9.27.2011

10-for-10 Interview #9 - Lee from Freshly Pieced

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Well, here we are folks - the final two.  That's right, we're down to our last week of 10-for-10 interviews.  Kinda makes me sad, but you're going to love these.  Today's interview is with Lee from the super-fabulous Freshly Pieced.




Lee is the mastermind behind the wonderful WIP Wednesday series (as if you didn't know that already!).  Not only do I love linking up every week - talk about fabulous accountability - I love being able to follow other people along with their projects.

Beyond WIP Wednesdays, Lee creates amazing quilts, has hosted two quilt alongs (Summer Sampler and Supernova) and has been featured in tons of websites, blogs, and magazines.  On top of all of this, Lee is also a graphic designer and is in the middle of completing her Connecting Threads fabric line... can't wait to see how this comes out. She was one of the top five finalists, so she now gets to finish her line. Here is her focus print...




I don't know about you, but I'm sure keeping my fingers crossed for her.  This print has so much potential - I hope she gets the grand prize!!

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If you won $3,000 today and had to spend it today, what would you buy? 
Wow, tough one! An upgraded sewing machine would be high on the list. And of course, there's ALWAYS fabric. Or, if it HAD to be something unrelated to sewing, I would go on a clothes-buying spree. I'm a stay-at-home mom, so it's hard to justify cute, expensive clothes.

What color scheme or fabric line are you loving right now? 
I absolutely love Joel Dewberry's Heirloom line. I've got a whole stack of it sitting in my sewing room and I'm dying to break into it. I just need to come up with the perfect project!

What is one thing from your "bucket list"? 
Zip lining in Costa Rica. I was there a few years ago with my husband and then-2-year-old—I was 6 months pregnant at the time. So my daughter and I had to stand by and watch while my husband flew down the most amazing-looking zipline course. I promised my daughter that we would come back someday, when we could ALL do it together as a family. And we will!

Is there a sewing technique or quilt block that you would like to try? 
I really wish I could embroider. I've tried it a few times, with pretty lackluster results. Someday I'm going to give it a real go.

What hot trends do you see coming our way? 
I think jewel tones, especially royal blue, are coming back. We haven't seen a lot of dark/royal blues in modern quilting recently, but they're popping up now in collections like Terrain by Kate Spain.

What kind of movies do you like and do you have an all-time favorite? 
Well, the Harry Potter movies are basically the only movies I've made an effort to see in the theaters since I had kids, so those are obviously way up there. Also, anything with Colin Firth in it. : )

When you’re faced with a lack of motivation, what do you do to get re-energized? 
That's an easy one—I look at Flickr and my favorite blogs. No shortage of inspiration and motivation there!

What one piece of advice would you give a new quilter? 
Don't be afraid to just try things. Look up how to do it online and dive in! Use scrap fabric if you can—that way if it doesn't work out, you don't have a lot invested. And don't get discouraged if it's not perfect the first time out. You should have seen my first efforts!

What is your favorite finished project to date? 
Well, that changes all the time, of course, but right now it's my Warm/Cool HST quilt. So many of my favorite prints and fabric lines are represented in that quilt. It was fun to make and it's been fun to use.

You have an unplanned evening alone with no responsibilities – what do you do? 
 Are you kidding me? SEWING! What else? : )

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Thanks, Lee!  I've been noticing more jewel tones, too - and I'm happy to see them.  I just love those bright, cheerful colors...and would love to see more dark/royal blues.  :)

For those just joining us, we've been giving away a four-pack bundle of fat-eighths with every interview. Each bundle is different, but all are from Joel Dewberry's newest line, Heirloom. The fabric for all the bundles was generously donated by Cathy at Wondrous Woven Fabrics - so please go visit her store and say thanks!


Bundle 8


To enter the giveaway, leave a comment telling me which of Lee's finished quilts is your favorite. (I'm torn between Urban Lattice and Supernova.)

Additionally, followers of Lee'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 Lee's blog, and one for following my blog.

Comments close at 9:00 am EST on Saturday, October 1st, and I will draw a random winner at that time.

Be sure to come back on Thursday for our grand finale interview!!  You won't want to miss this one!

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163 comments:

  1. Warm and cool is my favorite finished quilt by Lee, but she makes amazing quilts. Her blog is one I regularly go to for inspiration. Thank you Lee!

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  2. I love pinwheels...so I would have to pick her beautiful pinwheel quilt. She always in inspires me.

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  3. I am a follower of Lee...love WIP...can't wait to see everyone's post for the week.

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  4. And now I am your follower...thanks for the fabulous interviews and the awesome give-a-way.

