Counting down to Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, I’m featuring quilters from last fall all week long! I hope you enjoy getting to know Julianna better ::
1. When did you begin quilting?
I began quilting last year – in May when I bought a new sewing machine. Prior to that I wasn’t sewing almost at all, because my first sewing machine didn’t want to cooperate with me:)
2. Why do you quilt?
When I was pregnant I discovered on the internet lots of gorgeous fabrics – these fabrics wasn’t then available in Poland, so I started buying patchwork fabrics in US online shops. At first I thought that I will be using them just for sewing clothes for my daughter, but when I was looking for some help at Polish forum (while sewing a dress), I found photos of beautiful quilts and I just knew that I have to try sew something like this.
3. What was your most recent fabric purchase?
My most recent fabric purchases (yes, that’s right – I’m addicted to fabrics:) were connected with re-organizing my stash. I noticed that I’ve got too little blues and yellows tonal fabrics and too little solids – so I simply bought them.
4. What is your favorite quilting tip?
My favorite quilting tip is very general: “think about sewing, when you sew”. When I think that I’m doing pretty well with some technique I usually make a simple mistakes, because my mind is filled with random thoughts about everything except sewing. So I try always to concentrate on sewing to avoid common mistakes.
5. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt?
My inspiration for Quilt Festival quilt were snowdrops – I wanted to concentrate on snowdrops itself and make it main part of my quilt. I saw a lot of beautiful quilted works and I wanted to try such quilting.
6. Do you sew other things?
I sew also some clothes for my daughter – mainly summer skirts and dresses. Sometimes I sew toys and some other things for my daughter (like bed clothes). I sewed also a few bags for me.
7. Anything else we should know about you?
Because I’m a beginner all the time one thought gets back to me: so many things to sew, but so little time… This causes that I’ve got lots of ongoing projects and it takes me a while to finish my works (I prefer small projects: like mini quilts and pillows). I love the most the process of finding new ideas, sometimes I cannot sleep until I don’t think about all the details:)
My biggest dream is to take part in Quilt Show in USA (as a visitor). I started planning my trip to USA – maybe next year my dream will come true:)
Beautiful! I love your color choices! Thank you for sharing Julianna!