Design Star™ 2010 Finalist - Erin Russek

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.

Erin Russek's quilt, Miss Hannah


Raspberry Limeaide (below) is Erin's Design Star™ Challenge 1 quilt.

Raspberry Limeaide


A Bouquet for the Birds (below) is Erin's Design Star™ Challenge 2 quilt.

A Bouquet for the Birds

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Gorgeous work
I love your work. Your applique is outstanding, your color choice is absolutely perfect. I've been following your blog for a long time now... keep up the great work!
Miss Hannah
I love whimsical applique; your bouquet and colors are gorgeous!!
Miss hannah
Love applique; very colorful


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