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30 October 2016

we have a winner !

thanks so much to everyone for visiting to see what I made for the First Blush blog hop - it was so fun to read everyone's comments and I was happy there was so much positive chat about my use of the dark background - phew !!

Unfortunately there were quite a few who left comments but I couldn't reply to as they are no-reply commenters or otherwise their link goes straight to their Google Plus page and there aren't any contact details there - so if you didn't hear from me then you may be in this group.  My friend Rachael of Blue Mountain Daisy has a little post on her blog about this.  I know that Blogger changed things a while ago and that's had an affect - probably the easiest thing to do is leave your email when you comment - longhand of course !!

anyway onto the winner of the fabulous prize !! thanks to Windham Fabrics and Aurifil our winner will receive a fat quarter bundle of First Blush fabrics (that's 33 fat quarters) and a box of 10 small Aurifil 50wt threads to match First Blush- woohoo !!


I used Mr RNG who picked comment #127


Congratulations Gloria - I'll send you an email shortly :)

thanks again to everyone for visiting and have a wonderful day !!

23 October 2016

First Blush Kaleidoscope quilt

it's my day on the First Blush blog hop and I'm excited to show you the Kaleidoscope quilt I made !


After receiving the bundle of sweet First Blush fabric by Ruby Red Designs I had so many ideas of what to make and then I spotted the new Summer Breeze Kaleidoscope pattern by It's Sew Emma.


I decided to go with a charcoal background even though my initial thought was to go with white and I really love how the luscious spring and summery colours really pop against the darker fabric !


It was a fun pattern to make and I really love the finished quilt.


I also have enough triangle leftovers to make another fun quilt - always love being able to use leftovers !!


While I was making the quilt I found it so hard to keep it a secret and not post photos !! so to keep myself entertained I played around with the Prism app and really love the mosaic photo :)


First Blush is now available in stores so check your favourite retailers for the collection. You can also join in the planned Block of the Month that the Fat Quarter Shop is running.

First Blush Hop Schedule (US time):

Monday, October 10 – Chris Dodsley, Made by Chrissie D

Tuesday, October 11 – Sinta at Pincushion

Wednesday, October 12 -  Fat Quarter Shop - plus an extra special giveaway !

Thursday, October 13- Windham/Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine

Friday, October 14- Jennie at Clover and Violet

Saturday, October 15- Aurifil- Hillary Jordan

Sunday, October 16- Tina Egner

Monday, October 17 – Kristyne Czepuryk

Tuesday, October 18 – Allison Harris

Wednesday, October 19 – Erin Cox

Thursday, October 20 – Angie Wilson Gnome Angel

Friday, October 21 – Debbie at happy little cottage

Saturday, October 22 – Heidi Staples - and an extra special giveaway !

Sunday, October 23 – its my day right here !!

Monday, October 24- Greg Jones Grey Dogwood Studio

Tuesday, October 25- Wendy Sheppard Ivory Spring

Wednesday, October 26 – Stephanie Lynn Denton

Thursday, October 27 – Lisa Ruble
http://lovetocolormyworld.blogspot.com

Every day of the blog hop you have a chance to win a bundle of First Blush fabric from Windham Fabrics, along with a small First Blush thread box from Aurifil.


Giveaway now closed :)
How do you win ? just visit each blog and leave a comment on the daily blog posts !

The giveaway is open from Monday 10 October to Thursday 27 October (US time) and its also open to everyone worldwide - woohoo !

Winners will be chosen randomly from comments posted on blog posts and will be announced on Friday 28 October - so make sure you leave a comment and don't forget to leave an email address so I can contact you :)

Thanks so much to Crystal at Windham Fabrics for organising this hop and thanks so much for visiting my blog today - don't forget to check out the others on the hop for more chances to win !!

11 October 2016

First Blush Blog Hop



I'm really excited to be joining the First Blush Blog Hop to celebrate the release of this fabric line by Ruby Red Designs!


First Blush by Ruby Red Designs is a celebration of the first bloom of the season. Fresh pinks, aquas and reds bring new life to vintage-inspired prints. Striking ginghams and Sunkist dot prints offer a great backdrop to the florals.


The Fat Quarter Shop has organised a Block of the Month program with patterns by It's Sew Emma - the modern 12 month BOM uses a special ruler from Creative Grids to create its unique pattern.

The fabric will be shipping to stores this month so check your favourite retailers for the collection and to join the planned Block of the Month.

The First Blush Blog Hop schedule is below and will have some awesome makes from some fabulous bloggers so check them out each day ! I can't wait to show you what I've made with this gorgeous fabric !

as an added bonus, for each day of the hop, Windham Fabrics will giveaway a FQ bundle of the collection, along with a small thread box of First Blush from Aurifil for each stop of the blog tour! Thank you Windham Fabrics and Aurifil !


Hop Schedule (US time):

Monday, October 10 – Chris Dodsley, Made by Chrissie D

Tuesday, October 11 – Sinta at Pincushion

Wednesday, October 12 -  Fat Quarter Shop - plus an extra special giveaway !

Thursday, October 13- Windham/Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine

Friday, October 14- Jennie at Clover and Violet

Saturday, October 15- Aurifil- Hillary Jordan

Sunday, October 16- Tina Egner

Monday, October 17 – Kristyne Czepuryk

Tuesday, October 18 – Allison Harris

Wednesday, October 19 – Erin Cox

Thursday, October 20 – Angie Wilson Gnome Angel

Friday, October 21 – Debbie at happy little cottage

Saturday, October 22 – Heidi Staples - and an extra special giveaway !

Sunday, October 23 – its my day right here !!

Monday, October 24- Greg Jones Grey Dogwood Studio

Tuesday, October 25- Wendy Sheppard Ivory Spring

Wednesday, October 26 – Stephanie Lynn Denton

Thursday, October 27 – Lisa Ruble

How to win the fabric bundles and Aurifil thread - just leave a comment on the daily blog posts !!
The Contest is open from Monday, October 10th through Thursday, October 27th. Contest is open to US and International entries. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments posted on blog posts and will be announced Friday, October 28th.
Good Luck and enjoy the Hop !!