Our Desire To Inspire Challenge has been going on for a few months and we at Henry Glass have been constantly amazed by our talented readers. This month is no exception. You can find all of the other challenge projects at the link here.
We sent her Heather Mulder Peterson's Here, Fishy, Fishy fabric. This adorable line should hit the store shelves in a few weeks. What came back was a fabulous quilt! Let's meet this talented quilter.
HG: Your name?
AK: Anjeanette Klinder, I blog at byAnjeanette.blogspot.com
HG: Where do you live? Family?
AK: I live in Maryland with my husband and two boys, ages 11 and 7.
HG: How long have you been quilting?
AK: I grew up quilting. When I was little, we mostly tied quilts on a big frame. One year for Christmas, my Grandfather made each of my Dad and his siblings big wood frames to quilt on. What I would give to have one of Grandpa's quilt frames now!
HG: What's your favorite technique?
AK: Hmmm. Favorite technique? How does anyone choose just one? I know this may sound crazy, but I really like to square up my blocks because I know that the rest of my piecing is going to go smoothly when my blocks are perfectly square. I really enjoy playing with free motion quilting, even if it isn't the prettiest thing.
HG: Who taught you how to quilt?
AK: I'm not sure exactly. When I was young, we tied quilts. So piecing and tying would have been taught by my Mom and paternal Grandma. I played around to learn about free motion quilting. I learned to sew when I was a young girl. My sister and I went to sewing camp during the summer and we would sew clothes with my Grandma. Then I took general sewing classes in Junior High and pattern design in High School.
HG: Do you belong to any guilds?
AK: Yes! I love my guild. I belong to the DC Modern Quilt Guild.
HG: Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
AK: I'd just like to say thanks for letting me play with your wonderful fabric. It was so much fun.
Thank you so much for this opportunity to get to play with your lovely fabric. The two designers of Henry Glass that I adore most are Margot Languedoc and Heather Mulder Peterson. I was thrilled to receive fabric from Heather Milder Peterson! I have followed her blog for a long time and in my head, we are friends.
I've always thought a double wedding ring or pickle dish quilt would be fun to make. It has been on my bucket list for a long time. When I saw the zigzag fabric, I thought it would be a fun way to make a Faux Pickle Dish pattern. This fabric line could be used for a girl or boy. I decided to put some yellow Minkey on the back to make it for my new born niece. The fishies just called for a little bit of fussy cutting and I used them as the centerpiece for the quilt. I echoed the shape of the pickle dish in the outside corners to keep the pattern going even into "white space", but left the dense quilting for the busiest part of the design. I am delighted with this line and had such fun playing with it. After making a small Faux Pickle Dish quilt, I can't possibly take it off my bucket list. I have now just moved a real Pickle Dish quilt up higher on my bucket list.
Thanks for letting me play. I just adore it.
Thank you, Anjeanette! It was great getting to know you and your project is amazing. We appreciate your participation in our Desire To Inspire Challenge!