Guest Designer Spotlight – Lilja Bjork

designs by Lilja Bjork, click image for pattern

It’s been quite some time since we had a Guest Designer Spotlight, and this one is quite overdue! I’m proud to introduce Lilja Bork to you. She has been a Sewhooked Guest Designer since mid-2010. She has an amazing eye for design and had created some stunning pieces!

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Lilja Bjork, Slytherin Team Captain!

Name and where you’re from:

My name is Lilja Bjork, on the Internet I’m known as Liljabs. I’m from Reykjavik in Iceland. I also lived in Kuopio in Finland for 6 months in 2003.

Website/blog/online store or other place where your patterns or photos of your work can be found?

I have a brand new website that I just started in January 2011. That is where I post all my patterns. I also have a flickr and my Livejournal.

How long have you been paper piecing and/or quilting?

I started paper piecing in 2007 I think, after I found Sewhooked through the leaky cauldron crafts pages. I never really thought quilting was something young people did. I thought it must be terribly boring, hihi I was so wrong It’s almost all I do these days.

What do you use own your block designs for?

The ones I’ve done so far are meant to be for a Disney quilt for my nephews bed and a multi-fandom quilt for myself. I also made a Christmas wall-hanging witch is the first project I finish that is all mine. I was so proud of myself when I finished that one 🙂

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When did you start designing?

April 12th 2010, I remember it was the day after my birthday

Was there a particular inspiration to draw your first pattern?

I just really wanted a Tardis for my multi-fandome quilt and I didn’t find one on the Internet. So I thought why not try to make one.

Do you remember what your first design was?

I’m not sure if it was the Tardis or the Doctor who logo but those where my first two designs. I think I even made them on the same day.

Do you have a favorite among your own designs?

Not any one, but the Disney blocks must be at the top. I spent so much time on each of them to get them perfect 🙂

What do you use to design your patterns?  Paper and pencil, a specific software, etc.

I mostly use Quilt Assistant. Witch is free. And I also use Photoshop.

How has the online community changed the way you craft/quilt/design, etc.?

Rather than changing how I craft it is more that the community inspires me to try new things. Things that I never would have tried, or even things I have never heard of before.

See more of Lilja’s patterns on Sewhooked’s Guest Designer Page

Happy Quilting!

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