Vicky is a recent adopter to the quilting community, but she’s jumped in with both feet! I hope you enjoy getting to know Vicky better –

1. When did you begin quilting? 
I actually didn’t start sewing or quilting before I was gifted a sewing machine in early 2014. So not for that long, but I haven’t looked back since I started!
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2. Why do you quilt?
I quilt for the love of fabric, maths and patterns. I love the endless possibilities that come with designing and sewing a quilt top and the additional texture of the quilting.

3. What is your favorite quilting tip?
I’m still leanring so much, but one thing I found is that most of the time there isn’t only just one right way to do something when it comes to patchwork and quilting. Don’t fear to break the rules sometimes! I don’t always trim my blocks and they still come out okay. I pin a lot with regular pins rather than speciality clips. I sometimes use bias tape for binding (I love the skinny look!) and I mark lines before quilting.
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4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt? 
Both quilts I entered (into the Appliqué and the Rainow categories) were made using Modern Handcraft’s modern hexie method of applying the hexies to the background. So from the technical side of things Nicole was my big inspiration.
The vineyard table runner (below) was inspired by the beautiful, golden fall of 2014 in Germany, many glasses of wine and the search for an updated fall colour palette.
The rainbow hexie world map (above) I actually made for my boyfriends new room last summer (he had just moved abroad). We love to travel together and he has a thing for maps, so it seemed like a fitting motif. I love that he has that quilt I made hanging above his desk, so something of me is there, even when we’re far apart.
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5. Do you sew other things? 
Before I started to sew with a machine I did a lot of hand sewing. I’ve always loved fabric but felt intimitaded by sewing machines (pretty stupid in hindsight). I made a ton of those little Spool birds that go on a mobile. My perfect go-to gift for all new babies being born in our circle of friends! I still have a whole box of them ready to go whenever! I also love to sew softies every now and then.
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6. Anything else you would like us to know about you?
At the risk of sounding soppy, I’m so happy I started quilting not only for the craft itself but for the community that comes with it. Looking back at 2014 I realized  I got to know a lot of interesting and inspiring people I wouldn’t have ‘met’ otherwise.
It’s so true Vicky! The hobby is even better with all the friends made along the way! Thanks for sharing your quilts with us :)