Quilter Interview

Posted by Ruth on 6 January 2013 | 1 Comments


This weekend I had the pleasure of chatting with Patricia Mitchell a quilter from California. She was telling me what she was up to in quilting. I always think it is fun seeing what others have done so I asked her if she would like to be my guest quilter for my blog. As you will see, she has made a number of my designs. 

I first met Patricia through my Quilt University class Bargello Seasons. Let's see what Patricia had to say about the class:

"This was a great experience for me as a quilter. I wanted something challenging but not so large that I would never finished it. I chose to make each bargello in the same color scheme and was excited to put them all together into one quilt," ...the class schedule is for individual pieces.... "but had no idea how to go about this. After the class ended I emailed Ruth and asked for assistance in the calculations to assemble the four bargello into one quilt. It was a bit challenging because they finish in different sizes. In less than a day Ruth had the measurements back to me and the top went together flawlessly. It's so beautiful that I have it hanging on a large wall in my house. I'm sure it would look equally lovely on a bed. Even as individual quilts, each bargello would make a beautiful wall hanging."  

Bargello Seasons class starts again this month. Perhaps you'll join me. Read more here >>

Patricia completed the class in 2011. With her busy travel related work schedule she doesn't always have time to quilt, however she did manage to find the time to test one of my patterns last year. "Stained Glass Rose" was its name.

Patricia: "This wall hanging appealed to me because I knew I could complete it in a relatively short amount of time and it would make a great gift. I wanted something different for the colors so I chose several batiks that gave it a warmer feel. Ruth's recommendations, as usual, were spot on as far as which quick bias to use. As long as you don't over cut any pieces, then one roll should be sufficient. If you have a heavy hand on the cutting then buy two rolls to be on the safe side. The only challenging part to this quilt was getting the tight corners perfect which can be done by not rushing."

This pattern is also presented as a class called Scarlet Rose at the Academy of Quilting

So what's Patricia doing now? She just purchased a 9 degree ruler to make Bargello Swirl (picture to the right). Over the week she has been emailing me to get help with her color selection which is now selected and she has begun sewing the strips together while she waits for her ruler to arrive. Here's her fabric selection: 

I look forward to seeing how this turns out.

If you need help with any of our patterns, I'm only an email away and I do my best to get back to you as soon as possible. Do you have a question? You can comment below or flick me an email.


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  • I am so glad to see what Patti has done. I taught her back in NY and miss her. It was nice to see what she is doing now. Love the Rose

    thank you for sharing

    Posted by Cheryl Potter, 10/01/2013 8:17pm (8 years ago)

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