Quilt Design Star™ 2012 Finalist Christine Mitchell

    Christine Mitchell

McCall's Quilt Design Star™ 2012 Amateur Category

Christine Mitchell
Sherwood Park, Alberta,








How long I've been quilting... I have been sewing since I was a young girl. But I began quilting about 2 ½ years ago and since then my fabric stash has grown!!

I began quilting because... I have always wanted to try quilting. Then a few years ago I was able to reconnect with some friends that were quilting. Seeing their amazing quilts, and watching the process was a turning point for me. It was a new way to be creative and express myself. I can honestly say it has been one of the best things I have ever tried!

2nd quilt madeMy quilting style is... Not really sure I have any particular style. I like to try several techniques and work on pieces that appeal to me.

Other quilt design contests I've entered... I have entered into some challenges hosted by RJR Fabrics on Facebook. One was designing a block; another was creating a 3 Dimensional flower.

People who inspired me... My 3 children inspire me tremendously! My family and friends are also a great source of inspiration. My Grams has been a valuable inspiration. She is always willing to come over, share some sewing tips, admire new fabric, and gives me the encouragement to keep creating. If my grams was not there to help me with sewing questions when I was younger, not sure what I would have done!

My inspiration and wee helpersI draw my inspiration from... My imagination is sparked by the fabric I have to use, or the person the quilt is being made for. Once I have an idea, I just sit back and wait for ideas to formulate.

My Favorite techniques... I really enjoy machine piecing and appliqué. I like to use some embroidery if it works with the piece I am working on. I like to learn new techniques and I am willing to try any technique once.

Colors or fabrics I'm attracted to... This is a tough question; I really like all the colors! But I really like pinks, blues, oranges, greens, and teals.  Sometimes I like the bold bright colors, and others times I like the softer subtle colors.

My fabric stash... I would have to say I have a moderate stash of fabric; however, I do not have a sewing room so I have fabric stashed all over the place so there may be more than I can admit.  I have some earth tones, some bright colors, some pastel colors and some fabric geared towards children. 

Work in progessMy other hobbies and interests... I enjoy reading, decorating cakes (Wedding cakes and birthday), and being outdoors with the kids. Movie nights at home are a frequent event that is truly cherished.

I entered Quilt Design Star™ 2012 because... It is something that interested me in the past years, but I never felt confident enough to enter. This year, I felt that it was time to have fun, and take that chance. I love to create, and enjoy challenges so this seemed like the perfect chance to do both.

Links... My Blog:  http://craftyirlcreations.blogspot.ca/

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Asian Beauty (below) is Christine's Quilt Design Star™ 2012 Amateur Category entry quilt.

Asian Beauty by Christine Mitchell

Star Burst (below) is Christine's Quilt Design Star™ 2012 Amateur Category Challenge 1quilt top.

Star Burst by Christine Mitchell





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