Tuesday 10 June 2014

new blogger blog hop!

hello! i'm super excited to be part of the new bloggers blog hop hosted by the lovely beth from plum and june. there is a great bunch of bloggers and it's been fun getting to know everybody!

so hello! (again) welcome to my little blog! i'm rachael, i am 22 and studying graphic design, i love being a student! oh and i love hot chocolate, i have metal knees and i never use capital letters (sorry to all the grammar people out there)

i have been sewing and quilting for about, wow! 4 years, ever since the day i found out about bonnie and camille fabric *swoon* and i've been hooked ever since! i'm internet and book taught, i did go to a class at a quilt shop nearby but that's better not talked about!

i love bright, fun fabrics! but i also love soft 'pretty' fabrics and quilts, i guess i'm still finding my 'style'. i blog about my current projects and fabrics and sometimes tilly (my dog) will pop up!

this was my *favourite* quilt i made last year, i'm sure i'm not the only one whose favourite quilt changes daily :) 

big quilt-y projects are great, but i have to say there is nothing more satisfying than small projects, especially cushions, last year i went on a bit of a cushion kick! one of my favourite things is sketch-y applique! and see those boxes up there? there is a little tutorial coming soon to make your own :)

here are two of my current wip's retro butterflies and red letter day by thimbleblossoms! and i'm so, so excited that my retro butterflies quilt is almost finished (well it just needs basted, quilted and bound, but sure that's almost finished!)

and here is my little blogging tip: just have fun! write what you want to write about and just have fun :) oh and a little quilting tip: if you haven't tried free motion quilting, you totally should because it's so ( i can't think of another word) fun! and really not as scary as you think!

thank-you :) for visiting my blog! and guess what? there are lots more blog to visit today, yay! have fun!

Camelia @ Camelia Elliott
Nurdan @ Hug a Bit Quilts
Lori @ Sew Psychd
Kitty @ Night Quilter
Christina @ Wips and Tuts
Marcia @ Cozy Capatiller
Jasmine @ Quilt Kisses

rachael x