Fresh Sewing Day And Small Blog Meet

So on the first of every month, here at, we have a linky party to show off anything you've made or worked on (or even fabric you've bought) during the previous month.  There is a second linky party to help small blogs meet and connect with other blogs.  You'll find a few new blogs to follow and hopefully build up the network around your blog and gain some new followers too.  
My favourite make this month was this quilt I made from all (or nearly all) of the prints Dashwood Studio have brought out in their first year of trading.  Quilted as always with Aurifil 50wt, my thread of choice!

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.


  1. first to link, first to comment, on the first of the month, well pinch me ;)

  2. lovely finish! Pretty to look at all those colors.

  3. I love that quilt!!! Thanks, as always, for hosting!

  4. Wonderful quilt - makes me happy just to look at on the screen - must be fabulous in person! But it also means I have to add one more to my "must make" list! :-)

  5. I love your color rainbow in this quilt!

  6. I love the way your quilt shades :) I would love to be a part of the small blog meet but not entirely sure what I should be doing! Being a bit thick this evening :(

  7. That quilt just makes me smile!

  8. Very pretty! Love all the colors together.

  9. Balance your spiritual energy and get in harmony with your soul by practicing these Radha-Krishna meditations.

    Sri Gita Govinda
    -A book written in the 12th century, this is a description of the intimate loving affairs of Radha and Krishna

    Govinda Lilamrta
    -An 400 year old book which poetically describes the eternal daily pastimes of Radha and Krishna

    Ananda Vrindavan Campu
    -This is probably the most poetic and intimate portrayal of Sri Krsna’s life in Vrndavana that has ever been written.

    Prayers of Service to Radha and Krishna (Sankalpa Kalpadruma)

    Prema Samputa The Treasure Chest of Love

    And the following four are taken from Visvanath Cakravarti's Camatkara Candrika, a 300 year old scripture that talks about the love meeting of Radha and Krishna:

    The Meeting in the Box

    The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Doctor

    The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Singer

    The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as Abhimanyu

    And lastly, we have a very amazing scripture which describes the 24 hour daily loving affairs of Radha and Krishna in Vrindavan, called Bhavanasara Sangraha. This book is now available on Amazon for Kindle, for only $3.49

    Here is a 41 page sample of Bhavanasara Sangraha:

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    Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with ISKCON in any way whatsoever. ISKCON, or "The Hare Krishna Movement" as it's popularily known, is a radical and extremist distortion of the original Radha and Krishna dharma from ancient India. The author of the above book Bhavanasara Sangraha is no longer affiliated with ISKCON either, having cut all ties to ISKCON a few years ago.

  10. Gorgeous way to display all the Dashwood fabrics!

    Thank you for hosting us!

  11. That would be a fun design for an I-spy quilt. Do you use Aurifil 50 wt for piecing as well? How big of a spool to get? and where do you get it from? thanks for the opportunity to link up.

  12. Thanks again for hosting the small blog meet and fresh sewing day!! Love this quilt! It would be a neat I Spy quilt... hmmm...!

  13. Great idea to have linky party for your followers! It does help a lot with initiating engagement and activity in your blog, and it also gives your bloggers a chance to meet each other and maybe connect with one another! The quilts look absolutely fabulous, and the colors jump out at you with a surprising vividness! I'd say this linky party was a success!

    Tommy Crowe @ Next Up Network


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