Before I get started on the finishes I really must say a couple of big thank yous for some lovely surprises this month.
First, this great bag that Jen aka Glinda Quilts made for my little girl. Isn’t it gorgeous? I happened to mention she liked one of the fabrics and in super fast time the bag was waiting for me my daughter complete with said fabric.
This was another hit with little O and as she’s just started dance classes it’s perfect for her kit. So thanks very much Jen!
Then, on top of this, today I checked my emails to find that…..shock of all shocks….I’d won a giveaway! Seriously I have never won anything in my life, but thanks to the lovely Teje @ Nero’s Post and Patch that’s changed…yipee!
I’m almost past the halfway mark with these now which makes me happy!
Will be posting the next lot pretty quickly (as yet again I am behind) I just haven’t quite finished them yet.
These new ones are my favourites for a while….I think..I probably say that every time!! Anyway as a batch I love these colours together ……in fact one of the things I’ve loved most of all about making these millions of blocks is that I’m constantly finding new fabric and colour combinations to make me drool.
As I’m halfway (nearly) it’s about time for a recap…….favourites so far must be…….
kona salmon, essex linen in black, timeless treasures raindrops in yellow and some kind of low volume white (in this case Indian Summer)
This is a quick one, but I just wanted to show you where I’m up to with the constellations quilt and ask for some suggestions. Before anything else I must say that it’s totally inspired by this AMAZING quilt at … Continue reading →
This one has certainly been a long, long, long time coming.
Although I’ve thrown in a couple of pics here and there I just haven’t had time to write a full post until today….. the day I finally finished, woo hoo!
Here’s a bit of background ………
Before the summer happened my mum mentioned that she might like me to make her a couple of new cushions. I’m not quite sure how serious about this she really was, but after some badgering and persistent pulling out of the fabrics and ‘pillow pop’ she came round.
Just thought I’d share a few more fabrics with you.
First up some solids/low volumes to plump out my pitiful stash. At the top we have some Kaffe Fassett shot cottons (currently in the sale at M is for Make). The blue dotty one is Midnight Sky by Steffie Broccoli for Cloud 9..love it…especially next to the Kona Wasabi, which I think is a new favourite of mine! The ones at the bottom are quilter’s linen in grey, white and midnight (can you see a theme here?), sketch in charcoal and some essex linen in flax.
Three more blocks for today. I can’t say I was looking forward to making these….all those itty bitty squares, super seams and predictable wonkiness.
Two of them lived up to expectations, only just making it to the 6.5″ mark, but amazingly #40 (the one I most dreaded) worked out especially well….yipee!!
It was a pure fluke, but as Gina mentions on Sew Sweetness the Kaffe shot cotton really helps to reduce bulky seams as it’s super sheer…..must make a note of that! Even if you aren’t sewing along if you make any of these blocks you really should check out the site as it is packed with helpful hints for each block.