15 November 2013

some new flickr swaps

So after everything Halloween has consumed my time and my blog recently, it’s time to start work on a couple of flickr swaps that are due at the end of this month.

The first one is The Down Under Doll Quilt Swap (round 4) – this is a fun doll quilt swap just for Aussies (and New Zealanders!) and is the second round I’ve participated in.

My partner loves colour and pattern, and improv or wonky so I’m hoping she likes my plan so far.

I’m doing 21/2 inch blocks – half square triangles with wonky bits at the bottom!

I was totally inspired by a photo I saw on instagram by Heather of a la mode and I discovered that she was inspired by a technique by Katie Pedersen in Quilting Modern – so I found my copy of this book and yes, there it is!  I don’t think I would have ever seen the connection between the two though and I’m so glad I saw Heather’s photo!

I've finished piecing the blocks so just need to get the top sewn up.

The other flickr swap I’m in is The Pillow Talk Swap {holiday edition} – I took part in round 10 of this swap earlier this year and received an absolutely wonderful pillow from Christine at owenjulesmommy - pippi wouldn't get off the couch while I was trying to take the photo !

I don’t think I blogged about this swap at the time - here’s a photo of the pillow I sent to my partner, Karen at Sew Peachey.

I appliqued the leaves with zigzag, hand quilted the leaf blocks, and straight line quilted the rest - the pillow is adapted from a pattern in Issue 8 of the Fat Quarterly magazine.

For this round of the holiday edition I’m making a New York Beauty with a winter theme - using a pattern by Janice at Better Off Thread - I've done two blocks and hope to get the other two done this weekend !

Oh and I’ve signed up for the Doll Quilt Swap Round 14 but thankfully this isn't due until the end of January so plenty of time - I received my partner info this week which I'm really excited about !

05 November 2013

we have a winner !!

thanks so much to everyone for dropping by during the Wicked blog hop last week - it was such fun to read everyone's comments and feel the love for those crazy batty bats !

I think I've finally worked out Mr Random Generator too - well I can't seem to get the button happening but it does show all the details !  Houston - we have a problem !!  seems that my cut and paste doesn't actually work - there were 103 comments and comment 82 was selected by the Random Number Generator !

drum roll please..... and the winner is ...

comment 82 - Crickets Corner

thanks to the Wicked Hop you have a new! All of your projects are so cute and I can't wait to see more from you. I just saw the Barn Bats pattern the other day and have to admit that they make me smile. I really like the red/orange bats. 

Congratulations Rina - thanks so much for visiting and becoming a follower too - I'll email you shortly :)

On a whim last Friday I entered this mini quilt into the Show and Tell over at The Quilting Gallery - I just happened to notice a call for Halloween quilts and thought why not !

Its open to public voting and I think there are a couple of judges too - I think voting may still be open so I'm not sure of the result but it was fun just to enter :)

02 November 2013

will you vote for the batty bats ?

At the last minute (today) I decided to enter my batty barn bats quilt into the Quilting Gallery's weekly show and tell - they were calling for Halloween quilts - this is the first time I've entered something like this so its just a tad scary !!

if you like this quilt and you'd like to vote for it you can visit The Quilting Gallery and if you leave a comment after you vote - on the Quilting Gallery - you could win a copy of Michele's Aiming for Accuracy booklet !!

Voting is only open until Monday 6pm (USA time) - there are some other wicked quilts there too !

Quilters' Show & Tell