Saturday, 7 August 2010

Some new blocks

It's been a bit of a go slow round here with summer holidays, four kids at home and a dodgy finger (which is mending fast) but I have managed to make a few blocks, well three.
I've added one more hexagon star to the meagre pile of six.  They're made from Tanya Whelan's dolce from Saints & Pinners.
Tanya Whelan Dolce EPP hexagon stars
Then I made two blocks for Amber who is making a quilt for her sister in law.  Which sounds OK until you get the link to her SIL's website and it turns out she's some uber cool Hawaiin guitar musician, young and hip and fabulous.  And I'm a middle aged housewife who wears smart jeans and a nice jumper from Marks & Spencers and likes an early night and a nice cup of tea.  So a little bit intimidating but here they are anyway.  
The second one was made using Victoria Bumble Beans waverunner tutorial which is a lot of fun.  The patterned fabric on the right is a Prints Charming print which I can't seem to find online so, if anyone has some unwanted in their stash and would like to sell it or sees some in their LQS please let me know.  I totally fell in love with it and was tempted not to make the second block just so I could keep it - well I'm kidding of course - but I wish I had.  Still kidding(ish).

16 comments:

  1. You might get some directly from them on their website (http://www.printscharming.com.au/) but I don't remember seeing that print in that colourway. Worth an email at least...

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  2. Love the wonky blocks, so different.
    Gillx

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  3. No worries! Your blocks for Amber are pretty cool. She'll like them.

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  4. Wow I love the hexagon star blocks, they are soo cool! Hope finger nearly mended!

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  5. Lynne I have that pattern in the Prints charming .. but I don't have the black colorway .. I don't think that I have ever seen the black before ... Let me know if yu fancy it .. Gwen

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  6. Love those hexagon stars... I used to think I didn't like stars... but I think DQS9 has changed that. :)

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  7. Ooh I love these especially the Dolce hexagons. I am finally catching up on what everyone is doing in blogland after a crazy few weeks (I had 450 unread blog posts!). I saw your comment on FQ re retreats and I have 2 bits of advice 1. Do it 2. Invite me!!!

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  8. lovely blocks! all of them pop with color and are very eye-catching!

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  9. I love all your blocks especially the 'funky' ones! And, amazingly, I think I might have some of that fabric but it might be in a slightly different colourway. As you know I never know what they are called/who made them but I bought it in New York last year and I am sure I have enough to share with you - I will dig it out and take a photo and email it to you. If you want some we could do a swap!

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  10. These blocks are very beautiful Lynn!!! Love them

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  11. The girls at Prints Charming are really great, I pop in a couple of times a year and they couldn't be more lovely....just e-mail them...if they've got time they'll print you some off in whichever colourway you want.

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  12. Those hexagon stars are coming along nicely, unlike my diamond which are abandoned for more (far easier) hexies!
    Ps "And I'm a middle aged housewife ...", you really crack me up! Off to make a nice cup of tea myself.

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  13. They're gorgeous. and well done you, I haven't had the courage yet to cut into my Dolce from Saints and Pinners.

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  14. Cool blocks! I really like the star ones! You are making me want to start a new quilt!

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  15. My LQS has lots of Prints Charming, I will have a look to see if they've got some of that one and let you know.

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