Monday, 21 May 2012

Feeling Blissful!!

Well ... I bet you're surprised to see me popping up here AGAIN!! I think I'm setting a new record for the number of blog posts I do in a week ... but don't get too used to it, I'm sure I'll slip back into my tardy ways very soon! :0)

I promised a couple of posts back that I'd share some photos of what I've been working away on lately. So, after a slightly frustrating hour in the back yard ... trust me to pick a windy day to take outdoor photos!!! ... and with the ASSISTANCE (???????!!) of furry kids Wombat and Lily ... I'm back to keep my promise to you. On a side-note ... goodness knows what the neighbours would have thought if they peeked out their kitchen window while I was faffing about with quilts, teacups, bunches of lavender, birdhouses and dogs!!! They'd probably start to think I'm a bit ODD ... oh wait!!! .... TOO LATE! Tee! Hee! Hee!

Firstly ... I showed you the finished top of my "Blissful Butterflies" quilt a while back ... well ... I got it back from the quilter a little over a week ago and ... brace yourselves ... I've finished writing the instructions!!! WOO! HOO! Yay me! :0) I just have to finalise the cover photos (hence the foray into windy-day photography!) and double-check the requirements list and it will be ready to release ... YAY! :0) In the meantime, I thought I'd share some pics with you, my blogging buddies. Ready???

Here she is in all her pink glory! :0) I am THRILLED with how quilter-extraordinaire Rosalie has quilted my butterflies ... cross-hatching in the applique squares and a simple-but-sweet butterfly meander all over the remaining squares and outer border ... PERFECT! Not too fussy, so the pretty applique butterflies are the main attention-grabber. And while I was out playing with the camera in the yard, I decided to take a few 'arty' pics, too. :0) This is something I actually struggle with, as taking anything other than front-and-centre pics goes against all my newspaper Journalist/Photographer instructions ... but I'm trying! :0)

A close-up of one of the applique butterflies ...

I'm pretty happy with how this out-of-character pink quilt has come together and can't wait to see other people enjoying making their own version of "Butterfly Bliss". Once the final proofing is done, I should be ready to add it to my web site on the weekend ... fingers crossed! :0)

The other project I managed to finish in the last week was an iPad pouch for my sort-of-sister Tiffy. We're all pretty excited for Tiffy ... she has secured a place as a councellor at a summer camp in the States ... what a fabulous opportunity for her to see a bit of the world and spread her wings! :0) However ... she WILL want to keep in contact with us all and so has bought herself an iPad to email and chat live with us ... she just needed a pretty pouch to keep it safe. So I whipped this up ...

As you can see ... I've played with not only the fabrics left over from my "Blissful Butterflies" quilt, I've also adapted the design into a stitchery. This pouch will be part of a future pattern, so if you're like me and embracing the iPad (or an e-reader of some sort!) stay tuned to be able to buy the pattern to make your own pouch! :0)

And that's it from me today. I HAVE been playing with a little something else, but I still need to do a bit more twiddling and fiddling before it's ready for pics. I hope you're all having a fabulous start to your week and look forward to hearing about what YOU'VE been up to over the last little while in your creative life. :0) Enjoy the rest of your week ... I'm off to pop the kettle on! I bet that surprises you no end! Tee! Hee! Hee! Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!!
CHEERS!
KRIS









7 comments:

Mistea said...

The quilt is gorgeous - love the rolled up pic - looks like it is ready for tagging along on some adventure.
Lucky Tiff - that is such a fabulous opportunity, oh and she gets a pretty pouch cover too.

Enjoy the tea.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Oh, beautiful!! And lovely pics!
I like the way the quilting shows up the butterflies and your marvelous work!

Gianina said...

Wonderful quilt!Congratulations!Bear hugs to you!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful quilt, beautiful butterflies and beautiful photos Kris. Congrats to your sort of sister on her big adventure.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Love the new photography style Kris.... and I giggled at the thought of you trying to photograph a quilt in the wind... so not easy!!

Beautiful quilt and bag - you have been such a busy gal.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely quilt.........I like the bottom chair photo.........

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Beautiful photography, loving the first pic where you can see all the quilt :)

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