Monday, 30 January 2012

Some more blocks finished

I've managed to finish some more blocks for a swap I'm invlolved in.  Everybody sends a fat eighth to everyone else on the list and they make a block for you with your fabric and return it to you.
The russian doll fabric was the fabric to be used in this block and they wanted to keep with the colours of the dolls.  This block is part of the Sew Happy Quilt QAL

I made the Asterisk block from City House Studio and just added yellow to the chosen fabric.
This one is also a block from Sew Happy Quilt QAL.  The rust fabric is the chosen fabric and they only wanted the colour 
This is another one from the Sew Happy Quilt QAL (do you think I like the blocks from this????).  The chosen fabric was the floral and I just thought that blues and white would be the best.
This is a block from the Quiltmaker 100 blocks Volume 4.  The pale pink/white was the chosen fabric and only pinks and whites were to be used.

I hope that the ladies in the swap are happy with the blocks I've made.  I have one more block to make so will get it finished tonight.

Hope everybody had a great weekend.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

My friday night sewing

I hope everybody got a load of sewing done last night with the Friday Night Sew In.

I managed to get three blocks made for a swap I'm involved in.  There are 16 of us and you had to send a fat eighth of your fabric to everybody else.  They then make a block for you and you do the same with their fabric.  

These three will be winging their way across the Atlantic on Monday to their new homes.

Sadly last week my father in law passed away.  He was diagnosed with liver cancer in October but had been doing well.  Tuesday he took a turn and he passed away in his sleep at home early on Thursday morning.  He was a quiet unassuming man who loved the land and his family.  We gave him a good send off last Saturday and he will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
This is a photo of him with his two grand-daughters (my two girls) on Christmas Day.
John Coleman R.I.P.

Here is a photo of my eldest daughter with her friends also taken on Christmas Day taking part in the swim at Rush Sailing Club in aid of cancer (rather them than me).

Have a nice weekend everyone.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Friday night sew in

It's Friday and that means the FNSI.
Why not go on over to Crafty Vegas Mom to sign up and join in.
I have some blocks I want to get done for a swap I'm involved in.
I have a lot of photos to post of things received and sent so I'll get myself organised over the weekend and show you all.
Have a great Friday.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Colour palette

Laura at Quokka Quilts is running a competition for

Blogger's Choice Fat Quarter Bundle.  

You need to pick 3 solids and 12 co-ordinating prints from the The Fat Quarter Shop
I've picked out my choices as follows

Why not head on over to Laura and have a go yourself.