Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Time to Vote - Bloggers' Quilt Festival




WOW! WOW!  612 entrants in the Blogger's Quilt Festival!   Today the nominations begin. This is going to take some doing ;-)   Now to sit down with a coffee and have a great time drooling over all the wonderful quilts.


I have opened the Voting Form and printed out a screen print so that I can fill it in over the next few days. 


If you want to do the nominations in one sitting, I read a suggestion from Sharon of Vrooman Quilts to open two windows - one with the entrants and one with the voting form - it will make it much easier - thanks Sharon ;-). 

QUILT ENTRIES HERE

VOTING FORM HERE

And now for my own shameless plug  ;-)

I am #371 and could be in two categories:  Throw Quilt or a Group/Bee quilt.
  

So go have a look see, there are some amazing quilts entered, but please, allow yourself some time - after all, there are 612 entries ;-)



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.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sailboats - first successful try at paper piecing

Here is the tease photo I posted for the 6" Block - to SueB

Sue has now received these blocks so I can post a full picture


I had fun with this block  ;-)  ;-((
Sue asked how I went with the paper piecing? ............. well, my hair is normally straight and after my third attempt, let's say it was curly by the end of the afternoon  ;-)
 
I got it in the end ;-)  and included my first test as well - it is not quite right, but Sue is free to use it or bin 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.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

My quilt is in Quilters' Companion :-)

I'm so excited ;-)

One of the Quilt Block Swap Groups I am in has been featured in Australian Quilter's Companion.

A full article on Quilting Block Swap Australia, run by SueB, appears on page 71 and on page 72, there is my quilt ;-)

such a thrill seeing something I have made in a magazine ;-)
and I have been quoted in the article too ;-)

Thank you Sue for asking me to contribute ;-)


QBSA was the first block swap group I joined



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, May 25, 2012

Cold, Wet and Windy.....

every day this week .............. perfect weather for staying inside and sewing ;-)

Here is my To Do List for May

SWAPS
Quilt Block Swap Australia to Rosemary - DONE

Block Swap Adventure - to Sherry - DONE

Christmas Block Swap to Chris - DONE


6" Block - to SueB - DONE

Here is what the lovely SueB sent me
Thank you Sue, I love the colours you have chosen, they are just perfect ;-)


Fat Quarter Swap - BD to Wendy, Blue to Jessica - DONE
Post April Block Lotto Block to Laurina - DONE


Still to work on the following:
CraftMad Quilt - to Merry and Mandy
CraftMad Sewing - pillowcase to POK
Make May Block Lotto Block
Work on HST BOM - Fabric purchased, now to start cutting and sewing



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.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

I would like to submit my very first Friendship Quilt for consideration for the Bloggers' Quilt Festival.  This quilt could fit two categories:

Throw Quilt
Group/Bee Quilt

VOTING IS NOW OPEN - see HERE

This quilt has been made up using some of the blocks I have received whilst being a member of Quilting Block Swap Australia and Block Swap Adventure during 2010 and 2011.

Design Process


A chart of who made the blocks



Basted on Dining Table


Quilted and ready to snuggle under when it gets a bit colder ;-)




I love the fact that all these different blocks have come from different parts of the world and look so great together. I am currently snuggling under this one as it is getting chilly at night time.
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.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

FNSI Show and tell

Another successful FNSI, well sort of ;)

After spending quite some time on Admin duties for Christmas Block Swap  **insert grumpy face here**  - see my post HERE

I continued working on my May To Do List

SWAPS
Quilt Block Swap Australia to Rosemary - fabric picked, washed ready to sew
Block Swap Adventure - to Sherry - fabric picked, washed ready to sew
6" Block - to SueB - template printed, fabric picked, washed ready to sew
Christmas Block Swap to Chris - fabric picked, washed, cut and ready to sew


I got a bit sidetracked sorting some more ;-)

as at February 2012


as at May 2012 (2 more containers sorted)
still haven't touched the bottom shelf yet ;-)

More strips sorted - although the different colours in the baskets look good, me thinks I will need to find bigger storage for these ....... I am sure they are breeding when I am not looking ;-)


found the perfect basket to keep my 6" swap blocks in ;-)

Still to do .....
Make May Block Lotto Block
Work on HST BOM - Fabric purchased, now to start cutting and sewing
CraftMad Quilt - to Merry and Mandy
CraftMad Sewing - pillowcase to POK


Post April Block Lotto Block to Laurina - DONE
Fat Quarter Swap - Birthday FQ to Wendy, Blue FQs to Jessica - DONE






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.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Postie has been kind again ;-) **300th Post**

Hi everyone, I hope you are all fine on this cold but sunny Adelaide day.

The postie has been kind this week - delivering lots of lovely squishies.


First up, the much anticipated block from Jessisca in USA - it always seem to take forever for mail to get to Australia.

Jessisca sent these two lovely blocks for April swap for QBSA and some extra fabrics too ;-)  





Thank you so much for the extras Jessisca.

Now here is what I sent to Jessisca 
I hope it has arrived by now and that you liked it - this was only my second attempt at making a picture block like this and I enjoyed the challenge ;-)
I found a link for these blocks as part of a quilt along at myQuiltGenie blog HERE - so thanks to Jeanne - your instructions made this block so much easier than paper piecing ;-)

Next up is a gorgeous block from Sherry for May BSA

Thank you Sherry, your fabric choices are great!
I have picked and washed fabrics for your block and will make it this week 
with the aim of posting it on Monday.

Now we have some fat quarters from Jessica for the May Fat Quarter Swap
Thank you Jessica - I can't wait to make something up with the cupcake fabric ;-)

Now for some winnings ;-)
I won this gorgeous coffee themed fabric from A Legacy of Stitches
the fabric is such a rich beautiful colour
Thank you Sandi, I can't wait to make something with it ;-)


OOOh!!  just noticed, this is post number 300!!!  Woo Hoo!


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.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

My To Do List

Here is my To Do List for May


SWAPS
Block Swap Adventure - to Sherry
Fat Quarter Swap - BD to Wendy, Blue to Jessica - DONE
CraftMad Quilt - to Merry & Mandy
CraftMad Sewing - pillowcase to POK
6" Block - to SueB
Post April Block Lotto Block to Laurina - DONE
Make May Block Lotto Block
Work on HST BOM - Fabric purchased, now to start cutting and sewing



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, May 3, 2012

6 inch blocks sent and received

I have received two beautiful blocks from Sharon for the 6" swap for April


here are the blocks I have sent Sharon
 
they are winging their way over to USA as you read this ;-)



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.

Updated: Another competition to win fabric ;-)

I have entered a competition to win some fabric ;-)  a girl can never have too much fabric.

entry HERE
Updated:  5 Votes so far!  ;-)  thanks heaps


It is run by FabricDirect - facebook  page HERE

see my facebook page for information HERE

CHECK OUT THE OTHER ENTRIES - they are great!



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.
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