Happy Friday everyone! This week's feature is Cecily of Craftopotamus. I first discovered her through a linky party. Now I love to see what she's coming up with next. She has a great funky style, designs her own patterns and has a flair for upcycling. Check her out!
Cecily of Aurora, IL
Occupation: Full-time mom and wife, full-time grad student, part-time blogger
Significant Other/Kids/Pets: I am married to hard-working and super-amazing man, we have one beautiful 21 month old son, a dog named Maggie and a cat named Violet
# Years Quilting: 5 years - I got my first sewing machine right after we got married and jumped pretty much straight into quilting.
Hand or machine piecing/quilting: All machine piecing, mostly machine quilting, including free motion (on my basic little Husquvarna - I do not own a long-arm), and sometimes hand quilting
How you learned to quilt: My mother had wanted to learn to quilt forever and she always said that she would learn to do it after she retired. She has a tendency to stall on these sorts of things so I learned so I could get her jump started. The year before she retired, I taught myself to quilt using a book from JoAnn Fabrics, called Your Guide to Quilting, and lots of trial and error. I still find myself referring to the book on occasion. I have stayed away from classes because I don't like the idea of being told there is a "right" or "wrong" way to create anything, although I think at this point a class or two would probably do me some good. I've been interested in a class that can teach me how to machine applique like a pro.
Other interests: crochet and knitting, painting, jewelry making, sewing, decoupage, upcycling