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Monday, November 28, 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


RAINBOW CHARM SWAP

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.
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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 course...no  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...

5 comments:

  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...
    Hugz

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

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  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?

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  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!

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  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

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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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