Monday, 8 December 2014

Giveaway Day!

.: Giveaway now CLOSED :.
Congratulations to the winner - Cath! I have emailed you :)

Yay it’s giveaway day! So fun – so many blogs to visit – so many giveaways to enter! So thanks for stopping by here!
Let’s keep it short and sweet as there’s plenty to see and do during Giveaway Day.
Short: I’m Kristy and I love to paper piece. That is all.

Okay maybe a little longer – I do love to foundation piece and I also design paper pieced patterns – you can find them in my Craftsy shop (see the Craftlet on the right for a quick look at my patterns). I have a BoM coming up next year which I’m a bit excited about. I will be announcing more about that later.

I’m also one third of the Make Modern team – a new digital modern quilting magazine which we’re very passionate about! We also have a fab giveaway over on the MM blog you might like to check out too.

Now for the sweet. Up for grabs for giveaway day is this sweet charm pack of Odds and Ends by Cosmo Cricket. There are some seriously cute text prints in this charm pack and the lovely subdued colours we all love from Cosmo Cricket.


All you need to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment. Need an idea for what sort of comment to leave? Let’s go with: What’s your favourite sort of project to sew? Too easy.

You can gain extra entries by doing the following:
* follow my blog
* follow me on Instagram (@quietplay).

Just make sure you leave me –separate- comments saying how you follow me or your IG name. So a total of three possible chances for three separate comments.

Giveaway closes Saturday 8am Aussie time (that’s still Friday for our northern hemisphere friends) and I will email the winner. That’s all folks. Happy blog hopping and good luck!

Monday, 1 December 2014

Pattern Sale!

 Hey lovely quilters!

Can I just stop here and say a massive thank you to each and every one of you that has bought or downloaded one of my patterns? I have just hit 75 000 downloads (paid + free) in my Craftsy shop! That’s right – 75 000. Whoa. My LEGO Star Wars patterns have certainly helped with that hehe!

Unfortunately Craftsy doesn’t allow for coupon codes to be used so I can’t just give you a discount coupon to go crazy with (sad, I know). Instead I have marked down the top ten patterns from my store. They are all 20% off! If you would desperately like a different pattern or bundle with a discount, then please email me and I will invoice you directly with the discount and email you the pattern upon payment. You can go shopping here! (affiliate link because fabric money is important to a gal Winking smile )

Top 10 Store Patterns for Quiet Play

Happy shopping and sewing my friends! Oh and stay tuned… I will be announcing next year’s BoM all official-like soon! Smile

Monday, 24 November 2014

Going Geometric

Of late I’ve really been crushing on geometric designs. There’s just something about them – especially when done in shades of one colour. They just make me want to design and sew all the things!

So when I started stalking my partner for the Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt swap… the geometric animal idea was sort of there in the back of my mind. I was tempted to do a bird because well, I love birds. But let’s be honest, that would have been more for me than for my partner! So I settled on a bear. So secret partner – this was designed just for you!


Here’s the block I made. Obviously I still need to make it into the mini quilt but I was a bit excited and wanted to share my progress. I used 7 different shades of  blue. I think the hardest part was trying not to have the same in sections next to each other.

Don’t be surprised if you start seeing a few more geometric patterns popping up in the near future. I’m a bit addicted. But in the meantime, for those who’ve been asking for the bear pattern, I’ve listed it in my Craftsy shop!
Geo Bear

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 10

.: Giveaway now closed! Thanks everyone! :.

Hello quilty types! It’s my day for the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Hop! And it’s a biggie. This is the tenth edition of the 100 blocks magazine – I’m not great on maths but pretty sure that makes like 1000 awesome blocks over the past few years. And I have contributed 3 of those!  Yay!

So my most recent contribution is of course… paper pieced! I decided to go with a little cottage this time. It’s perfect for a little bit of fussy cutting! You know I can’t resist fussy cutting!

Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Volume 10 Little Cottage by Kristy Lea

The block is #923 and is called “Little Cottage”. Can’t beat that for an original title hey? Afraid my creativity goes into the patterns and fabric choices and there’s not much leftover when it comes to naming my patterns ;) If you're a paper piecing fanatic like me, I have a bunch of other patterns - both free and for purchase. Pop over and have a look at my Craftsy shop!