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  5. SuperNova has to be my most favorite quilt that Lee has done!

    I love her WIP Wednesdays and have joined many times!

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  6. I have had Lee on my sidebar forever and have now signed up via email.

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  7. I am also your newest follower too!

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  8. Lee's Supernove quilt is my favorite and it's on my bucket list. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I love Lee's Supernova quilt. I'm planning one for myself in the near future!

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  10. I'm a follower of Freshly Pieced!

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  11. ...And now I'm following you, too!

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  12. She has so many great quilts on her blog! I love her Mod Times quilt.

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  13. I am a follower of Lee's blog. Love it!

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  14. I have been a follower of you already and I just loved the questions you asked.

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  15. Love the Mod Times Quilt and all of her quilts are great.

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  16. Hmmm....so very hard to choose a favorite of her quilts, but I think I would choose Warm and Cool. I just love all the colors!

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  17. I am now a follower of your blog (and glad to be here!)

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  18. I am a follower of Lee now. Loved the interview, BTW!

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  19. It's very hard to choose but I think Hexing Around is my favourite...loved the post and thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. I'm a follower of Lee's blog - wouldn't miss a post!

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  21. The warm and cool quilt is my favorite! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. I follow your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. Supernova is my favourite and wouldn't it look great made with Hierloom fabric?! ;)

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  24. I'm a follower of Jen's blog too!

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  25. warm and cool is defo my favourite - it's just spectacular. thanks for the giveaway op - cheers

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  26. Warm and cool is my favourite. thanks for the interviews and chance to win.

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  27. i'm a follower of lee's blog - sew much inspiration

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  28. Urban Lattice, no competition.

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  29. I ADORE Supernova!! I loved it so much, I made my own AFTER the quilt along was over! It is MY quilt that I cuddle under anytime I get a chance to sit down! Love that one!! Thanks!

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  30. I'm a new follower to your blog, thanks Angie!

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  31. i am a follower of both of you, Supernova is beautiful. as is warm and cool.

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  32. my favorite is Urban Lattice, love the colors.

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  33. Thanks for the great giveaway! My favorite of Lee's quilts is the supernova. I love that star pattern on the neutral background.

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  34. Three Generations is my absolute favorite. I started quilting simply because my daughter fell in love with a quilt made by her great, great grandmother.

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  35. This is my first time visiting Lee. I really love Modern Meadow. Nicely done.

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  36. I think Supernova is my favorite

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  37. I love her Kissy fish quilt. I have plans to make one for my friend over the winter.

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  38. I also follow Lee's blog!
    Thanks for sharing these tidbits about Lee!

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  39. Nice interview. I love w.i.p. Wednesday, and Lee's two quilt-alongs have been super fun for me.

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  40. I love Lee's Supernova quilt!

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  41. I am a follower of Lee's!
    And the above comment is mine too!((#48)
    Amy

    abcsemartin(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. I love Lee's warm/cool quilt. 266 HSTs in one quilt and a total of 219 different prints - that's amaizing!!

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  43. I think Nature Girl is my favorite, but I also like Vroom vroom! But really, what isn't to love about ALL of Lee's quilts?!

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  44. I now follow you - having seen you over at Lee's

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  45. Hi! Thank you for a great interview and lovely giveaway! Lee's 'Kissy Fish' quilt is my favourite now and I'm thinking to make that.

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  46. I am Lee's follower and love her w.i.p party!

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  47. I am your new follower! Love your quilts!

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  48. I love Lee's Mod Links and Warm/Cool quilts.

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  49. They are all great!! Warm & Cool and Hexing Around are my favorites :)

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  50. Some fabulous quilts!
    I like Supernova

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  51. I follow Lee's awesome blog! :)

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  52. i love lee's supernova quilt. i love the citrus colours and aqua against the kona coal and the pattern is so eyecatching!!

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  53. i follow your blog angie thanks for the chance!

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  54. I like Lee's Warm and Cool Quilt a long quilt.

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  55. I follow your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win some fun fabric.

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  56. I love the Supernova quilt! it's such a fun pattern and great colors.

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  57. I really like Kissy Fish, not the name, but the quilt. It's so fresh.

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  58. There are too many choices for favorite quilt but I love Fall Equinox.

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  59. I love the warm/cool quilt, and need to get started on my own!

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  60. I love her Urban Lattice quilt! I've had that bookmarked since the qal came out, but haven't gotten to make it yet.

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  61. I follow your blog in my reader. :)

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  62. I also follow Lee's blog in my reader. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  63. I follow FP too. Thanks for the great interview and giveaway!

