Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sew and Tell #18

So for a change I started another quilt along. Yeah I know you are thinking she is quilt along crazy. But I just couldn't resist the one being run by Audrie at Blue is Bleu blog. My 'vintage' fabrics i.e. fabrics from my early days, were just begging me to use them. I am loving the challenge. Our first block is a star and we had to make 5 of them. I was very impressed with the way we were instructed to make our half square triangles. I got the best result i.e. most accurate block EVER! Here they are-










Now here they are all playing together nicely.



I also got my 25 blocks finished for the Charm Pack Quilt Along. Next up we will be putting the blocks together. Which means I need to make a decision. There were some great layouts we can use. Which one though????? How am I going to decide.



I am linking up with Amy's Sew and Tell where there are lots of other good stuff to feast on.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Oh my an award

How lucky am I to be nominated by 2 fellow bloggers for a 'The Versatile Blogger' award. I am totally honoured. Many, many thanks to Rita @ Quiltpiecer and Andrea @ lush stuff. I am still in shock that my very low profile blog was selected by these bloggers.



The award comes with a few easy rules:

•Thank the person who gave you the award.
•Tell 7 things about yourself.
•Award 15 other bloggers that you enjoy reading.

Now 7 things about me.

1. I currently have two favourite DVD's (movies) - Passengers with Anne Hathaway & The Lucky Ones with Tim Robbins and Rachel McAdams.
2. I wish chips/crisps weren't so tasty.

3. I wish exercising consisted of sitting at the sewing machine. I would be pretty fit then (lol).

4. I LOVE fabric!

5. I love watching V8 supercars (premier car racing in Australia) with my 4yo son.

6.Creating things from fabric (& sometimes wool) is so unbelievably satisfying.

7. I think I am addicted to Google Reader. I love reading craft blogs. There are so many talented and generous bloggers.

Here's my list of 15 Blogs I am awarding with The Versatile Blogger award ( in no particular order).

1. Sue at Mother Patchwork

2.Catherine at The Sewing Attic

3. Kylie at Antmee

4. Rebecca at Chasing Cottons

5. Audrie at Blue is Bleu

6. Konda at Moose on the Porch Quilts

7. KarrieLyne at Freckled Whimsy

8. Emily at Carolina Patchworks

9. Aneela at Comfort Stitching

10. Jenny at Cut Sew Iron Repeat

11. Ashley at Film in the Fridge

12. Randi at I have to say

13. Jenn at Life in Bonetown

14. Andi at Patch Andi

15. Jodi at Sew Picture Perfect

Please don't feel obliged to forward this on. Just check out the great blogs if you want. You never know you might find something you like. Nothing like some great projects to get or keep you inspired.

Best wishes

Karen

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sew and Tell #17

Well I have been making some slow but never-the-less progress on my crochet blanket. I am loving this hooking project. Its a great project for my skill level. Thanks Lucy from Attic24.

Next up I have joined in the fun over at Freckled Whimsy in the Charm Pack Quilt Along ( I have a link in my side bar). In the first step KarrieLyne had has making half square triangle blocks and them trimming them. Well to tell you the truth I never thought I was going to get it done. The only thing that kept me going was the fact that I hope it makes my blocks come together nice and easy i.e. not too many adjustments required. I am using charm packs I had on hand. All the fabrics are from Moda and 3 Sisters. I love these fabrics.

Next step we had to make 4 patch blocks. Well a couple ( I am using this term very loosely) of those also need trimming. Can't quite face this job yet.

The Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along has now come to an end (sniff sniff). I have loved, loved, loved this one. Below is Block 11. A beauty of a block designed by Konda our extremely talented organiser of this quilt along. It was getting hard near the end working out fabric selections. A great exercise for me.

Below is Block 12. This was designed by Blue Nickel Studios. Seriously the blocks in this quilt along have been superb. There was not one block I had never made before, or remember making that is.

You could put your block together any way you wanted. I have chosen to go with Konda's plan. I am mega pleased with this one. It went together like a dream. None of my usual adjustments were needed to get everything to go together. And I got it together in time for the final prize draw. Yeah and hopefully once I get it quilted I will be able to take a better photo i.e. there will be better light/sunshine.


Thanks for stopping by. Happy stitching to you all!!!
Edited to add that I am linking up to Amy's Sew and Tell (I thought I had missed the cut-off).