How does the quilt-along work? Over a 12-week period, 36 fabulously talented designers will be making 12″ blocks that you can make. You can pick and choose which blocks you want to make. Sash them, add borders, baste it, quilt it, and have it ready to give-away or keep for yourself this Christmas. Or you might want to use some of the blocks for a mini quilt, a table runner, bags, whatever you like.
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Featured Designer: Becky
What is your quilting style?
I am all over the place when it comes to style. I love to do my own thing and not worry about mistakes, points or other silly issues. I have come up with one solution- the ‘cranky’ style. It takes all those worries away! Here is the cranky quilt:
And another fun one — in the leafy treetops. Raw edge applique leaves, and birds. As you can tell I am not a big fan of needle turn or zig-zag.
All looseness aside, I do take the time to make sure they won’t fall apart when completed. All seams are equal and secure — so it is just the technique that is ‘cranky’.
How did you get started quilting and/or designing?
I have sewn for like forever. I have a teeny tiny sampler that says age 8. I have been a paid cross stitcher for a store in Ogden, Utah for a few years, and then I had a baby girl and thought — she needs a quilt. That was the beginning of the obsession! I took a few classes in the beginning and then I was off on my own. At this point I am totally loving designing quilts — but to tell you the truth I love dolls more. My attention is constantly pulled back to them. So I have a plethora of different quilts, dolls, bags, table runners, and even hot pads. Lol You never know what is coming next!
Do you have a favourite quilt?
Apple Slices. This takes the ‘cranky’ method and makes up a super cute baby quilt. Also, it was the first pattern that I got the guts to take to a quilt shop and sell patterns there.
Quick and fun questions:
- Favourite colour: I tend to go with blue.
- What part of the quilting process do you like the most? Designing
- What part of the quilting process do you dislike the most? Curved piecing
- Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or: swirled chocolate/vanilla
- Favourite super hero or comic book character: ooo wonder woman. Love the arm cuffs, and invisible plane. Who doesn’t want one of those?
- Most exciting place you’ve travelled: I was an air force brat and we were stationed in Spain for 6 years while I was growing up. Totally loved every minute. Most exciting? I loved my 1st trip to Quilt Market in Houston!
- Favourite quote or mantra: my new one right now – make everything I do quality.
Block 14 – Christmas Tree Lot
Here’s Becky’s Christmas Tree Lot block. Becky writes, "This block has a bit of ‘cranky’ construction. Don’t worry though, it isn’t too cranky. It is a bit adjustable with the trunks… they can shift a bit depending on how you end up squaring them. Included with the construction of the block is an additional pattern for a small table topper, or wall hanging. I just can’t make one block. So, whip out those Christmas greens, and your imagination and let’s sew up a few Christmas Tree Lots!"
Head over to Becky’s blog to download the photo tutorial to make this block and instructions for the wall hanging.
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 Becky’s Christmas Tree Lot block to be eligible to win.
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