Friday, 27 August 2010

Sign Ups have opened for the Scrappy Pincushion Swap

This is a really quick, fun and easy swap over on Flickr.  Follow this link to sign up.  You are paired with a secret partner (i.e. you do not know who is making for you) and you post sneak peeks of the pincushion you are making for everyone to comment on and pray that it's theirs.  If you haven't taken the plunge into flickr swaps before, this is a great place to start.

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).

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Rosemarie's Blocks

When I had the dolce giveaway, one entry did catch my eye which was from Emedoodle who said she would use the fabrics to make a quilt for hew neice who has cancer.
Then last night, on the Flickr page for Erick's quilt, Emedoodle left a comment asking whether there would be any leftover blocks for her to make a quilt for her neice.  So I flickrmailed her suggesting we start a quilt for Rosemarie - after all a four year old girl might not want blue and grey blocks on her quilt.  When I got up this morning, Emedoodle had already started the Flickr group asking for 9" pink / purple cross or square in square blocks to make Rosemarie a quilt.  Here is her blog post and here is the flickr link if anyone wants to join in.  I made these two little Kokeshi lady blocks who have very politely left their shoes at the front door.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Giveaway at Simply Solids

As many of you know, Mandy from Simply Solids (UK's premier online Kona solids retailer) is my real life friend and lives in the same village as me.  I popped in for a cup of tea there the other morning and came away with a Moda scrap bag full of jelly roll selvedge strips of Fig Tree's Breakfast at Tiffany's line. 
I had always though that scrap bags were a way of spending money on stuff other people didn't want - but not the Moda scrap bags.  You get about 30 selvedge strips between about 2" and 4" wide of just one line of Moda fabric - at £12.50 this is a bargain.  And, if you spend £15 at Simply Solids, you also get free postage in the UK.  And now Mandy has decided to give one of these scrap bags away to one lucky reader of her blog so head over there and enter for your chance to win of these scrap bags.

Monday, 2 August 2010