Why do you guys sew? We've spent a bit of time teaching you guys what we do, but haven't had a chance to get to know our readers. I want to hear from you guys!
Who are you? What's your name? Where are you from?
What is it that makes you sew? Is it for the sense of accomplishment, doing something not everyone can do? It is relaxing? Is it work?
What inspires you? What is your general process?
I want some answers, folks!
Since we haven't told you much about us, aside from peeks at our fabrics and learning that I have a girl-crush on Francine, I'll start!
I'm Bree - and I reside in sunny Clearwater, Florida. I live about 2 miles from the beach... jealous? Don't be, I can't keep my hair from frizzing in the humidity, and I've learned that even toddlers sweat. I have an almost-two year old son at home!
Sewing for me has always been about creating something from nothing. I love being able to take a simple piece of fabric and mold it into something beautiful and useful. It's relaxing, and the hum of the machine is the most therapeutic noise in the world. Of course, the jamming of the machine is also the most infuriating noise in the world, so sometimes it's a wash on whether it's work or play!
I am inspired by color. Some quilters look at architecture, nature, geometry found in brickwork, and so on as their inspiration points. I admit that I find patterns from architecture and brickwork, but my primary inspiration is color. I have a jar of over 1000 buttons in my sewing space. I dump them onto my desk from time to time and just play with color combinations. When I find the right combination that just makes me happy in that moment, I base a quilt off the colors. I cannot live without color!
Let's hear about you guys... and coming soon, we'll be hosting our first giveaway, so stay tuned!