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Our featured quilter today is Tracey, who blogs at TraceyJayQuilts.  Her quilts are fun and her little man is adorable!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Tracey better ~

1.  Why do you quilt?
I began quilting when I was pregnant with my now 16 month old son, Steiger.  I wanted to use a quilt to announce to our parents whether we were having a boy or girl; this picture was from the night before we peeked.
boy or girl?
2.  Why do you quilt?
I quilt for many of the same reasons as Amy posted about here.  I want something that stays done.  Fabric (and lots of it) makes me happy.  It is a chance for me to create something tangible and (hopefully) beautiful.  And did I mention the fabric?
3.  What is your favorite quilting tip?
My third real-size quilt top was for my mom, and I wanted to try setting on point.  I was disappointed with how some of my sashing lined up (or more accurately, didn’t line up), and voiced this to my Great Aunt Mary.  She asked me, “Would you notice it riding by on a horse?”
Disappearing 9-patch on point (in Glace by Moda)
That is my favorite quilting tip — don’t stress about the imperfections — it robs so much of the joy of the process.
4.  What was the inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt?
My inspiration came from the little person I spend my days with; I wanted him to have a quilt from his Mommy.
Steiger's quilt
5.  Do you sew other things?
Though most of my sewing is on quilts, I have dabbled in a little bag, clutch, and pillow making.
pretty petal clutch

little folks dresden

6.  Anything else you would like us to know about you?
My bloggy friends make me happy.  And if you read this post, you’ll find out more about me than you might need to know. :)
Thank you for sharing Tracey!  All your projects are beautiful, but I especially love that bag — adorable!
Have a good weekend everyone~