Saturday, 1 February 2014

Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet

And so it's the first of February and time to see what we've all been working on in January.  Link up at the bottom of this post in the fresh sewing day linky with this month's highlights.  And don't forget, if you're a smaller blog looking to connect with more quilt bloggers and grow your following, link up also with the small blog meet linky down below.  My favourite project this month BY A MILE is the scrappy quilt I made for the Scraps Issue of Fat Quarterly which is out this week.  Actually quick to make because all those HSTs are paper pieced in sets of sixteen.  I called it the Cowboy Star quilt - although made with modern fabrics, this quilt has a very traditional feel to me and conjured up images for me of the pioneers crossing the great plains.


And what about you?  What have you worked on this month?  Any finishes?  Maybe a mosaic of everything you've been doing?  One favourite thing?  Link up at the bottom of this post to share 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.
Lily's Quilts
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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 this button and then link up.
Lily's Quilts
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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.

17 comments:

  1. I do love that quilt! Not sure I have the patience to make it though...

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  2. Brilliant take on an old-fashioned theme!

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  3. It's a stunning quilt. Those coloured HSTs just pop!

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  4. Beautiful quilt; I love the big bold star. You certainly can't miss it.

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  5. I love your quilt, and I see the western reference. It reminds me of the Navaho blanket on my sofa. I live on the great plains that the pioneers crossed, and the cowboy theme is large here.

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  6. wow, love your star!! It looks very complicated!! Thanks for this great link up, glad I found it!!

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  7. I love this quilt too. It's gorgeous.

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  8. Beautiful quilt, the pattern is very effective, thank you for the link up. Off to read some more blogs.

    Peg x

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  9. How you manage to avoid the temptation of Bargain Booze for long enough to fit in making such beauties, I will never know!

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  10. Oh Lynne that quilt is just fantastic! I can't tell you how much I love it. You are too talented :-))

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  11. THANK YOU for the small blog link up. I have enjoyed going thru the links to find new interesting blogs. NONNIE QUILTING DREAMS

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  12. I am partial to scraps and stars, so this is perfection to my eyes. Lovely!

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  13. Stunning quilt, but that is an awful lot of HST's!!!

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