About Me


KERRY S


My Nanna taught me to knit and crochet when I was young, but it wasn't until I moved to England in 1998 and started compulsory textiles lessons that my passion for sewing developed. From then on I could often be found making various items of clothing, some sort of bag or accessory, this passion for sewing and creating things led me to complete a fashion degree. It wasn't until a few years later in 2009 that I was introduced to and subsequently had my life taken over by quilting.
Or should I say quilting fabric, which I can honestly say has become a total obsession, so much so that our holiday plans and travel routes are marked with local fabric, patchwork and quilting shops much to my family's distress. If it's bright - I need it, if it's floral - I need it and should the two elements be combined you may need to roll out an oxygen tank!!

I have had a great response to my quilt making ventures, with some custom orders under my belt, despite being relatively new to it, although I still feel like quite a granny telling people that I am a quilter and I love to collect, cut up and re-join fabric together by quilting. Hurrah for blogland!! It has been so incredibly liberating to find hundreds of women from all over the world, of all ages, who like me have had their lives taken over by cutting up fabric into a variety of pieces and stitching them back together.
My blog is like a journal of my learning experiences, quilting triumphs and probably a few 'quilt-tastrophies', but hopefully a place where people who share my quirky hobby can see that if you set your mind to it, anyone can make a quilt.

Feel free to email me with any suggestions, questions, links or friendly advice at: thatssewkerry {at} gmail {dot} com


KERRY Q

I used to think that 'patchwork' was merely sewing together fabric-covered paper hexagons because that was the type of patchwork that my Nan taught me! Little did I know there was a whole world of techniques to explore!

Looking back I'd felt the urge to 'make something' for a long time, but having no 'artistic' talent or training I had no idea how to 'scratch' my creative itch! Then at the end of 2011 my best friend announced she was expecting her first child, so I decided to make a gift for her baby and my quilting adventures began!

I ordered a quilt pattern online, dug out my little used sewing machine and visited my local fabric store. Having googled and you-tubed my way through the techniques needed to make that first quilt, I decided to sign up to a 'beginners' course at my local quilt shop.

A great teacher opened our eyes to the diverse and amazing world of patchwork and quilting, and that was it - I was hooked, and my obsession with fabric began! The best thing about the course was meeting fellow quilters (who despite my preconceptions weren't all retired!) including Kerry-Leigh, my partner in quilting crime! 

Now, one quilt and four UFO's later, a week without quilting is a bad week, visits to new places start with finding out whether there are fabric shops, and my fabric stash is threatening to take over our spare room!

I look forward to sharing my quilting adventures with like minded bloggers and quilting enthusiasts!

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