Sunday, November 27, 2011

Some finishes this last week

Its time for the Softies for Mirabel appeal run by Pip from Meet Me At Mikes. Its the fifth year and my third year participating.
This year I chose a pattern from Retro Mama and what a great pattern it is! It came together so beautifully. Its a great 'go to' pattern. I highly recommend it.

Next up was Block 5 in the Fat Quarter Stars Quilt Along. I had been hunting through my stash for a specific green fabric and couldn't find it. But there was a reason as these 2 fabrics practically jumped out straight onto the cutting mat. It was a quick block and came together easily. I am loving this quilt along! Its especially enjoyable when one manages to stay on top of the block making.

Last up is some eye candy. One of my local quilt shops was having a sale and as luck would have it this fabric was spotted and I thought "that would make a great backing fabric for my fat quarter stars quilt along quilt". So metres  were cut and paid for. Its a beautiful aqua from the So St.Croix range by Jennifer Paganelli.  Of course none of this would have happened if the price hadn't been right and I just 'knew' I didn't have anything at home that would be suitable for the quilt back. Yeah right, nothing suitable. As if! Let's just notch it up to a 'must have'.

 Has anyone taken advantage of any of the sales going on over the weekend? I may have done a bit of damage at The Fat Quarter Shop. I am so happy my sister is also a quilter (lot's of fun can be had shopping for just the right present for her) and was able to get her an awesome present. Can't tell you though as she might be reading this. Let's just say it will be 'swooning' its way over to me.


jlk said...

I love those elephants!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Such cute little elephants!! You're right about your FQ block fabric working so well together. And you know how much I love that JP fabric. I couldn't resist the specials, I'll be getting a parcel from the FQ Shop too.Our parcels are probably traveling over together.

Catherine said...

Those elephants are adorable and I bet they were fun to make. That Jennifer Paganelli fabric is just beautiful and is going to make stunning backing.

Rene' said...

Great projects Karen! I absolutely love those softies!! So adorable! Great blocks too. I am also lucky to have a sister that quilts. I haven't gotten her gift yet, but looking forward to shopping on her behalf ;-)

Sue SA said...

The elephants are very cute, I will check out this pattern, thanks! Gorgous block and nice backing, I love a good sale. Happy quilting Sue SA.

antmee said...

You did an awesome job with that elephant pattern. Some child is going to love them.

Your fabric purchase has me green with envy and not only because the one and only fabric store in my town has just closed down. The colours and print are too beautiful.