Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Quilters Meet & Greet

First if you are new around my part of the blogger landscape, Welcome!

Please make yourself at home, take a few of those (everything is better with a handful of kittens) 


My name is Yanicka and I am an accidental quilt designer.



 I am a professional technical drafter for 15 years, but I got interested in quilting since way back. Already, when my first child was born, I was home alone in the Canadian North, listening to Eleanor Burns’ PBS “Quilt in a Day” show: that’s how I started quilting. And so I created quite a few traditional quilts these days in my spare time.



More recently, I realized my favorite part of quilting was letting my creativity flow instead of following other designer’s patterns.  Besides, for me, traditional quilts made of assembling hundreds of blocs rarely tell a story.  I am motivated by trying new things, crazy colors combinations, shapes and textures! I want my quilts to have an impact.  I started a blog to show my creations and quickly, people started asking for help on how they could reproduce my quilts.



At this point, I realized I had the perfect professional training as a technical drafter to quickly create patterns on Autocad and Illustrator that everyone could easily follow.  To help communicate how to reproduce my creations, I developed a new technique I called the “fractured image”, in which complex images are broken down into shapes, traced using freezer paper, and assembled back.  I also explored appliqué, 3D textures and textile paints. I would never have been able to succeed without my amazing husband’s unconditional support!


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28 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilts! Technical minds do have a creative side and it seems you have found yours!

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  2. I don't think it is fair to call yourself a designer. It is so inadequate to describe what you create. You are an inventor. And I am happy to know you, even if it is online. I am constantly amazed by your creativity and passion. I need a head-blown emoji here. Wishing you many years of continued success. You are an inspiration, Yanicka.

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  3. I love the fractured look! I am excited to check out your designs. Do you take requests?

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  4. Lovely to meet you and your blog. Love your project pictures. Your cats are so pretty. Love their markings.

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  5. You DEFINITELY had the right background for your quilting designs!

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  6. Great to see a behind the scenes photo. Love your wolf!

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  7. I love your elephant. Can i purchase the pattern?

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  8. I like what you've done. I too tend to stray from traditional blocks sometimes.

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  9. Beautiful work, I love your fractured quilts!

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  10. I so love your love birds, Yanicka - your fabric choices are great!!
    Thanks for being part of the Quilters Meet & Greet! <3

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  11. Love the Fractured look of you quilts. Great to meet you and see how you started out.

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  12. Wow - your designs are so beautiful! I love that you found this creative outlet for your talent!

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  13. Your designs are wonderful! It's nice to meet you on the M&G hop.

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  14. What an interesting look at your process! Visiting from the Meet and Greet.

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  15. Beautiful and unique quilts!
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  16. Beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. awwww - such cute wee kitties! Love the wolf design - it's stunning. Thank you for inviting us over for a visit with you.

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  18. Congratulations on your new 'fractured' technique. You are very talented when it comes to interpreting life's pictures.

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  19. What a fun technique. I downloaded the free heart to try. If it is as easy as it looks, I'll be ordering the some. LOL Like I need to do something new, but it looks like fun.

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  20. Så smukt. Spændende teknik som er hel ukendt for mig. Tak for at vise det.

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  21. Wow!! You have sooo much Creative Talent!! Specially love your Wolf in the display picture!! My Son would LOVE it! :)

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  22. Love your animal quilts and those kitty tigers (they look like tigers) are way to cute.

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  23. Kittens, I would have them all!! Love your designs, and the Peacock, that is stunning.

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