Friday, June 29, 2012

Mug Rug Swap - Christmas In July

Christmas in July Mug Rug Swap


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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Fabric Giveaway ;-)

Quilting Block Swap Australia is having a sponsored fabric giveaway ;-)

Check it out HERE




My fave fabric is the star wars collection ;-)


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Cathy's Campfire Block

My partner, Janet, in the 6" swap group has asked for a Cathy's Campfire block - needless to say I was so excited to be making a block with my name on it ;-)

Here are my first two attempts

the one on the left is my first attempt :(
I am not completely happy with this and will hunt through my stash to get some more hot colours and have another go at it ;-) 



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Saturday, June 23, 2012

UPDATED - Christmas blocks for June

Sandy has let me know that the block I made has arrived ;-)

Sandy requested the Amish Diamond block in traditional Christmas colours with a cream background.

EDITED:  Here is the block Sandy sent to me 


Here is the block I made for Fiona
Fiona requested any Yellow Star on a Christmassy Background - I knew that the Friendship Star block would be great for the large print bauble fabric 


Thanks to Sandy & Fiona for letting me know the blocks have arrived ;-)


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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
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Friday, June 22, 2012

Block Swaps - My first Dresden Plate block!

I completed my first Dresden Plate block this week ;-) for Margaret, my June partner for QBSA


Margaret requested Dresden Plate with points and each petal a different colour alternating light and dark, on black background. I prefer bright happy colours.  
I am so pleased with my first effort!  I do hope you are happy with it when it arrives, 

so much so, I have ordered a Dresden Plate Ruler from OzQuilts so that I can make up some more and not have to use a paper template.  I am sure a good ruler will make all the difference in the accuracy ;-)


I also completed a log cabin block for Alison for QBSA


Alison requested LOG CABINS - aqua to teal shades (can have other colours blended with these) I have reds/oranges/greens etc) with lime to chartreuse green on the other side (again will have other colours blended).

I do hope I have interpreted your colour request correctly, by keeping the yellow greens on one side and the blue greens on the other ;-)






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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Goodies Sent and Received


During the week I received some yummy blocks and Fat Quarters in the mail


TWO!  lovely blocks from Margaret for QBSA

for Christmas Block Swap this GORGEOUS Starflower block
from Fiona 
Fiona's block has been posted to her

I have also posted a block to Sandy in USA,


Received some lovely FQs as part of the monthly Fat Quarter Swap
this month's theme was PINK
from a new member, Helen

this is what I sent to Helen  - it should have arrived by now 
I threw in a few extra embroidery threads (not pictured) as it was Helen's birthday too ;-)



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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

FNSI - show and tell

It was FNSI again ;-)

I worked on quite a few things ;-)  

I started my FNSI in the afternoon and sat down to watch a few episodes of B&B on the TIVO (I confess, I like B&B ;-) ) and did a bit of knitting to finish off a scarfe or two.





I completed a Dutchman's Puzzle block for BSA partner Donna - this one was fun ;-)  I tried a new 'no waste' way of making flying geese and once I got the maths right ...... it came together just fine


I am not happy with the centre points, but I figured I had 'unsewn' it too many times and told myself that not EVERY point had to be perfect  LOL

What took most of the time was sorting fabrics ready for my last two swap blocks for the month .......so I can only show show you piles of fabrics ;-(



  .. as well as picking and washing fabrics for Santa Sack Swap partner Fiona - which I can't show you anything just yet.


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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Goodies from the Craft Fair

I went to the local craft fair on the long weekend, had a ball and got some more fabrics ;-)



see my post HERE showing the other crafty goodies 




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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Making a list and checking it twice

Hi everyone

just catching up on posting some pics of blocks - sent and received.

I have received this lovely block from Rosemary

Thanks Rosemary, this will look great with all the others.

Here is my Black, White and Red design wall so far ;-)
this is a mix of blocks from QBSA and BSA


Here is the block I sent to Chris, for Christmas Block Swap for May
Chris has advised she will be a little late sending my block due to some family issues - no hurries Chris, attend to your family first.


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.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

It's Here! It's Here!

I was admiring the fabric used in a table runner in a recent post of SueB Quilted Hugs.

Sue mentioned that it was just a snippet of her PIF and I secretly hoped I was going to be the recipient as I thought that it would look very nice in my lounge room.  So I did what any good quilter does when hoping a package will arrive ................ I stalked my postie ;-)

you guessed it!   it was for me ;-)  doin' a happy dance 


(ignore my new curtains laying on the sofa in the background ;-)
that is a job for hubby over the long weekend)





Thank you so much Sue, I love it!

My PIF is still open if any other fellow quilters wish to take part ;-)






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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

May Blocks have arrived at their destinations ;-)

Rosemary has let me know that the Card Trick block I made for her for May Quilt Block Swap Australia has arrived

Rosemary

Block Swap Adventure - to Sherry

Sherry

Thank you Sherry for letting me know it has arrived safely and that you like it


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.

Friday, June 1, 2012

June To Do List


Here is my To Do List for June


SWAPS
Fat Quarter Swap - to Helen

CraftMad Quilt - no blocks this month


6" Block - TBA


Mini Swap - OCF Xmas in July Mug Rug

Items for Santa Sack Swap 


Work on HST BOM - Fabric purchased, now to start cutting and sewing

Make Block Lotto Block



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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
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