Monday, 28 November 2011

A Happy Win & Rainbow Charms

During Blogtoberfest I entered a giveaway 
at Everyone Deserves a Quilt *. My parcel from has Joanne arrived!
In it was some lovely fabric, a great pattern and these nifty binding clips.

Can't wait to try these clips - of course that means I actually have to make something that requires binding...

Thanks so much Joanne for picking me!

*if Australia ever decides to include a Bill of Rights  in the Constitution, I'm thinking this wording should be Right #1


I've joined another swap...a fabric sharing swap. 16 of us are a sending off 80 x 5" squares. The colours we were allocated are based on this colour wheel...
picture thieved from here
Here are fabrics I chose and am sending off to Sharon - Lillabelle Laneto sort and send me back a whole lotta charm goodness.
Tell me that you recognised my colours as violet, red-violet, red-orange, green and blue-green! I did spend a great deal of time choosing the fabric...just to get it completely right of  obsessing went on...ok maybe just a little!

Really, I can't believe how easy it was to slice and dice the required number of squares.
rainbow charm squares
I keep asking myself why can't I do this with fabric I already have?...and then create all those quilts that, in my imagination, I am furiously turning out?
Let's see what I can do when that package bursting with colour arrives and school holidays start...maybe a combination of time and effort might actually work!

thanks for taking a peek over the fence...


  1. great win.. I'll be interested to hear about the binding clips... I sent my charms off today.... it will be fun seeing what we get and what everyone makes...

  2. Oh those fabrics that you won are gorgeous. What a great giveaway. The clips look great.

  3. Congrats on your win! And by the way, we always ask ourselves why we can't use up our stash...but we have to keep buying new fabrics right?

  4. I picked up some of those clips as samples at the Quilt Market, and wondered, what on earth am I gonna use them for? Well, you know what? They are SUPER for "pinning" the binding back as I hand-sew it. WAAAAY easier than real stick pins, and NO MORE pin pricks! No blood on quilt, either! They are tiny, but they really are exactly the right size!

  5. Ohhh lovely colours all stacked up like that! Some very nice fabrics chosen. I do love that blue-green one and the violet, red-violet, red-orange, green hehehe I do love colours


Nice of you to take a peek over the fence. It's lovely to meet you. Do come in, have a cuppa and a chat. I will talk back...


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