Author Archives: Kerry

How I build my stash

I read this amazing blogpost by Rossie today, it’s very inspirational about how she builds her stash and how she makes the decision of what to buy because it fits her aesthetic, rather than what she “should” like. I thought this rang true with my post yesterday about how white backgrounds, rainbow quilts and general […]

‘Modern’ quilts and coloured backgrounds

This blog post is an outpouring of thoughts with a lot of questions about ‘modern’ quiltmaking. You have been warned. On Instagram over the last few days, Robert Kaufman have been putting up their new Kona solid colours. I think there are some real beauties in there, and it makes me really want to make a […]

TV sewing

I’m not at the retreat so there will be a bit of TV and  hand stitching going down this weekend- I need to finish sewing on the sleeve and label on the back of the Bowie quilt so I can post it for hanging. I still don’t like it, but there’s not a lot I can do […]

Sewvivor – PennyDog Patchwork – Kerry Wilkinson

You warned me not to, you told me I had enough on with work, a crazy puppy, going to get married at the end of September, my block of the month schedule and various other writing commitments, but I’m stubborn, and that kind of made me want to do it more. I’ve been yes, no, […]

This weekend

I’m having a few problems with downtime on my blog, so sorry if you’ve been affected since the start of the weekend, also Safari hasn’t been posting my comments to Blogspot blogs all last week, so I have honestly been visiting and writing you things, they’ve just vanished into oblivion and I really can’t face […]

Quarter 3 Finish Along Goals

I didn’t do that great last quarter but I’m not beating myself up about it because things that NEEDED to be done were done, Hank is getting more manageable every day and I got to relax too so I’d say that was a success. At the end of this quarter I get married, plus I […]

English Country Garden BOM – Block 4 – Hyacinth

Here’s your next pattern for the BOM, the Hyacinth. The next one is out on the 4th August so this pattern is free to download until then. The last sets of templates are $1.50 in my Craftsy shop if you missed out. Click here to download This pattern includes repeat instructions from the last block, but with new […]

Sunday Stash (my first)

Today is the first link up I’ve done for Sunday Stash- I thought I’d use it to chastise myself for the amount of fabric I’ve bought these last few months when I was supposed to be abstaining. There were some other bits purchased too- a FQ or a few yards here and there that have […]

Ziggy / Bowie – another sneaky finish

I’m not sure I like this quilt still but it has been improved since the top finish. I think the face looks wonky? I took off some excess in the end and pieced a back with a rainbow effect. Cindy suggested if I didn’t like it maybe I should add some colour to define the lightning […]

Random Thursday – why my OH is better than Ryan Gosling

Two things he has said to me this week that affirms I’m marrying the right person…. “Is it OK to use fabric scissors on this foam?” – thanks for checking and knowing that they’re not ‘just scissors’! Last night – “You’ve had a really productive day on that quilt.” – I didn’t do anything at […]