Featuring Andi — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

It’s Friday again!  Today’s featured quilter is Andi, as in Patch Andi!  I hope you enjoy Andi’s quilts —

1. When did you begin quilting?
When I was 8 years old, my grandmotherwas hand-stitching a grandmother’s flower garden hexagon quilt. It wasthe only quilt she ever made. Whenever I visited her during that year, I gotbusy making hexagons and sewing them together. (I wish I knew what became of thosecreations).

A few years later, my mum taught me to usea sewing machine.  It wasn’t until I was in my latetwenties that I put the 2 concepts together and started machine piecing quilttops. I was never interested in the actual quilting process and always sentthem off for long-arm machine quilting.
Until ….. that original quilt of mygrandmothers needed to be re-quilted . (The original quilting had beenout-sourced and was done very badly). My wonderful teacher Judy Newman atAmitie convinced me to hand quilt it myself and I became hooked. Thank youJudy!!!!

2. Why do you quilt?
I quilt because I love:

  • colour
  • being creative
  • fabric
  • design
  • connecting with other crafters
  • fabric (I KNOW I said it twice)
3. What is your favorite quilting tip?
Don’t worry too much aboutperfectly meeting corners or exact measurements. Enjoy the process, have funwith it and treasure your creations. Remember …. ‘wonky’ is ‘in’.
4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival Quilt?
My quilt festival quilt is superscrappy which I love. That’s one of the great things about patchwork ….Making use of every little bit of fabric scrap to make new and wonderfulcreations.
The design is VERY loosely based on aquilt by Kaffe Fassett called ‘Nona’ from the Passionate Patchworkbook.
5. Do you sew other things?
I also love to sew bags, notebookcovers, cushions/pillows, pencil rolls and other smaller items that can be usedas gifts. I really love giving handmade!!
6. Anything else you would like us to know about you?
This year, I left my ‘day job’and have started a business creating memory quilts by commission. So far it hasbeen a wonderful new journey with a slow trickle of business that I hope willgrow to become a gently flowing stream. That way, I can still focus on being amum to 2 delicious red-heads (Jake is 6 and Ella is 4), and a wife to my Dan.He puts up with SO much!!!!

Congratulations Andi, and much success in your business!

Have a great weekend everyone~
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By | 2017-02-06T09:18:57+00:00 April 2nd, 2010|Featured Quilter|17 Comments


  1. wishes, true and kind April 2, 2010 at 6:29 am - Reply

    Wonderful! I was just looking at some of her quilts on Flickr! I love the scrappy look of her quilts and use of color. Her quilts are a joy to look at and it sounds like a joy to make. Keep it up, Andi!


  2. Anonymous April 2, 2010 at 7:18 am - Reply

    Don't know how to see your quilts on flicker. But, I love what I see here. So much color and so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Lots of inspiration for a newbie.


  3. MomBrose April 2, 2010 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Her quilts are so pretty! I love that brightly colored block quilt!! :)

  4. Mandy April 2, 2010 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Sorry to be a nuisance but, like Pamela, could I ask to see links for Andi's work?

  5. Mandy April 2, 2010 at 10:27 am - Reply

    Thanks so much, Amy. What a delightful Blog Andi has.

  6. Georgina April 2, 2010 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Love your work Andi – good luck with the new venture!

  7. Andi April 2, 2010 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Thanks Amy for having me visit your blog this week and thanks for all the kind comments from your readers.

    Andi :-)

  8. Kate April 2, 2010 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    As someone who doesn't make quilts but loves to look at them, Andi's work ticks all the boxes, gorgeous fabrics, lovely patterns and lots of colour and interest. It is obvious from the quilts that she is in love with making them.

  9. One Flew Over April 2, 2010 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Andi is a gem x

  10. Jodie April 2, 2010 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Andi, makes such beautiful quilts and is is such a great warm funny person.
    Great Interview

  11. Elizabeth April 2, 2010 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    What a great spotlight! Andi's quilts and words of wisdom are wonderful! Thanks to both of you!

  12. audreypawdrey April 2, 2010 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    I really enjoyed this interview and love Andi's quilts! They are all so beautiful, and I do enjoy visiting her blog so much. Good luck with your business, Andi!

  13. Allie April 2, 2010 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Such gorgeous, vibrant quilts – great interview – had to go become a follower, lol! Thanks Amy and Andi!

  14. Marit April 3, 2010 at 12:54 am - Reply

    Lovely quilt Andi ; )

    And good luck on growing you own business!

  15. Posie Patchwork April 3, 2010 at 2:36 am - Reply

    Love fresh quilting, super colour blasts, gorgeous!! Love Posie

  16. Dresden Quilter April 3, 2010 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    What gorgeous quilts. I love reading all of the stories.

  17. Ariane April 4, 2010 at 5:37 am - Reply

    I love Andi's work. This was a great interview!! Thanks Amy!!!

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