Featuring Vicki — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter!

Today’s featured quilter is Vicki!  Vicki is a friend online that I happily met last summer, and I was so excited when her name popped up as a feature nomination!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Vicki better —

1. When did you begin quilting?

I made my first quilt with my grandma when I was 13, and I started quilting for keeps later on, about 14 years ago.

No Prints Allowed challenge quilt
2. Why do you quilt?

I quilt because…I love it. I enjoy trying out different patterns and fabrics, and as a busy mom, I like doing something that is just for me. I like making things because they stay done and don’t have to be repeated (like all kinds of housework).
finished circle quilt
3. What is your favorite quilting tip?

My favorite quilting tip–when you are sewing together long pieces, if one of them is slightly longer than the other, you can sew them with the longer one on the bottom and the feed dogs on your sewing machine will ease in the extra fabric.

rainbow 9-patch
4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt?

My quilt festival quilt this time was my Rainbow 9-Patch and it was my second 9-patch in this style. When I made my first one, I just made the blocks from whatever colors I wanted, and the second time I deliberately chose fabrics so I would end up with a rainbow of blocks. This quilt by Kate from Swim, Bike, Quilt was definitely one that made me want my own rainbow 9-patch.
5. Do you sew other things?

I also sew clothing and other small items, but not as much as I used to.

Ruffle Crush Baby quilt
6. Anything else you would like us to know about you?

I recently finished my first PDF quilt pattern, Ruffle Crush (above), and it’s available in my shop.


Vicki – I love how colorful and cheery your quilts are!  Your tip is one of my favorites that I’ve put into practice for years!  Thank you for sharing your quilts with us!

Have a great weekend everyone!  I missed my Sewing with Kids post this week – I haven’t even touched my machine in the last week…that will be fixed today or tomorrow (for my own sanity!)


By |2017-02-06T09:18:34-06:00July 15th, 2011|Featured Quilter|29 Comments


  1. Mary on Lake Pulaski July 15, 2011 at 6:14 am - Reply

    Vicki’s quilts are wonderful! Thanks Vicki and Amy!

  2. ImperaMagna July 15, 2011 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Vicki’s quilts are lovely and so inspiring! Thanks for introducing us to Vicki, Amy!

  3. Shannon C. July 15, 2011 at 8:11 am - Reply

    I love the ruched ruffles in Vicki’s quilt! Such a fabulous idea for adding surface texture!

  4. Karen July 15, 2011 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Amy, I love Vicki’s quilts! Nice colors.

  5. Vicki July 15, 2011 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Thanks for featuring me, Amy! I just got back from visiting family in Utah again (I wish we would have been able to meet up again this time!) and I gave the rainbow 9-patch quilt to my sister. It was so fun to be able to do that in person. :)

  6. Beth July 15, 2011 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Beautiful quilts!!! I am lovin’ that Ruffle Crush quilt…girls get all the cutest stuff! Smiles~Beth

  7. amy smart July 15, 2011 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Yay Vicki! I was in a Bee with Vicki last year and loved making her blocks. It was great to meet her IRL when she was in Utah last week. Woo! And that Ruffle Crush quilt is even prettier in person. Trust me. LOVE it.

  8. Eileen July 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    I love Vicki! She was truly one of the major reasons I’ve become a quilting nut! She and my dear neighbor have been major inspirations. I’ve known Vicki since she was a roomie with my daughter in college. So glad they’ve stayed friends and I went to her blog from my daughter’s. So many good tutorials. Having an old brain, I end up going to her binding tutorial to figure out angles for the strip ends every time! Think I need to do a couple chicken potholders for my neighbor/quilting buddy who’s moving soon and leaving her beloved chickens behind

  9. Lynne July 15, 2011 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    I love Vicki’s Rainbow Nine Patch – gorgeous. I’m off to check out her blog!

  10. Dianne Mitzel July 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Love these wonderful fabrics, would love to have the chance to create with them!

  11. sl July 15, 2011 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    I love your quilts. I love the bright colors. Love, love the ruffle quilt!!

  12. Candy from Candied Fabrics July 15, 2011 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    I love Vicki’s modern take on a Dear Jane! And that tip is a great one!

  13. Jan July 16, 2011 at 9:20 am - Reply

    I quilt because I love it, too. Love the Rainbow Nine Patch quilt; a great take on a basic quilt.

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    Gotta love a tip like that!

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