Monday, 20 February 2012

Fabric smorgasbord!

I spent the best part of two days cutting out all these 1 7/8" squares ready for the watercolour landscape workshop I'm giving at Whitelackington Village Hall this Thursday. I haven't counted them but safe to say, there are thousands! They're all in groups according to colour and/or type and in my handy Ikea cutlery trays. The slightly larger squares in the box at the top are for making HSTs.
At the workshop, I'll lay them all out in the middle of the table and everyone can help themselves! It'll be like a dinner buffet only much yummier! ''Scuse me, would you mind passing the green florals please?'!

Monday, 6 February 2012


Hello everyone,

Well I had a fabulous few days at the Craft4Crafters show at West Point, Exeter last week. It seems that many crafters are become attracted to patchwork and quilting as a hobby and it was great to meet so many keen and willing converts! It was a great show and very busy despite the icy weather - we even had a bit of snow on the Saturday.

I had a few comments about my name - k3n being an abbreviation of Kathryn (this my partner's invention as 'text speak' when we were courting). Most people get it when they realise my given name is 'Kathryn' but to some it seems like some kind of code because of the number in it. One lady referred to me as 'K9' which I found quite amusing. Ah well, what is the old adage - 'it doesn't matter what they call you, so long as they call you!'

My Mandala that I showed a peak of a while ago was indeed finished and here is a picture of it hanging at West Point. I absolutely loved doing the freehand machine quilting on this and was quite sad once the last pebble was done in the outer border! Ah well, on to the next project, which involves Dutch chintz and French hemp and silk fabric, 3D flying geese and oh yes, probably some FMQ!
Take care everyone, k3n x (aka K9, aka Kathryn)