Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Sunday, 27 April 2014
Saturday, 26 April 2014
Friday, 25 April 2014
Thursday, 24 April 2014
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Monday, 21 April 2014
With this in mind, I looked at Tara's left overs, and at the minkie she sent but I couldn't use, and thought about her two littlies, and got stitching.
Not a particularly specific design, but as a use-it-up project I'm delighted to be able to send two snuggle quilts that match mummy's quilt
Sunday, 20 April 2014
Saturday, 19 April 2014
When I arrived in Dublin we went to Ikea, partly for supper (mmmmm meatballs), and Jackie's daughter, Sabrina fell in love with a large scale flower print we saw in the fabric department - so while Jackie knocked up meals for six for two days, I knocked up a BIG bag for Sabrina (big enough for all the kit required when you have a baby, or for the baby itself?)
We also pieced, basted, quilted and machined the binding to the front of this woodland animals quilt
And basted this gorgeous rainbow spiral hexi (Jackie says you'll be sick of seeing it, but I don't think you can ever be sick of this!)
And sizzix cut 90+ big grey hexies for a new project,
and a couple of hundred smaller hexies for a friend of ours (hello Janet)
A day well spent!
Friday, 18 April 2014
Oh the bliss of working on blocks with a friend! This afternoon we had a production line going - Me cutting, Jackie sewing, me pressing, Jackie sewing!
To half square triangles
to *lots* of HSTs (half square triangles)
Each HST opens to a square
These can be pivoted to make the pinwheel
(thanks Katy for your suggestions: we sorted the directional fabric so they "flow", and put the flowery fabrics in groups of similar colours)
And THANK YOU JACKIE! Team work is such fun :-)
Two crafts in one day, so two posts in one day!!!!!
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
However Kathy has been organised, and OH so generous!
Even the packaging is exciting
Hang on, what's that on the customs label?
There most certainly was Bunting AND Candy!
And the selvedges were there too - *loads* of them
The pouch has been moved into - a great travel bag for hexies (the candies had to be removed, to eliminate the risk of dribbles on the fabric - I put them somewhere very safe!)
and the back of the pouch ...
And it arrived with this lovely card, and some lovely fussy cut scraps!
Thank you Kathy, its all amazing - and mine will find its way to you eventually!!!!