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Oct 1, 2010

Follower Friday: Meet Amy of Harriet the Homemaker Strikes Again

Oct 1, 2010
Pin It Welcome!  Thanks for stopping by another Follower Friday!  Today's feature is Amy of Harriet the Homemaker Strikes Again.  She is a new quilter and has found the addiction like the rest of us!  Enjoy!




Amy of Anna, Texas



Occupation: Stay at home mom



Significant Other/Kids/Pets:

I currenty have 1 husband whom we call Daddio, and 4 kids, a Girl – 11, a boy - 9, a boy – 6, and girl - 14 months. No pets. We tried and failed at owning dogs so we just enjoy other peoples’ pets.



# Years Quilting:  I have been quilting less than a year. I started in January with donated fabric from my mother in law, who is an amazing quilter. I have also been poked and prodded by my own mom and 2 sisters, who also quilt. It didn’t take much to thoroughly addict me.



Hand or machine piecing or quilting:  I machine piece and have yet to quilt anything, but I co-own a Grace Machine Quilter as well as a small quilt frame and I plan to do a little of both hand and machine quilting. I hope to rope some friends into a quilting bee sometime soon.



How you learned to quilt:

I made a quilt a few years ago, for my husband’s Christmas gift. It was just squares out of muslin and some cheap green cotton. It was a long and tedious process which I swore never to repeat. But, over the next couple of years, I kept getting gorgeous quilts from my mother in law and my mom. I was already a stamper and scrapbooker and kept seeing all the beautiful fabrics that are available. When my mom came down to visit last fall, she and my mother-in-law took me to the local quilt shop and I bought my first pattern. My MIL gave me some fabric and helped my cut it and then it sat in my house for 3 months until I got up the courage to start sewing. Now I can’t stop. I am still kind of bad at it, but I really love to do it. One thing to note is that my 11 year old daughter made her first 2 quilts before I did, and the sewing machine actually belongs to her. I think seeing her do it and have success made me realize I could do it too.



Favorite Completed Project Description:

I don’t have any fully completed quilts right now, just tops and backs, but I still really love my first one.




Quilting workstation setup:

My setup actually migrates around the house based on avoiding where kids are asleep, if I want to watch a movie, or if Daddio is around. It is usually the kitchen or the loft. The fabric stash lives up in the loft.









I currently have 7 quilts under way, CSRTI, Charming Mediterranean, Spooky Six, Think Pink, Flaming Dragon with my son, Vacation 2010, and Hot Wheels.

To keep up with Amy, check out her blog Harriet the Homemaker Strikes Again!


If you would like to be featured on Gen X Quilter's Follower Friday, send your information (listed under the Follower Friday page at the top) to genxquilter@gmail.com. Have a great weekend!





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