9.22.2011

10-for-10 Interview #8 - Darci from Stitches and Scissors

We're up to interview #8 today - is it just me, or are these flying by??  Today's interview is with Darci from the fabulous Stitches and Scissors blog.



Darci's blog is one of my favorites because of the wide range of projects she highlights.  Quilts, of course, are prominent, but also pillows, skirts, and home decorating ideas.  I'm in awe at all of the pillows she's been making...they are so beautiful.  




Like many of us, myself included, Darci is always involved in at least one swap and her blog is a fabulous place to find inspiration.  Just a click on her Blocks label will get you posts that include wonky log cabins, strips and hearts...even an embroidered elephant!!



I'm totally in love with the elephant....

So, on with the interview....

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If you won $3,000 today and had to spend it today, what would you buy?
Well I would want to spend it on new furniture for the house! I am dying for some new furniture, mainly couches. A Green couch is in my future.

What color scheme or fabric line are you loving right now?
I am really loving red right now and I wish that the quilting world/designers would start to use it more. I don't love the whole line but most if it is so me is Summersault by Erin McMorris. I love the blues and greens of that line.

What is one thing from your "bucket list"?
Go to Italy. I am a romantic and so many places in Europe call my name. There are so many places that I want to see and visit outside of the US.

Is there a sewing technique or quilt block that you would like to try?
I still have not tried a Dresden since it really isn't my style but I would still like to make one and hopefully I will soon.


What hot trends do you see coming our way?
Black is really starting to be big in the quilting world now since more and more modern quilters are using it in there quilts and I am really loving it which I never thought I would say.

What kind of movies do you like and do you have an all-time favorite?
Oh goodness as I have said earlier I am a total romantic so all of the romance movies get me. I can never watch Ever After enough or any version of Pride & Prejudice. My new favorite movie though is Something Borrowed. I loved the book and loved the movie I couldn't stop laughing in the movie either. Not my typical favorite but for some reason that movie & book gets me. On a total opposite side I LOVE the new Star Trek. I can't watch it enough. It is just hilarious and brings back such great memories of growing up and watching the show on tv with my whole family.

When you’re faced with a lack of motivation, what do you do to get re-energized?
Sometimes just looking at fabric can get me motivated but that is sometimes. Most of the time relaxing gets me re-energized. I usually am tired from doing to much and there for have no desire to sew and get things done so I rest and enjoy my family and that always gets me wanting to sew afterwards.

What one piece of advice would you give a new quilter?
Don't stress! Sewing does not equal perfection. You don't have to be a perfect sewer. Have fun the online quilting/sewing community really is fabulous! It is a great place to learn and make great friends. I sure have!!!!

What is your favorite finished project to date?
Right now I am loving the pillows that I have made for me and for some friends. They have really brightened my home and it is a faster finished project to enjoy than a quilt.

You have an unplanned evening alone with no responsibilities – what do you do?
I would probably rent a movie namely a romance since those movies I can't get my husband to watch. What guy likes them, right? The other option is reading a romance novel. Really those are my favorite things to do when, if ever, I have time alone.


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Thanks, Darci, for the wonderful answers and the chance to get to know you better. I am also loving your pillows and want to start making some of my own...I need some quick projects to do!

Now, it's on to the giveaway. Today's Heirloom bundle includes a fat eighth of Chrysanthemum, Empire Weave Garnet, Ribbon Lattice Gold, and Tile Flourish Garnet.


Bundle 8


To enter the giveaway, leave a comment telling me which of Darci's finished projects is your favorite.  You may want to dig around on her blog a bit, first, because she has so many!

Followers of Darci's blog and/or followers of my blog get up to two optional bonus entries. So leave a separate comment for each blog you follow.

Limit three entries per person...one for the giveaway itself, one for following Darci's blog, and one for following my blog.

Comments close at 9:00 am EST on Monday, Sept. 26th, and I will draw a random winner at that time.


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57 comments:

  1. I love the Gwen's favorite color quilt- those are my favorite colors too!!

    Kelsey
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  2. I follow stitching by starlight :)

    Kelsey
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  3. I follow Stitches & Scissors too!

    kreed1287 @ gmail.com

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  4. Love the Red Arrow pillow she recently made!

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  5. I follow stitching by starlight!

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  6. Thanks for these interviews and introducing us to some different blogs. I was excited to poke around Darci's blog and find a tutorial on how to use the accuquilt cutter because I just won one!

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  7. Her ukelele market bag is so cute.

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  8. Her pillows are all gorgeous, but I love her word pillow. So cheerful and pretty!

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  9. I really like the umbrella wall hanging. :)

    Mary
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  10. I am a new follower of Darci's blog

    Mary
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  11. I follow your blog

    Mary
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  12. I love her market bags, especially the colors. the black really sets them off. VermontPines@aol.com

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  13. Thank you for introducing us to Darci! what a fab blog!! I love her Christmas tree mugrug and the cushions she has made for her TV room

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  14. I like the Wonky Starburst Mug Rug!!

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  15. i really like the red arrow pillow- but there is a lot to choose from! wow!

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  16. Of course I follow you, I've so loved these interviews!

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  17. And thanks too all your get time and effort for introducing us to all the great folks, I am now her newest follower!

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  18. Her Ghastly pillow and mug rug is my fav, I LOVE HaLlOwEeN!

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  19. My favorite quilt would be the Flowers and Stripes quilt. Love the colors & pattern!

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  20. I'm a new follower of Darci's blog!

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  21. I really like the Mermaids Swimming pillow she made. :)

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  22. I'm a follower of your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. I love the Tumbler baby quilt and tutorial! Tahnks for the giveaway!

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  24. I like the apple core quilt in her daughters room.

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  25. I like the pink cabin quilt. :)

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  26. I'm loving all of Darci's pillows. They are so colorful and happy! I also like her Ukelele bag.

    Thank you for the giveaway and a chance to win.

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  27. I'm already a follower of your blog.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  28. I'm already a follower of Darci's blog.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  29. Of course I follow you, what with your lovely blog and fabulous giveaways

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  30. Thanks for all the lovely fabrics you are giving away. I was fortunate to win the other day and hope all the other winners enjoy their fabrics as well.

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  31. I am now a follower of Darci's blog.

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  32. My favorite project of Darci's is the mug rug that she made for the Mug Rug Madness Holiday Edition. I had already read her tutorial and picked it as a favorite before your post. Darci's projects are very pretty and well executed. Also, Thanks for the giveaway to both you and WWF.

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