Hi there! Just a couple more days, before Blogger’s Quilt Festival begins – are you ready? Today, I’m putting the finishing touches on my posts, and I will be ready! Our feature here today is Erica! Erica blogs at Kitchen Table Quilting, and I hope you enjoy getting to know her and her great quilts better –
1. How long have you been a quilter?
I started quilting in 2010 when I was pregnant with my son. My husband had just graduated from law school and was working long hours which left me with some lonely evenings. I was looking for a hobby other than watching television, but I don’t think I realized what I was getting into! When I first bought my machine I just wanted to make a few simple baby items. A couple months later I decided I wanted to make just one quilt and I was immediately hooked.
2. Why do you quilt?
I quilt because I think it is important to have a part of my life that is just mine. I love being a wife and a mother, but quilting is just for me. It helps my mind unwind and it gives me a creative outlet. I love the idea that I can sit down with a bunch of little pieces and make them into something whole. It is very therapeutic.
3. Why do you participate in Blogger’s Quilt Festival?
Blogger’s Quilt Festival is a great way to connect with other bloggers, but it is also a way to reflect on my work for the past few months. What have I made that I liked or dislike? Do I like the direction that my creative process is taking me? And then I get to read posts written by other bloggers where they reflect on their own work. It is very helpful and inspiring.
4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt, that you shared last spring? (pictured above)
My inspiration was inspired by Kandinsky’s “Color Study: Squares with Concentric Circles” painting. I have always loved the brightness of the painting and when I ordered some Kaffe Fassett shot cottons on a whim, the colors of the fabric reminded me of the painting. I almost always spend quite a bit of time planning out a project in my head before I get started, but with this quilt I just jumped right in and started cutting.
5. Anything else you would like us to know about you?
I just moved to San Diego 3 weeks ago and I am in the process of organizing my brand new sewing room. It is amazing to have my own dedicated sewing space!
Thanks for sharing Erica! Quilting is my creative therapy too :)
More soon –