There are some amazing blocks in this edition – you won’t want to miss it. Oh but hey, how about a giveaway? The fabulous folks at Quiltmaker are offering a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks vol. 10 for each stop on the blog hop. So enter my giveaway then go enter all the other ones! Or just pop by your local newsagent and pick up a copy if you’re a little impatient (I get that!). Oh and did you know you can get a digital version? Cool right? Nothing like being able to shop in your pyjamas! Or maybe that’s just me.

Erm so how to enter the giveaway? Easy! Just leave me a comment. Any comment will do but if you need a suggestion, I always like ideas for new block designs.

What would you like to see paper pieced style?
Leave a comment before 23rd November to enter. Good luck and happy blog hopping!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Fly By Night Pincushion

 I wanted to share a little project I made for Issue Two of Make Modern. Because it’s paper piecing. And well, really. I shouldn’t need to say any more than that. We all know paper piecing is fun and awesome, right?! (Nod and agree, even those of you who may still have doubts).

So I’m kind of loving arrows right now. I have a larger paper pieced arrow block in my shop, and one day I thought hmm, how cool would that be to remake as a teeny tiny block for a pincushion? Because that’s how my brain works. Paper piecing is awesome. Teeny paper piecing is omgoutofthisworldawesome. True fact.


Let me tell you friends, this was itty bitty. The pincushion measures 2.5” x 4.5”. Yay teeny! And really – let me assure you. Tiny paper piecing isn’t that much harder than regular paper piecing. The unpicking may be a different story, but try not to make mistakes then you don’t have to unpick. How’s that for a solution? :)

So my friends, this is just one of the projects in Issue Two of Make Modern. But there are some seriously awesome, stunning and amazing projects to be found too!  Not to mention the awesome articles. Here’s a little glimpse.

MM Issue Two Collage

Make Modern is all digital too so if you’d love to get your hands on a copy, you can just swing by the Make Modern shop and download it straight away. No waiting to get making! Woohoo!
Happy sewing my friends!

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Sew Kitschy Round-up + let’s talk BoMs

 Hard to believe that Sew Kitschy is done! Doesn’t the time fly. I have absolutely loved seeing your Sew Kitschy blocks, your fabric choices and the way you have made your blocks your own. So many happy Betty’s in gorgeous kitchens all over the place! I hope you enjoyed the BoM and well done those who made it right through to the end with that last tricky block!


I thought it might be fun to see what everyone has done with their blocks – whether they have been put together into a big wallhanging or used as single little projects. So I’ve added a linky party to the end of this post for you to share your projects. It’ll be open til the end of the year so plenty of time to share! Thanks everyone who was a part of the BoM this year!

So… what next? I am wondering about a BoM for next year. I thought I’d post here and gauge interest. We’ve had a sewing theme one in 2013 (And Sew On) and the retro kitchen themed Sew Kitschy this year. But I can’t decide on a theme. So feel free to throw suggestions my way. I can’t guarantee at this stage whether a BoM will be definite for next year – it depends on time and inspiration, but it’s definitely on my “maybe” list! So drop me a line and let me know your thoughts!

In the meantime don’t forget to link up your finished Sew Kitschy projects!

Happy sewing friends!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Pattern Bundle Sale!

Hello quilty types!

I know I've been rather quiet of late. It has been a busy time with homeschooling (yes it's going beautifully and I feel like we really made the right decision!) and working towards Issue 2 of Make Modern (due out on 1st November and shaping up to be rather awesome!).

So I decided to do a bit of a sale. Now unfortunately I can't just offer a coupon and send you to go crazy on pattern buying. Craftsy doesn't do coupons (yet?!). But instead I have gone and marked down all the pattern bundles. Previously they were $10, now down to $7.50. And the Just My Type pattern bundles are down to $5.00.  Bargain! ;)
You can find the patterns all listed in my Craftsy shop with discounts already applied.

Happy sewing my friends!