Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet

It's the first of the month again: Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog meet.  I managed to achieve precious little this month.  I made this block for Amy Badskirt - my final block in the Ringo Pie bee I found so difficult.  She asked for films, cameras, photos and I made this block since Amy so often takes photos of fabrics and Liberty fabrics are the perfect scale for this.  Thank you Katy for sharing your stash with me so generously.

Liberty film strip for Amy Badskirt

I made a patriotic pillow with Etchings wovens and may well make more since it is my favourite thing I've ever made.  It's what quilting is all about to me - faded fabrics which look as though they've been in the family for years and designs harking back to a long tradition of American quilting history.

Patriotic Pillow

I pieced my Dead Simple Quilt Palette top which will be quilted once I get my hands on some batting.

Dead Simple Quilt top pieced

And I've got a couple of Moda Bake Shop projects on the go using Malka's A Stitch in Color new line for Moda which I will show you as soon as they're finished and the tutorials go up on the MBS site.


So what did you make this month?  Link up at the bottom of this post to show me what you've been working on.  If you do link up, how about visiting at least four of the other blogs who link up - two above you and two below you - and stopping to leave a comment as well as visiting back anyone who visits you.  As always here's the button to grab:
Fresh Sewing Day
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And link up in the second linky if you are a blog with fewer than 50 followers and would like to get to know a few more people out there in blogland.  Write a post about this feature, add the button and then link up.

Small Blog Meet
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Next go and visit and get to know at least four other linked blogs - starting with the two above you in the linkys and the two below you. Visit those blogs, leave a comment, click to follow and visit that blog regularly over the next few weeks. Visit more if you have the time.  And also visit back any new bloggers who come to visit you and get to know them and their blogs.

30 comments:

  1. Lynne I love your quilt top its so lovely,the colours are great!

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  2. Oh some new projects for Moda - can't wait to see them and I know someone at home who will love them too ;o) - who's a clever girl then
    I simply love that Etchings fabric range - I see some lovely patterns using Jennys shaped piecing with this and bold solids

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  3. Can't wait to see your MBS projects and I love your flag cushion and film block more every time I see them (which is hard because I thought they were brilliant on first sight!) - have a good November!

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  4. Love your patriotic cushion and DS quilt top. Gorgeous colour palette! Will be back in an hour to blog hop but have to fit in (only thing I can fit in) a quick visit to the gym!

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  5. All those projects are divine. Love the new A Stitch in Colour. Waiting breathlessly to see what you have made from this collection.

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  6. That's quite a busy month, but a very colourful one! Look forward to seeing your MBS makes :)

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  7. Love the quilt top! It's great when you put the months work together it looks like such a cohesive collection ;)

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  8. Love that cushion. And that film block is just too cool for quilting school!

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  9. Lovely work as usual. I especially love that film block, I wonder if you might make a pattern or tutorial - it too would make a lovely pillow for the TV/movie/family room? Thanks for setting up the monthly link.

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  10. wow - your filmstrip block is amazing - and your pillow - really, really cool! You have such a great fabric sense.

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  11. Can`t wait to see your new project and all the projects you have done are absolutely wonderful!!

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  12. I love the colors in your Dead Simple quilt! :)

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  13. How did you manage to get some of Malka's new fabric??? I can't wait till it gets to the UK!!

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  14. I am so jealous that you have Malka's new fabric. I have been drooling over that line for months now. I can hardly wait for it to come out.

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  15. It seems to me that you have had a very productive and busy month! I love the 'film strip' at the top - so clever.

    Pomona x

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  16. Your dead simple quilt top is lovely! :)

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  17. oooh, looking forward to seeing your MBS tutorials. love the film block

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  18. The block with film-theme is fantastic!!

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  19. Great work!
    I like the quilt top!

    suzy

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  20. oooh looking forward to more Bake-shopping!

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  21. Lynne you may feel like you did little - but I love all your October pieces. Especially that pillow. To die for! Now it is November and I feel the holiday crush. You?

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  22. Thanks for doing this Lynne. I look forward to the first of the month to see what you created, but also to reflect on what I created. And, I really enjoy that pillow. It is so classic yet also so modern.

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  23. Oh I absolutely love that film block!

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  24. Wow have you been busy!!! Love your fun projects - and I'm always very grateful to get to link up. Thanks Lily!

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  25. I love your pillow! I want one! Thanks for hosting the small blog meet! I met some great bloggers last month, so I hope I meet some more this time!

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  26. You've been a lot busier than you think Lynne! The Dead Simple Quilt top is looking wonderful, and your filmstrip block is really clever too. Hope the moda plotting is going well :-)

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  27. Love the film strip..and your dead simple...and the pillow! ACk, so much to love!

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  28. Love the film strip block and the pillow.

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  29. Thank you for posting the small blog meet, that's so nice of you to help out small & beginning bloggers. I am in love with your patriotic pillow. Are you planning a tutorial for this one? I was just told I am a no reply blogger, hopefully I can figure out how to change this. Thanks again & I love your blog!! January T

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  30. Your film block is amazing!!! Thanks for hosting. I'm not eligible to join in with the Small Blog Meet this month, as last month's meet took me over 50. Thanks. The people that frequent your blog are very friendly and welcoming.

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