Padilla is a quilt designer from Quito, Ecuador Formerly an interpreter,
Angie turned full time to quilting, which is her passion.
Angie lived in Chicago during her first two years of college, where
her favorite hangout was The Art Institute of Chicago, visiting
it nearly every week. She was fascinated by the Thorne Miniature
Rooms, and started collecting miniatures. Later on, while living
in California, she built a 1:12 scale house and started making all
the furniture and accessories for it. If she hadn't taken up quilting,she
probably would have continued with this interest in miniatures.
Angie emphasizes that using EQ5 or EQ6, My Dream House designs can
be used for fused or needle turn appliqué. Print
the patterns from EQ5 or EQ6 at any size, and with options
to modify, resize, or re-color the patterns, you can make each pattern
your own! Mix and match patterns to design your very own rooms
then print and fuse to create charming projects like tote-bags,
clothing, wall hangings, quilts, pillows and more! The CD even
comes with a special bonus project
for a Child’s Dollhouse Felt Board that is a perfect parent and child
or grandchild activity
Her idea for doll "people" came from a family discussion
around the dinner table, in which Angie was discussing the panel
she was working on. Her grandkids, Alexia and Julian, wanted her
to make them a house panel immediately. But her nineteen-year old
daughter Jamie pointed out the need for dolls to play dollhouse,
so that is where the idea of including doll people came from.
Angie think the projects in this CD can be used in many different
ways. The most obvious is as wall hangings, but she offers
many other uses. Her favorite ones are related to the bathroom,
probably because it is often the most overlooked room in the house.
She suggests using all the perfume bottles or bathtubs to decorate
a bathroom in different ways, such as using the motifs along the
edge of a shower curtain or along a window ledge. Or on individual
towels or bathrobes for "his & hers" gifts. Instead of quilting
small wall hangings., why not frame several individual blocks
to hang together in a row, as a set? One of the houses provided
comes with a front and back.
Angie also envisions a large cushion with the front on one
side and the back on the other. Or perhaps a bed-sized quilt
in a child's room made of one of the house sides, and a wall hanging
over the bed with the other side, or try using different motifs
for table runners and place mats, or covers for kitchen appliances.
Appliqué one of the clocks as a wall hanging, but attach a clock
mechanism to make it a real working clock.
Angie encourages her users to think of other nontraditional
but quilty uses, like using fabric sheets to print the rooms of
a house as individual pockets for a house "organizer". And
why limit it to fabric? Stencil the designs onto the wall
or other decorative objects! This applies to any room in the house.
The idea here is to take the projects as they are, or divide them
up and use them in parts, or mix and match with whatever other designs
you like. Quitters are so creative, I'm sure they will discover
many other possibilities we haven't even thought of!