Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet

Happy New Year to all of you!  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 project this month was this Anna Maria Horner Pretty Potent quilt and pillow for the December edition of Love Patchwork and Quilting.  

The quilt was randomly pieced with all the colours and prints thrown together in as big a mess as possible.  I've never done a quilt like this and Anna Maria Horner seemed the best place to start for this kind of design.  It's not for the faint hearted but I love how it came out.  

I kept the accompanying pillow pretty simple using the same print as I'd used on the binding for the centre of the pillow to tie the two together.

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 - a brand shiny new one this month to reflect the new blog header!
Fresh Sewing Day

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.  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.
Small Blog Meet




  1. Happy new year Lynne to you and your family!
    I love that Pretty Potent quilt, I think that might be my favourite AMH line!

  2. Happy new year!! I love the quilt and the simple cushion is beautiful! It's totally making me crave some pretty potent!

  3. Beautiful quilt and pillow - congrats on the feature. Best to you and yours in this new year!

  4. All the best to you and yours for the New Year. Thank you for the inspiration, encouragement and support over this last year too.

  5. Happy New Year - wishing you all the best in 2015. Thanks for continuing to be a wonderful resource for sharing creativity and inspiration.

  6. Happy New Year! I love the simplicity of the cushion with the quilt, a great match.

  7. Thank you for the opportunity to share my new blog - love the quilt too!

  8. visited them all ... what fun!

  9. LOVE that AMH quilt! Please do more of this sort of thing as you are clearly really good at it!! And amazingly I remembered to add a link :)


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