Monday, May 18, 2015

Week #20: Quilter #20 Lucy Brennan


Hello all! I am Quilter #20 and my name is Lucy Brennan. I usually blog at Charm About You and can be found around blog land as Lucy@charmaboutyou.

I find writing about myself difficult, I can't seem to introduce myself without it sounding either really formal or very silly so I will give a brief synopsis of who I am and then get right on with the quilts.

I am a mum of three (aged 7, 5 and 2) and work part time/teach at Patchfinders, our local quilt shop. I will show you around the lovely shop on IG when I'm at work later in the week, it's fabric heaven!

My previous hobby was Roller Derby but after breaking my elbow I thought I should do something safer. There are a couple of quilters in my family and they encouraged me to start. It turned into a passion, something I like to do a bit of everyday. I see quilting as a creative outlet, therapy and joy. My style has evolved over the past four years and I consider it eclectic, traditional, modern and me. I don't label myself as one type of quilter. I do patchwork and quilting on my machine but generally hand sewing/piecing/appliqué/quilting are my favourite methods.

For my first blog post I thought it would be fun to look back over the quilts I've made and show you the ones that we actually use in our house! I've made quite a few quilts and you can see them all here but these are the ones currently being slept under, snuggled, made into dens and strewn around our house.

First up my husband and I have my Bees of a Feather Quilt on our bed (so named because two online quilting bees I was in helped make those beautiful feather blocks):


My son uses this one:


I am currently working on larger quilts for both my girls but they currently use all of these between them:


and this one gets the most use in the living room:


along with this footstool


Each quilt I make has a story, a purpose and always seems to teach me something too. I love to blog because I can share those elements of each quilt, as well as have a record of my progress.

Being part of 52 quilters is a thrill and I hope you will interact with me over on the 52 quilters IG and twitter this week!

I'm normally all over the place and you can find me at the following:

Blog: www.charmaboutyou.com
Instagram: @charmaboutyou
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charmaboutyou
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CharmAboutYou

Lucy x

Post by Lucy Brennan - Week #20: Hi I'm Lucy from Manchester UK, a mother; blogger; teacher and LQS worker. Gleeful quilter who enjoys the charm of creating with fabric and needles! Find Lucy on Instagram at @charmaboutyou or visit her website at www.charmaboutyou.com.

24 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing Lucy and how lovely to see that vintage sheet quilt you won as a kit from me 3 or more years ago!

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    1. Both the girls love it :) and that stripy binding is one of my favourite ever!

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  2. Fred's robot quilt is so cute, Lucy! I think you did a nice job of introducing yourself. Only you forgot to say you are about one of the sweetest, kindest quilters in blogland, so I will say it for you! Looking forward to your other posts this week. :)

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    1. well now I'm blushing! I think the same of you Hydee :)

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  3. Hi, I enjoyed your first post, your quilts are beautiful and I love that foot stool! I look forward to finding out more! 😀

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  4. Nice post Lucy. Your Bee Feather quilt made me smile. I was very stressed about making a feather for you. It is nice to know that I have grown as a quilter as they wouldn't phase me now! Isn't it nice how we all learn as we go on. Di x

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    1. That's why I love being in our bee, the learning and the fabulous quilts we get as a result :)

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  5. I still love the feathers quilt, one of the first I saw in blogland, that encouraged me to sew again. And I love the Philadelphia LOVE symbol

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  6. Hi Lucy! Great post and your quilts are so beautiful! x Teje

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  7. I never knew you did Roller Derby! What was your name?

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  8. I think it's hysterical that you went from roller derby to quilting. Thx for the quilty recap -- some of those quilts I've seen before and others are new to me. And they're all beautiful. : )

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    1. Thanks Michelle! It's quite a change isn't it?! ;)

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  9. Roller Derby? That sounds dangerous - glad I got to meet you through our joint love of quilting! You make gorgeous quilts and set interesting but manageable challenges!

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    1. Thanks Nicky! We could go skating some time if you like? ;)

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  10. I love the feather quilt! Is it paper pieced? I know how to do that fairly well. I'm working on a papered pieced quilt now. I already finished one. Well not all the way finished, I'm hand quilting it. But it's getting there.

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    1. No it was made using the pattern by Anna Maria Horner and you cut the shapes from pieced strips using templates, it's tricky at first but makes sense when you've done a couple of them! Although I can do it I don't really enjoy paper piecing but the results are beautiful! Enjoy your hand quilting :)

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  11. This is all very cool! You have grown so much since teaching me about thread uses! I will always follow you! Great job.

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  12. Lovely to see some familiar quilts again Lucy. I still love your feather quilt ; )

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