Design Star™ 2010 Finalist - Robin Jones

Design Star™ 2010 Finalist - Robin Jones

Check out Robin's contest quilts at the bottom of this page.

 

I've been quilting since.. I started sewing at the age of 9. I didn’t actually start quilting until about six years ago.

I started quilting because.. My aunts were always quilting when they came to visit me. I have always loved quilts, and asked them to teach me to quilt. I was hooked after my first block!

Learning to quilt.. Knowing how to sew was helpful. My aunts explained each step as we worked on a quilt. The first quilt I made was a tied quilt. The second (and every quilt since then) has been machine quilted. I like to try new techniques every chance I get.

My style is.. I love any quilt, but prefer the more modern quilts. I like to create quilts that are easy but look unique. I want to create patterns that people WANT to make. I want to help people feel creative when they make my patterns. Robin Jones
Marietta, GA
 

The person who most inspired me.. My aunt Bonnie has taught me everything I know about quilting. She lives in Wisconsin but visits me 2-3 times a year. We have the same love for quilting, fabrics and sewing.

I'm inspired by.. I draw my inspirations from so many different places. I think of a design and start sketching. I see things along the way and ask myself, “could that be a quilt square?” I think I drive my husband crazy because when I see something that inspires me….I have to get it on paper.

My favorite techniques.. I love to meander when I’m quilting. However, I also like to stitch in the ditch with certain designs.

I'm attracted by.. Wow…there are so many!  I love fall fabrics/colors. I also love the modern/artistic fabrics. I also love mixing traditional fabrics with modern fabrics for a totally unique look.
 
My stash would fit in a.. Tractor trailer!  Just kidding.  Actually, I am very lucky to have a sewing room for my “addiction”.  I absolutely LOVE collecting fabric.  I travel a lot in my job and whenever I have any extra time, I locate local quilt shops and look for unique and different fabrics to add to my collection. I must say, I LOVE to collect dragonfly fabrics, which are getting a bit out of hand.

Robin Jones & Family

What you should know about me..  I have been married to a wonderful man for 31 years. I have a 25 year old daughter and four “grand dogs.” I have a 2 year old Maltese named Maggie (who also LOVES quilts). My dream is to open a quilt shop where I can get others interested in quilting.


My non-quilting hobbies are.. I love to be on the beach or on the lake. We have a boat and like to “kick back” on it whenever possible. If I could find room on the boat for my sewing machine…I would be in heaven!

I entered Quilt Design Star™ because..  I have been designing my own quilt patterns from the time I started quilting.  I started modifying almost every quilt pattern I made.  My dream is to be published and to have quilt shops carrying all my line of patterns – by Cottontail Quilts.

Visit me at..my company website, Cottontail Quilt Shop.

 

Much More than Squares (right) is Robin's Design Star™ entry quilt.

Robin Jones' quilt, Much More than Squares
Life is a Gift Life is a Gift (left) is Robin's Design Star™ Challenge 1 quilt.

 



 

 

 

 

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Thanks to everyone who voted for me! I'm excited to be a part of Challenge 2!
Stain Glass
Robin, I love your quit. As you know I also love quilting. Recently I've started making stain glass. Your quilt reminds me of the stain glass. Keep up the good work. I enjoy your patterns.
Thank you everyone for your words of encouragement!
Please stop back by when the Challenge One voting begins! Thank you again!
Makes me want to learn to quilt
Robin, From the time I saw your first quilts I have wanted to learn this craft. Your work is original and lovely.
modern and fun
Robin, I like your quilts because they don't look like "my grandma's". They are modern and beautiful!
Unique and Lovely
I loev the clean and sophisticated look of this quilt. The colors are modern. Great quilt!
I LOVE THIS DESIGN!
I fell in love with this design in the first round of the contest. Great use of color and the design is so unique. I get tired of seeing the same blocks used over and over again. I love your work.
I love your fabric choices and the unique design of "Much More Than Squares".
I can't believe you have only been quilting a couple of years - this looks amazing!
Robin's Patterns
I also learned to quilt from Robin's Aunt Bonnie and I've got all of Robin's patterns...I've made one and loved it so much I plan to make others. They are simple to make yet don't look that way once completed.

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