Monday, April 2, 2012

I was tagged!

M-R over at QuiltMatters tagged me last week.  So here we go.

1. What is your favourite book?
My favorite book is usually whatever book I'm currently reading.  There are of course the old standards, like Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion.  Oh, how much do I love Persuasion?  I could pretty much go on and on about books.  Reading is a constant.  Right now I'm loving A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea
We got it at the library and it's just really fun to read out loud.  It's totally my sense of humor.  I recommend it.  I really like Are You a Horse?  too.  Another great kid book.  We read it with an over the top twang in our house.

2. If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would it be?
 Just one person!  I would have dinner with my husband.  A date with my husband is always fun.  No policing anyone to make sure they pay enough attention to actually eat their food.

3. When you free motion quilt, do you drop the feed dogs or quilt with them up?
I hand quilt so this doesn't really mean anything to me, but I am intrigued by the idea of dropping them.  What kinds of crazy things do machine quilters do with their machines?  It's like a whole 'nother world.

4. What is your proudest quilting moment?
My proudest quilting moment was signing the scrabble quilt.  It made it official.  I also love hearing/seeing people love the quilt I made.  Most of my quilts are made for specific people I know.  I try to think of them and their style and it's always fun when I get it right.

5. When did you know you were hooked on quilting?
I've pretty much always sewn, my mom taught me when I was seven or something.  I made a t-shirt quilt in middle school and I made my sister a quilt when she graduated from college... I think quilting snuck up on me.  Mostly I just have people I want to make quilts for, and it's an ever growing list so I suppose I am hooked.  Maybe someday I'll get it out of my system but I don't expect so.

6. What is your favourite place in the world? Why?
Disneyland.  I love all the attention to detail.  As a detail person I appreciate the time the imagineers took to designs special trash cans and bathroom flooring.  Nothing jars you to reality.  And of course Disneyland is just fun.  The trash cans are only a bonus.

7. What is a little known fact about you?
Besides the fact that I like Disneyland trash cans?  I can sing the ABCs backwards... does that count?

8. If you were given $1,000 that you could spend on anything for YOU, what would you spend it on -- clothes, shoes, fabric? Something else?
Whenever I spend money on myself it's usually books, caramels and fabric.  I expect if I had to spend it all on me that I would be excessively well read, chubby, and covered in loose threads.

9. What is your favourite quilt that you made?
It's tricky to separate my quilts from who they are for.  I love the quilt I made my daughter because I made it for her and she loves it.  It's just a simple patchwork really.  I love the design of the quilt I made my nephew, it gave me more confidence to just go with it on my crazy ideas.  My favorite is maybe one that I occasionally think of as kinda ugly actually.  As weird as it sounds, I used weird fabrics in part because it was for my sister.  Not that she likes weird fabric but more that I used to wear ugly shirts when I drove her places.  Picture a shirt with a lion cub face over the entire front.  My sister is a very stylish person, I did it to bug her.  Hence the occasional frumpy fabric.
 But again with the details.  I quilted it with embroidery.  I stitched underwater things in the "ocean" and beachy things in the "beach.  It was also my first applique. I made flip flops to match her actual flip flops, I even scraped off some of the "rhinestones."  Maybe someday I'll make her one with all cute fabric that is more her and less obnoxious, but until then, this is still pretty appropriate for graduating from UC San Diego.
I also really like the quilt I made for my Grandma Birdie, and it's not even a little bit ugly.

10. What is your favourite quilt that someone else made?
Fiona over at Finding Fith had a finish recently that I love!  It's a simple log cabin but the colors make it perfect!

11. If you could be any character in a book, which one would it by and why?
Well, I could name you a million characters that I already identify with, but that's not the question.  Actually, I'm good being me.  So I'll just keep with the Elinor Dashwood, Anne Eliott types and work up the nerve to be Hermione.


Audrie said...

Very cute. I am happy to see that you have pictures of the flip flop quilt. That will always be a classic.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Brilliant answers!! May I say I just love how you spend your money ;)