15.9.14

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.