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13 November 2012

a little wrong, a little right

its been another week since I've posted - jeepers the time is just flying - must be getting close to christmas huh !

last week I made four blocks for the Hurricane Sandy appeal and when I went to post them I discovered Australia Post has changed their rates - now you can send up to 50 grams or up to 250 grams - nothing in between (they used to have a 125 gram rate) so of course the four blocks were just over the 50 gram mark so I thought I'd make some more as it wasn't going to cost any more to post !


So I sewed up six more blocks and posted them off to Jenn in Hawaii on Thursday - there was a bit of a rush as they had to be there in two weeks.

I then posted the photos of the new blocks on flickr and that's when I discovered they didn't quite look the same as the previous ones I'd made - eeeeekkk - I'd managed to sew them together the wrong way - I couldn't believe it - poor Jenn - she's busy trying to sew up the quilts and I've sent her six blocks that need to be unpicked and resewn - of course I gave her the option of just forgetting about them but she was very gracious about it :)


I still can't believe I didn't notice the difference until I put the photos on flickr - doh !!


on brighter news - I finished the mini quilt for the Modern She Made Round 2 swap - I'm really happy with how it turned out especially as I had another design in mind when I cut all those half square triangles - I suppose that's why I love them - you can make so many designs with them :)


I machine quilted this one with straight line quilting - I really wanted to do the whole quilt in really close parallel lines but I thought it might take away from the design - so I was happy with doing the dense quilting in the corners.  I also  did a square spiral in the centre blocks and some outline quilting !  I'm really happy with the quilting - just hope my partner likes it as well.


I made the label and incorporated it into the backing which was fun - I also put some hanging pockets on the corners so that it can be hung different ways.  I went with white binding which was suggested by mum - I was thinking about using a bright pink but when I laid them out the pink just stood out too much and the white looked way better - thanks mum ♥


As I finished the mini earlier than I had planned I made myself a new bag - I've had this gorgeous organic fabric from daisy janie for a while and I always planned on making a bag with it - so when I saw a bag on the modern she made flickr group that I really liked - I decided to give it a go.


It was really quick and easy and came together in a few hours - its the phoebe bag by Beki and the tutorial is available at her blog here :)


so only one of these projects is on my to do list but at least that's one I can cross off - now to get those swap blocks finished this week :)

hope you're coping with the christmas countdown and enjoying life wherever you are :)

10 comments:

  1. Oh no! That was me commenting, not my daughter Soph!

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  2. love those blocks and that bag is gorgeous Leanne,well done.xx

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  3. The blocks are fabulous and the bag is fantastic.

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  4. Leanne doesn't it just happen sometimes! Still you contributed...love your bag!

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  5. Love the mini and what a fabulous bag! Thank you for the link.

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  6. Love the mini quilt, the quilting is fab, and the label placement is awesome, that's o difficult to do!!

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  7. Your mini quilt is lovely and your bag is fab. It must be annoying about those blocks but it happens to all of us :)

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