Featuring Amanda – A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Hi friends!  Today’s featured quilter is Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl!  Amanda was the winner in the Favorite Wall Hanging category, read on to hear more about her cute quilt!
1. When did you begin quilting?
I began officially quilting when I was 24.  I had sewn all while growing up but I made my first quilt when I was expecting my first baby.  I bought a “baby quilts” book & I made almost every quilt in the book.  I never had any “real” quilt training – I just taught myself.

2. Why do you quilt?
I love the feeling of taking a pile of fabric & batting and turning it into “something”.  I LOVE the feeling I get when I sit down at the sewing machine and start sewing little bits of fabric together.  I LOVE fabric and all the possibilities.  Quilting just makes me happy :)
3.What is your favorite quilting tip?
My favorite quilting tip is to have a good iron and press your seams well.  When I teach people to quilt I notice the challenge isn’t so much in the sewing as in the pressing!!
4. What was the inspiration for you Quilt Festival quilt?
My inspiration in my Quilt Festival “Whooo La La” quilt was the theme fabric I choose.  It had such cute owls and fun colors.  My upstairs hallway didn’t have much color and I wanted something bright and happy and whimsical and something that would make me smile every time I walked by.  This quilt accomplished all that!
5. Do you sew other things?
Yes, I do!  I LOVE sewing!  I think quilting is my passion, but I love sewing other projects as well.  I love to make little girl dresses & skirts.  I love embellishing everything, making pillows, table toppers, curtains, bags, purses, zipper pouches, flowers, headbands, banners, aprons…anything that requires thread & fabric I am in!  My favorite saying is, “I cannot count my day complete ’till needle, thread, & fabric meet.”  That is me for sure!
Thanks for sharing Amanda! I love that saying – so fitting for many of us!
Have a great weekend everyone –
By | 2017-02-06T09:18:22+00:00 July 6th, 2012|Featured Quilter|8 Comments


  1. Jen July 6, 2012 at 6:09 am - Reply

    Nice to meet you Amanda!

  2. Tammy July 6, 2012 at 6:23 am - Reply

    I’d smile every time I’d walk past that quilt, too! What creative fun you’re quilting, Amanda! :-) Love your favorite saying, too :-)

    Tammy ~@~

  3. Snoodles July 6, 2012 at 7:37 am - Reply

    Lovely, whimsical quilt! Nice to “meet” you, Amanda!

  4. Queenie Believe July 6, 2012 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Wonderful approach to sewing and quilting… I love fabric too! (sometime too much -lol-)
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  5. Alyssa July 6, 2012 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Nice to met you Amanda, loved your Owl Quilt!

  6. Terri Shuffield July 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Hi Amanda! Love your Owl wall hanging but LOVE your Watermelon quilt as well. Your little princess is precious….Your passion for sewing shines! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Karen Johnson July 6, 2012 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Amanda, I am so proud of you. You are such an inspiration to me!

  8. Carol E. July 8, 2012 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    That dress and the model are both adorable!

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