About me

Hello, I'm Adrianne.  Welcome to my blog.

I live in Wellington, New Zealand (it might be famously windy, but you really can't beat Wellington on a good day). By day, I am a lawyer, and in my spare time, I quilt. I live with my sister and my two little devil cats, Ivy and Ralph. My sister thinks my quilting addiction is insane but my cats love it. I also enjoy gardening but am held back by my ridiculous phobia of snails.  If you are really keen, you can read all sorts of random factoids about me here

Some lawyer words (I can't resist): the views expressed in this blog are my personal opinions and not those of my employer. 

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I hope you enjoy looking around!


The back of my head is much more photogenic than the front

16 comments:

Jenny said...

Hi Adrianne

Just found your blog on Quilting Bloggers and wondered if you were from windy Wellington when I read your blog name. Hi from Upper Hutt!

Cat said...

Hi Adrianne thanks for stopping by my blog :) I'm in love with your makes - in my pre Mummy days I was a Legal Executive so have just had a wee giggle at your "Lawyer" words
Cat

Zoe said...

What a fun blog! Just found it while searching for an equilateral triangle tutorial - yours was very helpful. And now I will be reading the rest of your blog just for fun! :)

The Glass Collector said...

Adrienne,
Nice to see professional ladies can lead a creative life as well. I am a family doctor and recently learned to quilt, and LOVE it. Your blog is great inspiration. Thanks.
Scarlet
theglasscollector.blogspot.com

Kelly Warriner-Simpson said...

Hi Adrienne, fellow Wellington guild member here - found you by accident!

Congrats on the Fat Quarterly publication.
Cheers,
Kelly

Dominique said...

Hi Adrianne, I just discovered your blog. I love, love, love all your projects, very bright and colourful. Cheers from Nova Scotia, Canada
Dominique

Caroline O'Reilly said...

Hi Adrianne.

I'm based in Wellington and just done the top of a quilt. Now wondering how I go about fixing the batting and the backing to the top using just a domestic sewing machine. It's a large queen! Any tips on where I can find a long arm machine to hire or doing it on the domestic? Rather terrified I am going to mess the whole thing up.

Adrianne said...

Hi Caroline - you are a no-reply blogger so I can't reply by email like I normally would. Congratulations on your first quilt top! If you want someone to quilt it for you, I have had Sue Burnett quilt several quilts for me and have always been very pleased with her work. Her website is http://www.suebsquilting.co.nz. I'm not aware of anyone in Wellington who will hire our their long-arm machine for you to use - if you find someone, please let me know! If you want to do this quilting yourself, there are HEAPS on tutorials and tips out there on preparing a quilt for quilting (basting) and doing the quilting itself. It's totally achievable to quilt a large queen size quilt on a domestic machine, but I would not recommend you quilt something that large as your first attempt at quilting. Maybe make another (smaller, like baby sized) quilt top and quilt that first! Hope that helps!

lindsey said...

Hello Adrienne - it is such a pleasure to read your blog as I am a keen quilter in the UK and my daughter has moved to NZ (Whitby near Wellington). Best wishes from a cold and windy Northern Ireland.

BradsBest said...

Just found your blog searching for ways to trim points on equilateral triangles. I really like the way you put together colors and focus on clean lines and shapes to get striking results. I'm definitely going to start following...

Bonded to Me said...

Greetings from California !
I just found your blog wandering around on the web. I am a new quilter having recently had to re-invent myself after 30 years of marriage and kids. Now I live with beautiful Bernese Mountain Dogs and 2 cats. I sew for sanity and love shopping for fabric. I enjoy cooking, reading, travel and am an avid gardner - but I HATE snails too.
Nice work you are doing....
Pamela

Cindy Weaver said...

I followed you on bloglovin!

Marj said...

I found your blog through another blog that I follow, "What Comes Next?". I plan to participate in the Finish-along. Thanks for all the incentives.

Tilkunviilaaja said...

Thank you for The Cat words of wisdom! I like your quilts, too. Greetings from the other side of the globe!

Debbie Day said...

Great blog. Have been wondering (forever) whether to begin a blog or whether Instagram would be a better option. Any advice ??

Unknown said...

I have enjoyed your blog and would like to participate in the Q4 finishes but am not very computer literate and will have to have a grandchild help me. don't have a blog but do have facebook. Thanks for sharing your beautiful stitches.