Thursday, 1 September 2011

Post in and out

I've made a block for A Quilt of Love which Theresa at Confesssions of a Craftaholic is making.
Here is my block which I'm posting to her today.

I have to admit I'm not a big fan of orange and had to work my way through all my fabrics to try to find some but it doesn't look too bad.  The block is from a book by Jennie Rayment who does a lot of fabric manipulation.  The blue/flower sections are squares folded into triangles twice and stitched between two orange squares so that you can then fold them out like a kite or a windmill blade.

A few blogs ago I told you how I had won a giveaway at Possum Blossom  (thank you Joanne) for some die cut papers for paper piecing.  My lovely postman delivered them to me today.  I am really going to enjoy using these as I like doing english paper piecing in the evenings while watching telly.

It is a beautiful warm sunny day here.  Kids are back at school.  Training for camogie (for those not familiar this is a sport for girls a little bit like hockey but the ball is hit through the air as well as on the ground and the hurley stick is flat)

has started back and youngest girl had a match last night which her team won so she was a happy camper today.  Sailing regatta on this weekend which eldest girl is helping out with rescue, another camogie match on Sunday as well, so a busy weekend but as I have a day off from work tomorrow I might manage to squeeze in a bit of much needed sewing therapy.
Bye for now.


  1. That is such a neat looking block! Definitely going to have to try it sometime. Never heard of camogie before, so you taught me something new this morning!

  2. I love your block! And what a great win with those paper pieces!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I'm going to follow yours too. So nice to have a friend in Ireland! :) This is one of the things I most love about blogging..meeting people all over the world! Look forward to following your posts and getting to know you. :)

  3. Hi, love your blog, I am now your newest follower. Thankyou stopping by my blog also. I am looking forward to seeing all your creations. Sharon

  4. What an interesting block! I love how it folds-how neat is that?? I'd not heard of camogie before, but it looks like a lot of fun. Tell your daughter congratulations!

    Have a great weekend,