Happy April Fool's Day, the date on which I started my blog two years ago. There have been lots and lots and lots of highlights of quilting and blogging. First and foremost the friends I have made, both online and in real life, both here in the UK and all around the world, people who share the passion and don't think I'm a loser for being a quilter. Second the joy of sewing, quilting, making, crafting - making something to keep my kids warm when they're watching tv on the sofa on a Saturday morning. Third has been joining the Fat Quarterly team - that still makes me feel like I won the X Factor. But this week has probably been one of the best ever on the blog because of the serendipitous meeting last weekend with my sister's friend who told me about Siblings Together. Your fabulous response to my request for your help to provide quilts for summer camps for siblings separated by the care system has made my day, week, month and year.
But I still need to show a photo of something I've made and today it is the turn of the final part of my three-part foundation paper piecing workshop for the Fat Quarterly retreat in London in June. It's a complete re-design and re-scaling of the double circle of flying geese block - a lovely big 20" and pieced completely differently. For anyone not going to London, the pattern for this will appear in the special retreat issue of Fat Quarterly, available free to all attendees and to buy for everyone else. Once again I used Curio and Etchings for this pillow for a lovely vintagey feel.
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:
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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.