It’s week 9 of our Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along. I hope you are enjoying our quilt-along as much as I am. Be sure to check out the Flickr group to see the super cute blocks that have been made so far.
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Featured Designer: Benita Skinner
What is your quilting style?
I design both appliqué with a touch of Victorian/nostalgia and pieced quilt patterns with simple blocks that make a graphic overall design. My most recent collection is a series of Stuffies Baby Quilts.
How did you get started quilting and/or designing?
After making a pictorial quilt of my own creation [Victorian Manor], I was asked by my quilt guild to develop a workshop.
Do you have a favourite quilt?
That’s a hard one…I’ve recently counted, and discovered I now have over 100 quilt designs, after 10 years of offering my quilt patterns exclusively online. I love all of my quilts, or I wouldn’t enjoy finishing them!
My loveliest, would be my Victoriana Album quilt.
My super quick and easy favourite is Bubbles.
Quick and fun questions:
- Favourite colour:Green
- What part of the quilting process do you like the most? Playing with the fabric
- What part of the quilting process do you dislike the most? Unsewing :)
- Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or: Chocolate…and it’s good for you too!
- Favourite super hero or comic book character: Calvin & Hobbes (I miss them &#heart;)
- Most exciting place you’ve travelled: I thoroughly enjoyed my train trip across Canada.
- Favourite quote or mantra: Believe
Block 25 – Benita’s Christmas Stocking
Here’s Benita’s Christmas Stocking block. Head over to Benita’s site to download the tutorial.
Share Your Photos
Upload your completed blocks to our Flickr group for a chance to win some adorable buttons from Button Mad – Incomparable Buttons. One winner for each of our quilt-along blocks will be randomly chosen. You have two weeks to complete Benita’s Christmas Stocking block to be eligible to win.
Congratulations to the Week 6 button winners:
- Block 16 – Joy – CBNova1
- Block 17 – Christmas in Italy – Fluffysoftkitty
- Bonus Block – Christmas Ornaments – Mona’s Creativity
Please share the Quilt-Along graphic on your own blog. The more participants, the more FUN!
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