Sunday, 7 September 2014

Around the World Blog Hop !

'So, here we are on my stop for the Around The World Blog Hop ! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Kel, Mum to 3 Teenagers and I live in The New England Area of New South Wales Australia. Right now Spring has Sprung and the world seems full of possibilities and sewing!

My Lovely Friend Jan of tagged me for the Blog hop and I just wanted to say that I'm very Honoured that she thought of me. Jan has many beautiful projects going, one of which is my Favourite, the Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses Quilt.

 She also has a Little Etsy Shop called Featherweight Quilt Co. 
Which can be found here -

Sew, Ya'll as Jan would say, pop on over to her blog or her Etsy shop and see what this talented, gorgeous gal has been up to!

Onto the Juicy Stuff !

1. What am I working on? 

Everything, lol !
Right now my main focus is Stonefields Quilt by Susan Smith and The Sundial Sampler by Karen Cunningham. They are the 2 main quilts that are getting most of my focus right now. 
However, and there's always a however, lol, I am also working on other quilts such as 
Gail Pans A Merry Christmas Garden BOM and Karen Cunninghams New BOM The Friendship Quilt. 
I don't like to attach rules to my hobby/passion as it kinda defeats the purpose of being creative! 
If I finish it great if I don't then hopefully I learnt something new while I was being captivated!

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre? 

As Jan said on her blog, it's all about the individual! 
I like to think I'm quirky with a touch of old worldliness. I like florals and repro fabric first. I am definitely not Modern. I can do either dark or light colour ways, depending on my mood.  I'm a flowery girl with a touch of whimsy! I like to create, but am also equally challenged just by following along with a pattern. I love making someone else's quilt my own! Or inventing something completely new, And that's what makes me, me...

3. Why do I write/create what I do?

Because it keeps me sane! And that's the truth. I have always been creative. I play the piano and the drums, I Paint and draw, I sew and create.  I Can't remember back to a time when I wasn't making something or stitching up a storm.  I wouldn't want to live in a world if I wasn't excited every single night before bed, about what I had accomplished that day, and equally excited to awake the next morning and rearing to go again. Being creative is who I am and not just a single part. 
Ummm, I've  really been contemplating the need for sleep, lol, imagine how much extra stuff we could get done if we didn't sleep as much !






4. How does my writing/creating process work?

I'm like a butterfly. I flit from flower to flower, never staying too long! Unless I'm completely captivated and then who knows! Stonefields is like that for me. It has me completely in her grips. 
We should do whatever makes us happy, life is way to short to settle for anything.


And now onto the next blog Hopper!
I emailed many, many ladies and I have to say..... 
Thank the Heavens for Carole of
I have been stalking Carole's blog for a long time now and am completely in love with 2 of her ongoing projects. Di fords wedding sampler quilt and Irene Blancks Auntie greens garden !

When is teal and pink a bad colour scheme? Never lol !!!


Auntie Greens Garden, just love it and it is on my list!
Carole will be posting to her blog around the 15 th Sept.  So don't forgot to stop on by!

So Thankyou to Jan once again for tagging me. It's been fun and insightful!

And I just want to say a big Thankyou to all the ladies I have met and all the things I have learnt from you lovely gals. 
You will never know how much you all have taught me. 
Keep on sharing and stitching!

Kel x

Friday, 15 August 2014

Stonefields and more

I have been having entirely too much fun with Susan Smiths Stonefields BOM. I've completed 90 or so blocks now and the end is in view! Just got to make a disgraceful amount of hexagon rosettes and a awfully big lot of flying geese to finish her off. But I think I'll be machine piecing the geese so it won't take too long. 



















I have all the pictures of Stonefields on Instagram, if you search #stonefieldsquilt you will be greeted with a wonderful plethora of beautiful stonefields blocks, for inspiration or just pure enjoyment!

I've finished block one of Gail Pans A Merry Christmas Garden BOM and completed all the appliqué for block two.

I had to redo the centre and scrap the first one as I cut the centre panel 1" too short all the way around! Ah well, it gave me an opportunity to use some colours I thought were missing in the first one. Vicki Tucek of made hers with a splash of blue and I totally copied her! I love the bits of blue and my fave Pink in the quilt now.

I couldn't resist Karen Cunninghams new BOM the Friendship Quilt. I'm finishing off block 2 and then I plan to move onto the next lot of blocks which arrived on Thursday. This is going to be a special quilt too.

And that's about all I've been up to at the moment.
I hope everyone is enjoying their projects and finding time to stitch.

Till next time.
Keep on stitching,
Kel x

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Mid Month CatchUp

This month has been a busy one! Where has the year gone already? I've been happily stitching my stonefields BOM, am up to month 4 now, just finishing the last block of Month 3. This quilt has been amazing, it truly is a special quilt and well worth the money if your inclined to buy it. I have never loved a quilt quite as much as this one. It just ticks all my boxes!

On other fronts I'm up to stitching the first border on the Di Ford mystery BOM, the next border which is applique, is a knock out!
Also been sneaking in some sewing on the bird block for the CWBQ and the bias stem borders on my Rotherfield Greys. It's slow going as I hate bias stems!

I bought Gail Pans a merry christmas garden BOM as well. This is a knock out quilt and I'm hoping to have it done by Christmas :)

I also managed to make a mini from the last quiltmania magazine.

My Mums rag quilt came home for a visit and a wash! It was one of the first quilts that I ever made ;)

And this little beauty, is going on my list as soon as Stonefields is complete!
Karen Cunninghams, Sundial Sampler! Too gorgeous, just a WoW quilt 

And that's what I've been up to since last month !
And three kids and house work and cooking......   ;0)

Till next time.
Keep on Stitching,
Kel x