The weeks in our summer vacation are flying by! With less than a month until school is back in session – I’m doing my best to soak up as much time with the kiddos as possible! I hope you have some plans for the weekend!
Today’s feature is Kristy from Quilt Play. Kristy is an Australian blogger and quilter who loves to paper piece! I hope you enjoy getting to know Kristy and her quilts better —
1. When did you begin quilting?

I started quilting late 2010. It was something I had always wanted to try and I’d always loved all the pretty fabrics at the craft shop. Once I started, I found I was hooked. One of my earliest projects was foundation pieced and the love affair really started there.

LEGO star Wars quilt

2. Why do you quilt?

Quilting is my creative outlet – it feeds my soul. I need that bit of creativity to keep me sane some days! I love being able to come up with a design and then translate it into fabric and have a finished product that (usually!) resembles my original idea.

3. What is your favourite quilting tip?
Don’t be scared to try new techniques. Just dive in and do it. Don’t write something off as being too hard, give it a try!
geo sewing machine by quietplay
4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt? (photo above)
I’m seriously crushing on geometric designs at the moment. I wanted to come up with something special for my swap partner for the Alison Glass Mini Quilt Swap. Something about pairing a vintage sewing machine with a modern geometric design really appealed to me.

Unicorn by Quiet play
5. Do you sew other things?
I mainly stick to quilts and cushions. I’ve made the odd bag here and there and I think a grand total of 3 dresses for my daughter. But quilts are my first love.
Interlocked by Kristy Lea
6. Anything else?
I love to quilt but my heart belongs to paper piecing. I love when my designs inspire people to try paper piecing for the first time – and even better if they become hooked on the technique! It’s such a great tool to have in your quilty belt. I sell my foundation pieced patterns at payhip.com/quietplay. I’m also coming towards the end of my third paper pieced BoM running on my much neglected blog (quietplay.blogspot.com.au). These days I tend to be more active on Instagram (@quietplay) than on my blog, though it’s always updated for the BoM!

I’m also one third of the team behind Make Modern magazine (www.makemodern.com.au  @makemodernmagazine on IG) which is a pretty amazing thing to be a part of. To be able to talk quilting and design as part of your job is pretty special!
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Thanks for sharing Kristy! I love to paper piece too, and love having it as an option – I think chain piecing will always be my favorite though!
Have a great weekend everyone –
Amy