Sunday, June 21, 2015

Week #25: Quilter #25 Angie Wilson (GnomeAngel)

Hello! Hello! 

My name is Angie Wilson and I blog at It's my own little virtual home that's filled with tales of quilting, baking and life in the capital of Australia, Canberra (not Sydney!). 

I've been sewing now for just over 3 years. Sewing isn't something that comes naturally to me. In fact, I failed Home Economics so fabulously that I think my Home Ec teacher probably still has nightmares over it. 

She's A Rainbow
If you were to ask me 4 years ago if I was in to sewing I would have laughed heartily in your general direction. This is not something I ever thought I would end up doing, but I now can't go a day without doing something sewing related. 

My primary outlet is patchwork, although I've been known to make a bag or two in my day. I avoid sewing clothes, but deep down it's something I really wish I could do. I've only ever quilted mini quilts, and only a few of those. But I'm growing in quilting confidence and it's a goal of mine to have a longarm of my own one day. 

The Feather Beast; Slayed
Sewing keeps me sane. I've realised that having a creative outlet is the key to a happy life for me. I just can't get enough of mixing all the amazing colours, patterns and fabrics that are out there in the world. 

I'm not sure what my style is, but I tend to work a lot with bold, highly saturated colours. I am known for having fun with fussy cutting, although I'm no where near as skilled with it as some people out there. I love graphic quilts and I dream of one day being able to do a "subtle" quilt. I've also never found a rainbow that I didn't love. 

Fat Bottom Girls Mini Quilt
I consider myself to be the Jon Snow of quilting; I know nothing. I'm learning every day and it's one of the things that I love about the craft. I am in pursuit of craftsmanship. Nothing makes me happier than seeing points line up. 

When I'm not sewing I'm hanging out with my amazing Husband and cheeky little 3 year old Son. We have a beagle called George and she's just a walking food disposal unit really... I work a day job for the Australian Public Service in their IT Department. I've been known to spend a weekend playing World of Warcraft, reading too much or binge watching crappy reality television. 

Bob & Hazel Hedgehog Quilt
This week I'm off to Bendigo (a regional town in Victoria) to host a Meet Up at Craft Alive. It's the first time Craft Alive have hosted an event like this and I'm so excited to be going and to be hosting! I'm really excited to be sharing my road trip (it's 7 hours from Canberra to Bendigo) and all the hi-jinx that I'll be getting up to.  

If you'd like to virtually stalk me you can find me in the following places: Blog | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest 

Post by Angie Wilson - Week #25: 
Angie is a passionate Australian quilter who loves fabric the way that Carrie Bradshaw loved shoes. She's got a weakness for trashy television, processed sugar and hugs from her boys. Follow her on Instagram @gnomeangel) or visit her website website to find out more.

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