Saturday, April 21, 2012

FNSI show and tell

Yesterday, I had a wonderful day ;-)

First up, the day started with a quick sweep, mop and vacuum; kitchen sink nice and shiny ;-) now with the chores out of the way, I could sew to my heart's content ;-)

The postie delivered some squishie joy this morning ;-)

The above goodies from Carol for April Fat Quarter Swap - thank you so much for the extras ;-)

See my other post about Fat Quarters received in the Fat Quarter Swap group HERE

The choccies came in handy for the obligatory FNSI preparation - Step 1 - Drinkies (Bubbly & Orange Juice) and choccies ;-)

See what I am putting my tools on?  That is the potholder I received in the CraftMad Potholder swap from Lauren - it was far too nice to get all dirty using it as a potholder ;-)  now I can see it every time I am sewing and admire it's beauty.  Better pics HERE

The postie also delivered this

from Busy Thimbles - Moda Old Primrose Inn. - their recent newsletter offered free postage for a short time, so I went to the site to have a look see - this layer cake was on special and so was some yardage ;-)

Now onto my To Do List .................

CraftMad Ugly item for Mandy
CraftMad 3 dudes jelly roll block for Kelly
CraftMad 3 dudes jelly roll block for Mandy
CraftMad 3 dudes jelly roll block for Merry
Cushion cover for Our Craft Forum Swap #10

First up - ugly item for Mandy as part of our CraftMad sewing swap

We had to pick an ugly fabric and make something with it - this was much harder than it seemed ;-( I picked this fabric, as it was not my most favourite colour scheme - I got it as a bulk lot from somewhere ;-) It is beautiful Lecien fabric, but the pictures did not really represent what I was buying - live and learn ;-)

Next up the 3 dudes jelly roll block (Let's strip it) this was part of our CraftMad Family Quilt block swap.

for Kelly

for Mandy

for Merry

I love how this block comes together and how many different effects can be created with this procedure. These blocks finish at 9 1/2" and could be a good candidate for Block Lotto in the future ;-)

I finished off my cushion cover for Our Craft Forum Swap #10 for TrishJ
here is a tease photo
this will be in the mail on Monday ;-)

this is the gorgeous cover I received from TrishJ
thanks so much TrishJ - will get a better insert for it and use it while I am sewing ;-)

I also did a little re-arranging of my Fat Quarters - I am getting a lovely collection together now ;-)

I am buying a clear storage container every two weeks to help store my fabrics - the latest one is for my Christmas Fabrics.

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.


  1. I love the layer cake that you purchased and cant wait to see what you make with it. I store all my FQ's in large tubs too, I have 3 full now, and lots of smaller ones for all the scraps sorted by colour. It does make it easier when you need to find something.

  2. Oh you certainly do have a lovely collection of fat quarters there Cathy. Love all your work that you did on Friday night......especially the block coming my way. The fabrics are so lovely.

  3. Great FNSI accomplishments! Gorgeous blocks!

  4. What progress you made! VERY nice - I love the Jelly Roll quilt block. I too used my jelly roll for some quilt blocks, but really love yours.

  5. Hi Cathy
    thank you so much for my Fat Quarters ...just love the colour.....


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