Sunday, February 5, 2012

Piecing, piecing & winning

Its me again! Back again so soon. The school year hasn't really cranked up yet and we had so much rain last week that after school cricket was cancelled. I actually took advantage of this and got the machine humming.

I have caught up on my Fat Quarter Stars Quilt Along. Block 10 was a pleasure to make. Even the fabric selection was quick. Does that mean I over thunk the other ones? Possibly. But for me its when a see a particular fabric that I KNOW its the one.

I also got my Made in Cherry quilt top finished. I am so glad the quilt police were not patrolling when this one was going together. My corner squares really should have been bigger that what was advised but there was not enough left for re-cutting such big squares. Some massaging was involved. I have not been brave enough to measure the thing for a finished size.

I would really love to add a border or two as I have quite a few 5 inch squares left over. I was thinking about adding a border of the solid then a border of prints and then possibly another border of solid. I really like to tuck my quilts in at the end of the bed to keep it in place. However, and this is a BIG however, I fear the maths will totally do me in, especially once I get up the guts to measure it. Its supposed to be 90 inches square. I fear/know mine is probably not.

I was extremely fortunate to be a Block 5 winner in the Fat Quarter Stars Quilt Along run by Konda. I won a charm pack of the Pezzy Print. I found a picture of it at the Fat Quarter Shop.  I just knew I couldn't capture the cuteness with one of my photos. Thanks Fat Quarter Shop for the image.

I was also so very lucky to win as part of the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day. The gorgeous Catherine from The Sewing Attic was giving away these awesome goodies. I just love everything. Thank you Catherine so much for your generosity. Thanks for the photo too.

Happy stitching friends!