Sunday, 28 April 2013

Running with Scissors...

Sometimes the fun I have with sewing just makes me smile inside and out...

Who'd have thought a pair of scissors could be this much fun?

Paper piecing along with Kristy @QuietPlay's "And-Sew-On BOM" This pattern is free till the end of April.
May's block is not too far away either.
My January and February blocks are here...March is still on the cutting board...oops!

thanks for taking a peek over the fence...

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Mini Made

I finished up this mini quilt for the DSDQ swap#4 while I was at the GWSMQG Sunday Sewalong.
I've used Flea Market Fancy in this quilt and at the guild meeting, I got a good look at Sheridan's original FMF stash, to compare colours and see first hand those lovely prints that didn't make the reprint.
The solid is Kona Ash.

I made a single fold binding and machine sewed it down. I'm getting much better...I only missed two corners...easily and neatly fixed though!

I have one sad little reject block - I forgot to leave a 1/4" seam allowance along the diagonal,

so I am going to make that into a potholder today (I knew that Insul-Bright I bought all those years ago would eventually get a run) and I can use Leona's timely "insertion strip" tutorial

Hope your Tuesday is full of sewing...

thanks for taking a peek over the fence...

Monday, 1 April 2013

Better than Chocolate…

Two very nice surprises in the last two days...

This book has come into my possession, via a win from the StitchThis! blog anniversary giveaway
Martingale - Large-Block Quilts (Print version + eBook bundle)
photo credit Shop Martingale
It is an eBook so I was able to download it instantly…and it has some great quilt ideas for jellyroll and charm pack precuts! It was such an easy and quick process and so very, very tempting to browse their other titles...restraint is called for!

Then there is this lovely bundle of goodness
Plethora of Pinata's prize pack
photo credit Plethora of Pinata's

it will be coming my way…courtesy of Caitlin from Plethora of Pinatas.
It was her first blog anniversary give away and I was the lucky winner...

Yep...I'm very happy to pass on the chocolate this year.

thanks for taking a peek over the fence...


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