It's time for a brand new Design Challenge interview & project.
What is your most favorite quilt block of all time?
My favorite quilt block is probably the standard sawtooth star. I think it's classic and stands the test of time. Plus, it's so versatile! You could make a dozen quilts using that basic block and come up with a dozen completing different looking quilts.
What was your first quilting project?
My first quilting project also happens to be my first sewing project! Summer of 2010 I decided to bite the bullet, buy a sewing machine and learn everything I could about making a quilt. Honestly, the internet taught me to sew. The quilt was made using a charm pack with 4" borders in a Christmas theme. I was instantly hooked and wish I hadn't waited so long to start sewing.
Where do you find inspiration for sewing and quilting projects?
I tend to browse the internet A LOT. Like, it's a problem. Flickr, Pinterest and even Instagram are great resources. I also follow hundreds of amazing blogs. I don't think you can ever have too much inspiration. I subscribe to a couple of magazines but most of my projects and ideas stem from things I've seen online.
What is your favorite sewing supply/room organizational tip?
Right next to my cutting board I have 4 little baskets that hold different sizes of scraps from 2" square and up. When I'm cutting my fabrics I can just toss the scraps in the baskets I go. Clean up goes much quicker and when the baskets are full I move the scraps into larger organizational bins.
Thanks so much for sharing a little about yourself, Julie!
Check out the super cute bundle that Julie curated for us. A quilter after my own heart with the pinks, greens, and low volumes! :-)
Lovely, no? Order a bundle here and then hop on over to see Julie's tutorial for this cuteness ...
Every pup should have one of these for Christmas. :-)
Happy Sewing! :-)