Design Star 2010 Finalist - Erin Russek
Check out Erin's contest quilts at the bottom of this page.
I've been quilting for.. over 20 years.
I began quilting to.. save my sanity when I was a student and later a new mom.
I've learned quilting by.. I've mostly taught myself.
My style is..I'm passionate about applique and most my quilts have flowers appliqued all over them. My designs usually have simple lines and are whimsical representations from nature. I want my quilts to be happy and make people smile.
I've been inspired by.. I love all quilts, it's hard to pick any particualr person. I have loved the work of Karen Kay Buckley and Marsha McCloskey. I'm also a big fan of Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins from Piece O'cake.
My inspiration comes from.. nature, mostly flowers, and folk art.
My favorite techniques are.. hand applique and machine quilting.
I'm attracted to.. I like bright clear colors. I mostly choose small scale tone on tone prints for my applique. I'm also very partial to polka dots, swirls and stripes.
My stash is.. I try to keep my stash under control so it isn't huge. I try to have a good supply of the colors I use a lot of. If you had a look you would see that green is my most "stashed" color. I need it for all those leaves.
I belong to.. a small group that a friend of mine and I started when our kids were little. Those same kids are heading off to college these days so everyone is busy working to try and pay for that.
What you should know about me.. I love to laugh, eat chocolate, watch british TV and Star Trek and walk my dog.
My non-quilting hobby is.. I love photography but am not too good at it.
I entered Quilt Design Star™ because.. it sounded fun.
Visit me at.. my blog. I have been blogging about quilting for the past year. I offer a free Block of the Month and other fun quilty things.
Miss Hannah (below) is Erin's Design Star™ entry quilt.
Raspberry Limeaide (below) is Erin's Design Star™ Challenge 1 quilt.
A Bouquet for the Birds (below) is Erin's Design Star™ Challenge 2 quilt.
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