Around the world blog hop....

I was asked by the lovely Moira to join in on the Around the World blog hop and as she is so lovely, who was I to refuse.....

So I'm going to start by admitting that I always find it really awkward answering questions like these.  I try to leave the brain burning stuff for the days I'm getting paid for it at work, so I am going to keep it short and sweet ;-)

  • What am I working on?
I have a few projects on the go at the minute, the first is my mini for the IGmini swap...

I was admiring Karie's churn dashes and had an urge to make a goosey version, as you do!  I'm currently contemplating my quilting options.

The second project is a plus quilt packed full of Cotton + Steel fabrics....

I only finished piecing it yesterday, so haven't thought about backing fabric and quilting yet.

  • How does my work differ from others in it's genre? 
Well unless you count my obsessive need to include geese and rainbows in every project, I don't think it does!?   I don't want to be a trend setter and I don't mind being part of a crowd.  I make what I make, because it makes me happy.

  • Why do I write/create what I do?
 I think I probably answered this with my last sentence above.  A lot of my projects lately have been challenges to myself to see if I could make it.  I like to shrink blocks to stupid sizes just to see if I can put them together without them looking like a dogs dinner.  I would say I am successful about 50% of the time and I'm good with that.

My tiny #goosedash pincushion - because I have to try and shrink every block I make!

 My geese patterns came about because I love geese circles, but I hate piecing curves.  I wanted a lazy girl way of doing it.  In general what I create will always depend on how hard it is and how long it will take.  I go for the easy option, well almost always, the Ikea quilt being the exception with it's trillions of HSTs! ;-)

  • How does my creative process work?
 It's organised!  I like to plan my projects out, either on EQ7 or paper, there is no random in this house and certainly no improv.  I am a self-confessed #analquilter and proud!

I have asked the lovely Amy to take part in the blog hop next week.  I love her work and am lucky enough to include her as a real life good friend.  


  1. Great post! Your "on the go" section makes my heart flutter.

  2. you have such a great aesthetic, thanks for joining in x

  3. Really love your Plus quilt and the tiny geese are amazing!

  4. THAT MINI ! Love it. You are awesome

  5. I need some of your planning skills! I find it impossible to plan any quilt on paper before hand! Loving your beautiful work as always :)

  6. Great post full of lovely eye candy!

  7. You are so meticulous and I love that about you!!

  8. I think you are definitely a trend setter with your rainbow geese!! Love your work :-)

  9. Love it I am a #analquilter.. Can totally relate to this.. The amount of planning that goes into things sometimes..Love your geese addiction!


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