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Friday, February 5, 2016

Feature Friday: Anja Clyke

My name is Anja Clyke. I'm from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. I blog over at Anja Quilts.

I've been quilting since 2003 when I took a rail fence quilt class at my LQS. It was made using flannel, and it was for my nephew's fourth birthday. Because it was made of flannel, that quilt has gone on to quilt heaven. But I have made many, many quilts for my nephew over the years, and I'm already thinking about a graduation quilt for when he finishes grade 12 in two years.

I lean more toward modern quilts, but I create whatever interests me. I prefer efficient piecing methods, and I am not a fan of paper piecing. My largest finish to date is Gravity -- a pattern by Jaybird Quilts. I made the quilt during a Quilt Along Hosted by Myra at Busy Hand Quilts. This is one of the few quilts that I've made for myself, and it's currently on my bed, with Gravity Pillows I made.

Another quilt that I have made for myself, but not yet quilted, is Night Sky -- another pattern by Jaybird Quilts. I'm undecided on how to quilt this, so I've put it aside until I can make up my mind. 2015 was the year of Kona solids -- I made a lot of quilts using Kona.

My most exciting thing from 2015 was that I created a quilt block -- Floored. But even more exciting, my block was chosen to be featured in the Quilter's Planner 2016 created by Stephanie @ Late Night Quilter.

My goals for 2016 are to improve my free motion quilting skills and to create a pattern for my Floored block.