Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Moving time

Paper-piecing on hold for now
We have sold our house 3 weeks ago and are now getting ready to move into a new house, in the same area. Its a bit sad because we put so much love into the garden and renovating our first home. I will miss our roses which are now in their prime, after 2-3 years of training. At least the person who bought the house loves the garden, so it will be in good hands.

But I'm sure it will be fun and creative to plan a garden from scratch again, as the new house has no garden, only grass. So I won't be blogging for a while, as all my sewing is packed away. But I will back again soon in the new year!

Monday, 19 October 2015

Spring beautiful spring

I'm still working on my paper-piecing hexagon quilt. Not too sure how big it will become, but I'm still having fun making rosettes and mixing the colours. Spring has arrived in full force here in the Western Cape. Our roses are looking wonderful this year due to the cool spring weather we've been having.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Still paper-piecing

Still busy with my paper-piecing project. My background chalk spots fabric arrived today! Go SA post office!

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Paper-piecing progress

My paper-piecing hexagon quilt is coming along nicely. I've decided to focus on shades of purples, greys, greens, and turquoises. I've ordered some more Kaffe Fassett chalk dots background fabric online. The South African postal service is so annoyingly slow these days, I'll be lucky if it gets here in under 4 months... grrrrrr

Friday, 17 July 2015

Meeting Kaffe Fassett

I got to meet Kaffe Fassett after his colour lecture that he gave in Cape Town on 15 July 2015. He signed my favourite Kaffe Fassett quilting book: "Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts". He was very gracious. 
I enjoyed Kaffe's colour lecture very much. Brandon Mably introduced him as "His Lordship", which made everyone laugh. Kaffe spoke about his life and how he got to where he is now. He showed lots of inspirational pictures, pictures of things he had crafted and designed, and photos of quilts from his workshops. Afterwards, he held a Q&A session with the audience, I even got to ask him a question about the colours he uses. It was a wonderful evening, which I will never forget. I never thought that I would get to meet Kaffe and Brandon, living here at the bottom of Africa, but wishes do come true.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Kaffe Fassett is coming to Cape Town tonight!

I'm back from my work trip to England. I've been working on my paper-pieced hexagon quilt. I was super excited to find out that Kaffe Fassett is in South Africa and will be giving a lecture in Cape Town tonight! So excited to see his lecture, can't wait!!!

Monday, 8 June 2015

Trying out some paper piecing hexagons

I'm trying out paper-piecing, it is nice to do while watching TV in the evenings. I like all the pastel Kaffe prints that have been released recently. I'm off to the UK soon for a work trip, so I can put this in my suitcase and keep myself busy in the evenings.