Saturday, September 15, 2012

Designer Tidbits: Lori Holt


Saturdays are officially Lori Holt day here at the Fat Quarter Shop, at least in September! This September we have been celebrating Lori on Saturdays, first with her Row Along and now with her fantastic new collection, Polka Dot Stitches.  This collection is full of girlish charm.  These sweet colors and playful prints will brighten up any girly quilt.  As if rowing and designing weren't enough, Lori is coming out with a new line of rulers, and we can't wait to get our hands on them.


Q: To what or whom would you dedicate this collection, or what inspired this collection?
A: I grew up in a quilting family and my mom taught me to sew when I was very young.  My grandma taught me to embroider when I was 6, my other grandma taught me to crochet at about the same time and I have loved handwork ever since.  So, this line was inspired by stitches.  Quilting stitches, embroidery stitches or crochet stitches.  And of course, circles and polka dots!  The colors and prints were inspired by all of the fabrics that my mom used to let me pick out for the dresses she would sew for me when I was a young girl.  I always chose polka dots, rose or daisy prints and gingham.

These circles were cut using Lori's new ruler!
Q: What is your favorite project using this collection?
A: I'm working on projects now to be released as new patterns.  Some of my favorites so far are things for the sewing room.


Q: What would be your collection’s theme song?
A: Probably 'Do-Re-Mi' from The Sound of Music.  Especially the line "sew, a needle pulling thread."


Q: If you could live in a movie, what movie would it be?
A: One of Doris Day's movies would be fun.  So vintage and campy, the songs were fun and the clothes were adorable!

Q: What do you get nostalgic over?
A: Music makes me nostalgic.  Whenever I hear a song from my childhood I am transported back in time.



Q: What is your favorite TV show of all time?
A: Gilmore Girls, hands down.

Q: If you could be a modern day fictional character, who would you be?
A: Anne with an "E".


Q: What’s the strangest compliment you’ve ever received?
A: That my house looks like a "dollhouse" or that my garden doesn't look "real.”  I don't know if those are compliments or not!



22 comments:

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 3 post on Sep. 15, 2012. Thanks again.

Gertie Pye said...

I have not seen this line before but I LOVE it! Really gorgeous and perfect for little girl quilts x

Sherry said...

I love this fabric line. I was hoping to participate in Lori's Row Along but it is not working out for me. I am a regular visitor to her blog.

Darlene D said...

The fabrics are sooo pretty! I've started the row along this week, will finish up row 1 today and hopefully get started on row 2 also!

BlinkeysBlog.blogspot.com said...

I love this line also. I think the green is my favorite but also the red. One of my favorite lines. I'm doing the quilt along too, my first quilt along. Her instructions and pictures are wonderful. Thank you for having her on your blog.

•stephanie• said...

so much to love about lori and this post.
polka dots, chevrons, doilies, gingham, gilmore girls!, and general cuteness!

Debby said...

Can't wait to get my hot little hands on some of this fabric!!! Hope to get my next row of the "row along" done over the weekend!! Thanks for hosting the "row along"

Nedra said...

How wonderful to learn more about Lori here. I love everything she makes! And this new line is so fun!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love Lori. She is such a lovely lady, and a source of inspiration and creativity. She is such a down to earth gal. Wish I lived closer. I'd love to take a class from her.

Dora, the Quilter said...

absolutely darling fabrics--and a wonderful interview too.

Kigwit said...

I just love her gingham-especially the red. And I love the green and grey together.

Jamie Lee said...

This is my favorite line of fabric yet! By Anne with an e do you mean Anne Shirley?

Cynthia said...

I love your new line, Lori! I've already got it!! I love Gilmour Girls too :) Did you know that my parents grew up in Prince Edward Island, and that many of my relatives still live there? Congratulations on your rulers too :)

Helen L said...

Love Lori's wonderful fabric lines!! This one is the best one yet!!

Cal said...

Love all the fabrics here, and that chevron quilt makes amazing work of the prints. Lovely all 'round!

My Vintage Mending said...

When I grow up I want to quilt just like LORI...she is amazing...Smiles...(that is a compliment)...Renee

suemac said...

Love the polka dots in pastel colors. Reminds me of my sewing days in high school.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What fun fabrics...look forward to their release and Lori's new line of rulers as well!

Maxine said...

Love this line from Lori could be my fave...and I'm also doing the quilt along.....

Mary said...

I'm so glad your Mom and Grandmas kept you stitching in your youth, Lori. Now you are inspiring all of us! Thanks Fat Quarter shop for the Inside Look. Great Questions.

Bellawh said...

new to quilting and your blog really love hexies thank you from an Aussie girl

jesop84 said...

Thanks Fat Quarter Shop for this interview. I really like all of Lori's fabric lines. Can hardly wait to see what she does with Polka Dot Stitches. I know it will be fantastic.