Monday, 8 September 2014

Around the World Blog Hop

I was so pleased to be tagged by Fiona, who blogs at Celtic Thistle Stitches, in the Around the World Blog Hop.  Fiona is a very talented and creative stitcher who designs her own patterns and recently had a project featured in Fat Quarterly magazine.  Her blog is fun to read and she is always trying new skills and sharing her experiences.

This blog hop is a bit like a chain letter (but not the evil kind). The idea is for stitchers who blog to answer a few questions so that we can all get to know each other better.  I don't know who started the blog hop, but you can track back by visiting Fiona's blog, then back step by step as far as you want. I've certainly seen some blogs that I have not come across before.  It seems harmless and does not require the tipping of ice buckets over the head, just a few questions to answer, so here goes.

What am I working on?
For almost six months I've been working on a slow English Paper Piecing Project using red, white and blue fabrics.
When I started I didn't have a plan.  I just wanted to explore how various shapes fit together.  It's turning into an EPP sampler quilt.

How does my work differ from others in its genre?
I'm sure loads of people have done similar work.  Although I never use a pattern or buy templates, I do get ideas from blogs, pinterest and magazines.   In fact this block came from a floor design.

Why do I create what I do?
Who knows?  But it's a good question. One which does not have an answer.  I made this Liberty Lover's Bag because I could not find one I liked in the shops and because I had a strip of hexagons I did not know what to do with.  

How does my creative process work?
That sounds a bit grand.  There is usually some sort of idea right at the beginning.  But plans change as I go along - I just go where the idea goes, usually only working at one thing at a time. 

That's it, folks!  As part of this blog hop I'm supposed to "tag" three other bloggers - but I'm going to rebel.  If you're interested in what I'm interested in, have a look at the blogs in the list on the right, or at my Pinterest boards.


  1. Amazing EPP project! Love it with the indigo fabrics. And a great bag too. I liked reading how that project grew and came together ( with such an excellent result)!

  2. Nice to read more about you:-)

  3. There is definitely nothing like your Liberty bag in the shops Dittany, it is a wonderfully unique bag! I am enjoying following the progress of your EPP blocks it may be a slow journey but it is a fascinating one :)

  4. Ooooh, I like your bag with the hexies! I invite to link to this week's Hexie Weekend (ends Monday, midnight) Great AWH post, too!


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