Sunday, 28 September 2014

Welcome Daylight Saving!

I love this time of year when it seems like summer might be just around the corner as evenings get lighter and lighter. In fact, I felt so cheerful this morning, I was ready to get Gypsy Wife out of the cupboard and tackle another section.

Here it is - excitingly named 'section 7'. It is the long panel bottom right which looks deceptively simple but took quite a lot of concentration.

Making the most of my burst of enthusiasm I did the big block needed for another section called 'Crazy Anne'. Yep, caused a little craziness and some of the points are a bit off, but I'm calling it a victory :-)

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Round the World Blog hop

Rachel at Wooden Spoon Quilts tagged me recently for the Round the World Blog hop. Rachel has just started a blog although she has been very active on Flickr for ages. If you don't know her you need to check out her gorgeous work immediately!

Read on if you want to know a couple more things about me...

Where do I live? 
I live in Auckland, New Zealand. I grew up in Wanganui and moved to Wellington when I was 18 to go to university. I arrived in Auckland in my early twenties and never quite managed to leave again. Mystery photo below - a local would recognise it :-)

What am I working on?
This weekend I have been working on my Ginger Crush BOM. I'm really enjoying the lovely fabrics and the sense of satisfaction that comes with getting something finished.

Just that star to applique on.
I've also made a start handquilting (*gasp) my hexy cushion. I may be some time...

How does my creating process work?
Um... I get an idea, jump in boots and all with limited planning...problem solve when I hit a wall, then feel ridiculously pleased with myself...fall out of love with the project and put it in a dark cupboard for a while...have stern words with myself and force myself to finish...finish and decide I quite like it after all. Yep, I think that's about it.

I'm not tagging anyone in particular - but please do feel free to consider yourself tagged if you want to play along!

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Some quilty secrets

There seems to be a rash of sharing quilty secrets going on in blogland. I can't promise you 10 - in fact let's skip the counting all together.

  • My Gypsy Wife and I are officially on a break. I'm not sure how long it will last or whether we're going to need couple's therapy, but there it is.

  • I love stars. I can't get enough of them. Hence the completely random decision to start a new project as WIPs pile up around me. I've called this project "Adrianne's stars" :-)

  • I nearly always start projects without a real plan. A while back I started some sewing some hexies together. I like how this is looking, but I'm not sure what will happen next.

  • Because of my reluctance (inability) to plan ahead, sewing is generally just one big problem solving exercise. Exhibit A - this one is due to the very popular not quite enough fabric:

  • I get deeply and profoundly mad when the print on a fabric doesn't run along the grain. It's like the fabric makers are out to make your sewing look bad. Grrrrrr.

  • I occasionally make lists so I can enjoy ignoring everything on the list. 

  • I have pruned my blog post right back. I just want to see what you are making guys. Not read your advertising or your angsty story about not feeling good enough.
  • I have a thing for cat fabric. I pretty much never sew with it, so I guess we could say I 'curate' cat fabric. 

Happy weekend everyone!