Another week has flown by and it's time for Friendly Friday again!
Our guest this week is Terry of Terry's New Thread. Terry doesn't live too far away from me so we've actually met in person. I can say she's just as lovely in real life as she is in blog life.
Terry was recently asked if she was a traditional or modern quilter. She came up with the perfect answer - she's a Fusion Quilter.
That's my idea of quilting, throw it all in, a bit of the old, something new, it all works as long as you're having fun. I'll be calling myself a Fusion Quilter if I get asked.
Without further ado it's time for the interview...
Tell us a bit about yourself?
I'm an Aussie by choice, I've spent all but the first 6wk of my 41 years of marriage in The Lucky Country.
How long have you been quilting?
I started quilting long before rotary cutters. Making about ten quilts over the next 20 years. As one bed quilt wore out it was replaced. All but the first quilt was machine pieced and tied so I guess there is the question of terminology. To me they were quilts.
What enticed you to start quilting?
My father taught me to sew and I had been making my own clothes through most of High School and saving scraps. My younger brothers both received bow tie quilts which I really liked. Maybe secretly coveted. I studied them working out that they were just squares cut into shapes and sewed back together again. I was in my late teens 18/19 and just did it. We migrated in 1971 and the quilt was packed in the trunk and shipped to Australia.
Seeing it all come together. I like the journey from fabric and pattern choice (or not) to the finish. Serious quilting began in the 90's with and empty nest, the growth of quilting in Australia and the time stitching gives me to contemplate.
Is there any part of the process that you don't like?
Not real good at binding. If the quilt is completed visually and not needed it might wait hum? Years? Well I have one that has waited at least 3 years and is still waiting.
Do you have a favourite sewing saying or motto?
What model sewing machine do you use?
Bernina 920 a pre computer workhorse that I love.
Bernina 150 newer and it has a nice blanket stitch which I'm learning to use after 12 years of ownership. Can't rush things!!
Do you listen to music while you sew? What is your favourite type or cd?
I listen to A.B.C. 702. Music is very diverse and sometimes I piece consistently enough to follow the book reading or the Boyer Lectures. Not so much recently.
What is your favourite food?
Do you have any furry friends that keep you company while you sew?
Over the years I have had the pleasure and company of three wonderful cats. I'm thinking it might be time to make a new acquaintance soon.
Tell us about the house block you've made?
I attended the Springwood Quilt Show in 2010. I was gob smacked by a joyous Beatles quilt. Turned out it belonged to Rachael. Blogland gave us the opportunity to become friends. These days I look up at her BlueMts every morning as I make the coffee. The surrounds of the house are an interpretation of the landscape. The house is a reflection of Rachael's joy in color and friends.
And here we are in our Bloggy Denim Jackets . TNT and Blue Mountain Daisy - an explosive duo!
Pop over to Terry's blog, Terry's New Thread to see the wonderful Drunkards Path quilt she is working on..
Have a super fun weekend everyone!!