Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Desire To Inspire: August 2014 Edition

It is time for another fabulous edition of "Desire To Inspire" and each time we are in awe of what each challenger comes up with. Remember, if you want to be considered a challenger, following the instructions below. We welcome quilters and sewers of any level. Be patient. We get a lot of submissions but we will get to each one of you. 

This month our challenger was given a selection of "Whoo Me?" by designer Shelly Comiskey. This adorable collection features owls, mushrooms and other woodland things in a blue or a pink palette. View the entire collection here and here.

Desire To Inspire: August 2014 Edition

HG:  Name?
KL:  Krista Lueders

HG:  Where do you live?
KL:  Rowlett, TX

HG: Tell us about your family.
KL:  I'm a Work At Home Mom with two kids that I'm homeschooling.  My fiance is a computer programmer and we will be getting married on March 21, 2015, the first day of Spring!
How long have you been quilting  I actually don't quilt!  I make clothing, mainly children's.  My mom did help me to turn the panel into a small little picnic quilt for my daughter.  I have been sewing for as long as I can remember.  My mother and great-grandmother taught me to sew and I am currently teaching my children how to sew.

HG:  What's your favorite technique?  
KL:  I don't really have a favorite quilting technique, but I do love to add historical trim to my garments.  On the outfit I made my daughter, I used some Victorian techniques for trimming the cuffs of the pants and the band of the top on one side.

HG:  Who taught you how to quilt?  
KL:  My mother has taught me a little about quilting, starting with running her long-arm.  That's been my favorite part so far!

HG:  Do you belong to any guilds?  
KL:  No, but I hope to join the DFW Costumer's Guild soon.  I know it's not quilting, but I have a deep love for historical costuming!

HG:  Anything else you would like to share with our readers:  
KL:  I had a lot of fun working on this challenge.  I love pushing myself and I really feel like I did that with this one.  The top pattern I used was only supposed to be lined, but I made it reversible, giving my daughter two different looks with the same top.  Thank you for the chance to hopefully inspire others!  

HG:  Thank you so much! Your designs are lovely and your model is cute.


Margaret said...

I know this will be on my wishlist.

LJ said...

I love the pattern for the little girl's outfit. Can you help me find it? Is the pattern put out by Bee Quilted Beauties or some other company? Thanks in advance.

Farm Quilter said...

Adorable clothes for your daughter!!! I love the special details you put on the pants and top that make them very special and perfect!!