Tuesday, September 2, 2014

around the world blog hop

Hello, happy Monday to you all.

Welcome to my stop on Around the World Blog Hop (thanks Beth for inviting me :)) where different bloggers share a little glimpse into their creative process by answering a few questions.

What am I working on?

The biggest project I'm working on right now is my large improv patchwork quilt. I loved piecing this top using limited color palette and decided hand quilting will make a lovely addition to this otherwise quite minimalist design.

I also finished piecing my Scrap Eater quilt top and I'm planning on doing a circular machine quilting on this beast :) Hope it will work out well.

And then there's my Double Wedding Ring quilt. I have all the arches done but of course I underestimated how long all the other piecing will take. I decided it's okay to take it easy and enjoy the process instead of rushing it which means it will be quite a while before I have some significant progress to show.

How does my work differ from the others?

Now, this is a hard question to answer. All I can come up with is that I try to make what I like and what makes me happy. So, that means a piece of me and my style is definitely put into my projects and hopefully that makes them "mine" and slightly different from all the others.

Why do I write/ create what I do?

I create because I enjoy it, sewing gives me something that's completely totally my own - dishes have to be done, laundry and dinner made, but no one will go hungry if I don't make yet another quilt :). It calms me down (seriously) and relaxes me. I love getting lost in all the planning and plotting, and looking through my stash to find just the right fabric.

...yes, sewing does make me happy :)

How does my writing/ creative process work?

I usually just have an idea and I have to start working on it as soon as it pops in my head. And then I change my mind a thousand times before I finally settle on what I'm actually making.

Also, I never cut all the fabric for the quilt at once. I cut as I go, adding and subtracting fabric depending on what feels right.

Now it's your turn. If you'd like to take part in this blog hop simply write a post answering these four questions:

   1. What am I working on?
     2. How does my work differ from others in its genre?
     3. Why do I write/create what I do?
     4. How does my writing/creating process work?

Thank you all so much for reading. Talk to you soon. Svetlana


  1. Wonderful post and I love your style... The quilts are beautiful!

  2. Heh, there's lot's of us featuring today, it's obviously a good day to be hopping :oD You do look incredibly happy in that photo, and so you should surrounded by all that gorgeous work!

  3. That scrap eater quilt is so fun! Thank you for sharing all your creative ideas with us. I love reading your blog and seeing what you are up to, even though I don't comment very often. You are an inspiration!!

  4. I've always enjoyed reading your blog and seeing what project you are working on

  5. The grey flying geese are beautiful! You do look happy ; )

  6. You are very lovely and create wonderful quilts! I love reading your blog ! Thank you for sharing with all of us!

  7. Loved your post and all your beautiful creations.

  8. I love the srap quilt. I did something like that a few weeks ago.
    I prefare to recycle old fabric.
    hugs Olga from germany

  9. good to see a few of your projects together, scrappy I love and one of my favourite quilts are those made using different sized blocks so yours gets the thumbs up from me too. Is that a Katy vomit quilt on the back of yort couch I can see I wonder

  10. adore the b&w quilt totally got me! your scrappy is full of fun colors! and the last one is pure eyecandy! that one really made me smile, just lovely all of them!

  11. Svetlanko, nadherne. Uz se moc tesim, az dokoncis deky, vypadaji uz ted perfektne! :) A krasny post!
    Mej se moc pekne, Jola

  12. You look so happy.keep up doing what you love

  13. I've been looking for a way to put into words why I love to sew/create. Your post did that for me.... validation for my need to create with fabric. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Such a lovely happy pic of you S! And lovely header too! Jxo

  15. I love reading your blog - thank you for taking time out of your busy life with your family to share with all of us! Your designs and use of fabric are so fun and really express the joy of sewing and creating.

  16. I think your process of not cutting the fabric all at once probably makes a huge difference in the outcome...thanks for sharing that tip! Love your new header too:)

  17. That was a fun read! And what a perfect pic of you to include!

  18. So fun to read about you! I really like how to describe your style, and I think you definitely have a style. I can always tell when a project is yours :)

  19. I change my mind a million times too;)


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