Thursday, August 9, 2012

Lets Get Acquainted Blog Hop

Hi and welcome if you are visiting from the Let's Get Acquainted! Blog Hop organised by Beth from Plum and June. Today it is my turn to introduce myself - my name is Kirsten and live in the beautiful Northern Rivers regions of NSW, Australia, not far from Byron Bay. I have 3 teenage children who are at high school, and a grey tabby cat named Simba who can't keep himself out of trouble. I work part time as a Medical Scientist in a pathology laboratory which still leaves me a few days each week for sewing.

Plum and June
Here are my answers to a few questions from Beth so that you may find out a bit more about me.  
- How long have you been quilting -  about 3 years now.The first quilt I made was a "Stack and Slash" style quilt using some fabrics I bought from a craft fair, but I like making quilts in a more modern style now.
- Favorite quilting tip: I have really enjoyed participating in flickr swaps and quilt-alongs which are a great way to get to try out new techniques, so if you haven't been in any of them yet I can thoroughly recommend jumping in and joining one as they are a lot of fun.
- Favorite blogging tip: K.I.S.S - Keep It Short (and) Simple, and I also prefer to mainly blog about crafty matters, and only occasionally deviate from that.

- Favorite fabric: Echo by Lotta Jansdotter - I have just used it recently for a little project........
- Favorite craft book: Elizabeth Hartmann's "The Practical Guide To Patchwork". 

- Favorite book: "Outlander" (released as Cross Stitch in the UK) which is the first book in The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. 

- Favorite quilting tool: Walking foot  as I like to do straight line quilting.
- Favorite music to listen to while quilting: Glee soundtracks - I love the remakes of some old favourites.

- Favorite TV show while hand stitching: Revenge, or an Aussie show called Offspring.

- Binding - by hand or by machine? Usually by machine but I have recently done some by hand and I really enjoyed it so maybe I will do it this way from now on.
- If I'd only known - what you wish you knew about blogging before you started your blog: 
How lovely the online quilting/blogging community is. I have "met" so many nice and generous people from all over the world via blogs.
I have a tutorial to make a fabric lanyard which you can find over here, and please pop over and visit Stephanie who is also on the Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop today.
Kirsten.

19 comments:

  1. So good to meet you Kirsten and you're another person singing the praises of the Elizabeth Hartmann quilting book - makes me think I should take a look at it - is it very much for beginners or is there intermediate/advanced stuff in there? :)

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  2. Your mosaics are beautiful Kirsten!

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  3. Great learning more about you - I didn't know that you have only been sewing for three years. And we have lots in common - similar taste in books, music, and tv! Oh, and great tutorial - i like that idea for teacher gifts.

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  4. I enjoyed reading your post! Definitely share the same tastes in tv and books (are you anxiously awaiting the next Outlander book like I am?! I'm missing Jamie and Claire!).

    Gorgeous projects - love your use of colour!

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  5. Great to learn a tad more about you!

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  6. So enjoyed the flashback through your makes, Kirsten. You are a genius with colour!

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  7. nice to get to know you Kristen! Love your tutorial! I was quilting by the pool yesterday and was wishing i had one of those lanyards for my snips! I'll have to whip one up!

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  8. Cute fabric for the lanyards. Popping in for the hop to say hello. Hadn't heard of K.I.S.S before -cute.

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  9. So nice to "know" you through blogging!

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  10. So many lovely projects! I especially like your crosses quilt and the Echo pillow. Nice to meet you!

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  11. Nice to meet you! Nice tutorial. Cute cat too!

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  12. Wow, you've done a lot for only three years of quilting. Nice to meet you.

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  13. I'll have to make one of your lanyards. You've made such an amazing collection of things - all beautiful!

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  14. My favorite fabric is Echo, too. I am still trying to find a use for my stash

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  15. What a great mosaic of projects! I love your lanyard tutorial too. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  16. I love all your projects! I adore "Outlander" too! I've read the entire series twice over the last 20 years and I am eagerly awaiting the next book. Nice to meet you!

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  17. Kirsten, so nice to "meet" you! Love all of your quilts and thanks for the tutorial.
    Amanda

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  18. Nice to meet you Kirsten! I love Echo too, your cushion is gorgeous :)

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  19. Hello, nice to get to know you. Thanks for sharing.

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