Q: Tell us a little about the Drift collection. What were you inspired by?
A: Unlike my first two collections, which were inspired by quilting designs, Drift was inspired by a trip that I took to St. John. The trip came at time when I was burnt out and stressed. I decided that while on vacation, I wouldn't make any decisions, I would merely drift along. I took pictures of every little thing that interested me and those photos served as inspiration for Drift.
Q: What is your design process when beginning a new collection?
A: Each of my collections has been a little different. With Drift, I had a clear inspiration. So first I started by sketching out some of the designs. Then I used Illustrator to finalize them. Color is usually the last thing that I do during the designing process, since it's something that I struggle with.
|Houses Drift Fat Quarter Bundle|
A: I am probably not as well versed on design trends as I should be, but I am looking forward to including more depth in my future designs.
|Ocean Drift Fat Quarter Bundle|
A: Since this collection was inspired by a tropical paradise, I am hoping to see fun, flowing clothes and bags made out it. I can just image the adorable skirts that can be made with some of the prints. I am not a garment piecer by any means, but I just might have to learn so I can use Drift to its full potential.
|Island Leis Free Quilt Pattern by Angela Walters for Art Gallery Fabrics|
A: Wow, my style as a designer has definitely evolved.....I had no clue what I was doing in the beginning! All joking aside, I feel that my style has evolved due to a change in inspiration. Instead of merely looking to my quilting for inspiration, I am beginning to find it in everything that I look at!
Q: What projects are on your sewing and quilting bucket list?
A: One main project on my bucket list is a wholecloth quilt. I have promised my husband for years that I would make one for him. Maybe this year will actually be the year I do it!