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  64. Lee's a Rock Star! I first "found" her when she started the Supernova Quilt-along. That's my favorite quilt of hers, and my own favorite too. I thank her for stretching me, a long-time quilter, to use a solid and some modern prints.

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  65. I follow and subscribe to Lee's blog, and do so with great anticipation. I like the Joel Dewberry collection and would love to get my hands on this. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway, and for the chance to win.

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  66. I've become a follower of your blog too. Thank you again for the chance to win.

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  67. I love Kissy Fish. I think it looks amazing.
    Leena

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  68. I am a new follower of your blog.
    Leena

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  69. I participate in Lee's WIP Wednesday and I follow her on emmail.
    Leena

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  70. I asolutly LOVE the warm/cool half square triangle quilt!

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  71. I follow Lee's blog and I adore her Warm and Cool quilt!

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  72. I like so many of Lee's quilts. I love the Supernova and her urban lattice with the Heather Ross fabrics. But my favourite just might be her version of the Single Girl quilt. Love it.

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  73. My favorite quilt would be the Supernova Quilt! What a beautiful quilt & the fabric is so cheery! :)

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  74. My favorite quilt of Lees is her Supernova because that was my first quiltalong ever and I LOVE my Supernova quilt!

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  75. I am a regular follower of your blog!

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  76. I follow Freshly Pieced blog as well.

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  77. My favorite quilt of Lee's is her Warm and Cool HST quilt.

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  78. I like the Warm and Cool quilt. I don't normally like the disorganization of scrap quilts, but this one is great! VermontPines@aol.com

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  79. Call me crazy but I love the Sock Monkey Quilt!

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  80. Fall Equinox, that is my favorite quilt.

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  81. I am now a follower of Lee's blog.

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  82. I think Kissy Fish is very cute. Fan4may at aol dot com

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  83. I am a follower of Lee's blog. Fan4may at aol dot com

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  84. I am now a follower of your blog. Fan4may at aol com

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  85. I love Lee's Supernova quilt - it is stunning!!!!

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  86. My favorite Lee Quilt is Mod Times - great fabrics and color combos!

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  87. I am an avid follower of your blog - look forward to seeing it in my In Box - thanks!

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  88. I'm now a new follower of Lee's blog - can't get enough quilt blogs!

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  89. These interviews have been so much fun. I guess I would choose Warm and Cool and Kissy Fish for a close second. All Her quilts are beautiful.
    Thanks

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  90. I am a follower of your blog. Goodie, Thanks.

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  91. I just became a follower of Lee's. Thank you again.

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  92. I love Lee and I love her Supernova, mainly because I made my own with her QAL and it's one of my most-complimented projects! ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  93. I am a follower of your blog. Thank you!

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  94. I love all of Lee's work. Urban Lattice has been a favorite. I followed along for the Modern Times QA. Tonight my favorite is Fall Equinox. Thanks!

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  95. I like the Meadow Links quilt!

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  96. I think I would have to say Owls in the Cabin as my favorite of Lee's quilts. Thanks Angie!

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  97. I also follow Lee's blog... She's one of the first blogs I started following! She's awesome!

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  98. Lee does such lovely work, it's so hard to decide which I like best! hmmm, probably her Chain Linked Quilt!

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  99. Definitely Urban Lattice! Love that design....

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  100. I follow Lee very closely! Love her WIP Wednesdays!

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  101. Supernova then Urban Lattice -- I liked both so much when first saw them that I flagged them - one day I want to make the Supernova in Hope Valley fabric.

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  102. I already follow freshly pieced blog

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  103. I'm torn between Warm and Cool and Urban Lattice :)

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  104. I started following Lee after I stumbled upon the Kissy Fish tutorial, so that's always been my favorite.

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  105. I've followed Lee for awhile and love Work in Progress Wednesday!

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  106. Lee's quilts are Beautiful! Her Kissy Fish quilt is cute and I also like her Fall Equinox.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  107. I'm already a follower of Lee's blog.

    Thank you for the giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  108. I'm already one of your followers Angie. Thank you for doing all these interviews and introducing us to creative people and their blogs. I'm new to reading blogs so this has really helped.

    Thank you for the giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  109. Oh boy...it's so hard to choose. I love all of Lee's quilts, but I think I like Urban Lattice best. Thanks for the chance!

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  110. Tough call between SuperNova and the Warm/Cool HSTs. Everything she makes is inspiring, though!

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  111. I'm a follower of Freshly Pieced...

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  112. and a follower of your blog, too!

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