Friday, May 30, 2014

April & May block swaps .............. 500th post

WOW, 500 posts :)  who would have thought LOL

time to share some photos of some recent swaps

Angel Block I made for Dianne for Christmas Block Swap

my dud block - needed a few attempts at this block to get the measurements right :)

the following lovely blocks received from Ruth for QBSA for April 2014

wasn't I so very lucky to receive two blocks :)  thanks Ruth, they are perfect!

this is what I sent Ruth

this gorgeous block from LeAnne, for QBSA for May 2014
photo turned out a bit darker than in real life :)

this is what I sent to LeAnne
a tease photo, as it is still 'in transit'

Christmas blocks for the CraftMad Family Quilt
from Mandy

from Merry

this gorgeous block from Vicki, for Christmas Block Swap, April 2014

this is what I sent Vicki


WOW, that was a bit of a marathon post!

I'm off to a quilty retreat with Chookyblue at the Chookshed!


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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Herringbone Blocks | CHERISH Do Good Stitches

Getting better!  This is May's CHERISH Do Good Stitches block - Herringbone Block

Herringbone Block #1

Herringbone Block #2

We used an excellent tutorial HERE

Visit our Flickr group to see all the block we have made :)


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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Urban chickens | CHERISH do good stitches blocks

for April
cool urban chickens - April 2014
COOL

warm urban chickens - April 2014
WARM

These blocks have been made using 16 DIFFERENT fabrics - most of them from my Rainbow Charm Packs received in the Rainbow Swaps.


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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

I am going to be...........

a Great Aunt again :)  this time with my husband's niece, Lauren.

I mentioned I would love to make her a quilt and asked if she had any ideas yet on the colour of her nursery - she said 'yellow, grey and white' .............. hmmmmm, very modern :)

So I went out and got these

and I am now working on the layout .................. I am thinking Calico Puzzle block

with the yellow squares forming the main pattern and the pinwheels in grey & white forming the secondary pattern  :)

will make up a few sample blocks and see how it works out ............. stay tuned!


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Monday, May 5, 2014

What I came home with

I had a great day out on Saturday, helping Cynthia from Cynthia's Ark with her stall.

I also managed to come home with some goodies :)

The little button brooch was included in the entry fee of $5.00





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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Salisbury Stitchers Exhibition

As mentioned yesterday, I had a day out at the Salisbury Stitchers Exhibition.

I had the pleasure of helping Cynthia, from Cynthia's Ark, with her stall.  There was a fairly steady pace of customers and I had heaps of fun.

I did manage to have a wander round and check out the exhibition too - here are some quilts that caught my eye :)

Farmers Wife quilt by Freda Steven

Tall Poppies & Daisies by Maxine Cullen

Down in the Garden by Michelle Elliss

my fave bit :)



My Fave quilt on display
Farmers Wife Sample Quilt by Sharen Saliba




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Saturday, May 3, 2014

FAwF/FNwF - Quick post

just a quick post before I head out

I joined in with a few other bloggers with FAwF/FNwF (Friday Arvo with Friends/Friday Night with Friends)  and accomplished this

it was going to be an Angel block for someone that missed out in the Christmas Block Swap, but I am not happy with it, some of my points are chopped off :(  major bummer!

so back to the drawing board I go .................... but not today, as today I am off to the Salisbury Stitchers Exhibition - will post more piccies tomorrow :)


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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.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Christmas blocks

here are some of the Christmas blocks I have received from my cardmaking friends over on the CraftMad Forum

We are swapping 12" blocks with a Christmas theme each month - there are three of us swapping, so each month we make 2 blocks (I think Merry is making up 3 blocks, so that she keeps one that she has made)

here is what I have received so far this year


I will be catching up with my crafty friends in QLD in October - see my sidebar for the countdown of my trip .............. can you tell I am excited?   I am leaving Mr Fixit home and going on a girly, crafty holiday for 7 days ........... yes, 7 whole days in Brisbane ............ well Chermside & Kallangur to be exact :)

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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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