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!


  1. Really loving those soft, pretty colours for your BOM! haha, I think we all go down that particular "creative process" road at times, I know I certainly do! Linda

  2. Your hand quilting looks wonderful Megan! Such pretty colours!

  3. I love your honesty about your design process. I think most of us go through ups and downs during a project but you put it so well.

  4. Your Ginger Crush BOM is beautiful! The hexies look fab too :)

  5. Your creative process is hilarious! It's pretty much exactly what I do too, unless it's for a swap and then I just have to get on with it! Thanks for playing Megan!

  6. I like the fabrics you've chosen for the Ginger Crush quilt. V pretty.

  7. Gorgeous BOM blocks, but really love your hexies. I'm still trying to work myself up to trying a hexie project, my hand stitching is awful though, which puts me off. I may take some hexies away on holiday in October so I have no other choice!

  8. Obviously we all share the same creative process. I think it's the starting of a new project and the new fabrics we like best.

  9. Haha - I love your creative process - completely brilliant! And the two projects you are working on at the moment are so different, but both fantastic :-)

  10. I know where your mystery photo is :) - have been following your blog/instagram for awhile and I now I know we grew up in the same home town!