What is your crafting style?
I would say that I am a quilter, but I started out as a photographer – my minor in college was studio art and I spent so much time in the dark room in college that I began to reflect light instead of absorb it!
Now I quilt and occasionally venture into other sewing projects. I love the look of vintage quilts with a modern twist. Zippers and clothes still intimidate me but I get braver with each new project.
How did you get started creating?
I grew up watching my mom sew clothes and make quilts and when my brother had his first child I knew I wanted to make her a quilt. It was a simple rail patch pattern made in all pinks and purples bought from JoAnns. The backing was fabric left over from a completely unrelated project. After that I was hooked!
Do you have a favorite piece?
This is a tough question. I have so many projects that I have loved and am proud of, but most recently it is my Twirling Around quilt. It is my first ever pattern and it is being sold exclusively at The Intrepid Thread and all proceeds are going to charity. Community Service and charity have always been important to me and being able to do that with my quilting has been the most amazing and uplifting experience.
What is your favorite crafty blog to follow/read?
I don’t think that I have a single favorite blog that I read, every day (when my 2 year old permits me to!) I go to all my friends’ blogs. I stalk everyone on Twitter and Facebook to see when they post and then go ogle their newest creations.
Which part of the creating process do you like the most? The last stitch!
Which part of the creating process do you dislike the most? Figuring out sewing math!
Favorite Adhesive: Heat & Bond
Favorite Movie: Return to Me ß Hopeless romantic
Beverage of Choice: Water
Sweet or Salty? Salty
Number 1 on your Bucket List: Learn to play the piano
IMPORTANT LINKS for Melissa!Blog: http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com
Email: Melissa (at) sewbittersweetdesigns (dot) com
And now that you’ve learned some fun tidbits about today’s block designer it’s time to share the ninth block:
Click HERE to go to Sew BitterSweet Designs’ website for instructions on how to create the next block in our quilt!
Don’t forget to add your picture to the flickr group once it’s complete: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1850682@N20/
Previous Home Sweet Home Blocks:
- Block 1: My Home
- Block 2: Lapacek’s Orchard
- Block 3: House by the Bay
- Block 4: My Tilted House
- Block 5: Two Trees
- Block 6: Tree of Life
- Block 7: Under the Moreton Bay Fig
- Block 8: A Wonky Modern House