This week in the Guest Designer Spotlight is Catherine (Cat) Magraith.
We’ve known each other for over two years now and have become fast friends. Her amazing engineer’s brain is a natural for dissecting images and creating (and editing!) paper pieced patterns.
First name and where you’re from:
Cat from Adelaide, South Australia
How long have you been paper piecing and/or quilting?
How long have i known you?* I’m trying to think. Is it 2 years or longer? I have been doing other quilting though since primary school so about 25 years.
*Note from Jennifer: it’s been two years!
What do you use own your blocks for?
Cushion covers, totes and never quite finished quilts (lets just say quilt tops).
When did you start designing?
Pretty well much almost straight away after i started Paper Piecing.
Was there a particular inspiration to draw your first pattern?
I was inspired by hp_paperpiecing and your patterns and a desire to create my own custom patterns.
Do you remember what your first design was?
First design was my Dumbledore pattern.
Do you have a favorite among your own designs?
Dumbledore is my favourite still.
How has the online community changed the way you craft/quilt/design, etc.?
I had never seen the US style of PP method before i joined the online quilting community. It is not very common in Australia with most references to PP being the paper hexagons used in a lot of British quilting books and are all hand stitched. US PP has changed the way i design my patterns and has given it a new edge.