, then I stay more productive. I hate feeling like I "should" work on something because I find that it ends up stymying my creativity.
The project on my design wall that's getting my focus right now is this baby quilt for a friend. The late night lighting is throwing the colours off, but you get the idea.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Hmm, that's a tough one. I think there are two things that you tend to see a lot in my work -- solids and rainbow palettes. With solids, I love that no matter which way I cut up the fabric, the colour stays true and I don't need to worry about a secondary colour in the print becoming the dominant colour in the cut fabric. I also don't have to worry about the figure/ground relationship of the fabrics themselves and can just focus on the design of the quilt.
I also find something really joyful in a rainbow palette. Two reasons really -- a rainbow appeared as we were leaving my dad's funeral when he passed away 11 years ago and my middle son went through a rainbow drawing phase when he was 3. The quiet time we spent together drawing rainbow after rainbow is a memory of him that I cherish. I've enjoyed discovering and working with different rainbow palettes -- dark ones, bright ones, and toned ones. All this said, I love trying new things and trying different styles.
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I love making beautiful and useful things. I always have. I love the tactile nature of quilts and their warmth. Seeing something I made -- especially something I designed and then made -- makes me happy and satisfies my soul. I started the blog to keep my writing skills active while I was on parental leave and to participate in the great online quilting community.
4. How does my writing/creating process work?
Usually I try to do some quilting (at least 20 minutes) every day. Once I get going though, I often end up doing more. It's going to be a challenge to do that going forward, but it's such a great way to relax that I want to continue it. When it comes to blogging, I mostly write posts as I want to publish them. With my return to the office though, I may try doing some batch writing.
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Now, I'm supposed to tag 2 or 3 other people, but I think most of the people I know have participated already. If you haven't though and would like to participate, consider yourself tagged! :)
I'm hosting TGIFF! this week so get those finishes ready!