I know, I’m late! Just a quick post to have a quick catch up!
I am a very lucky girl and I am off to New York next week for a long weekend with the husband who is there with work. I have already pre-ordered my fabric to be sent to Rich’s office
There are these beauties….
And these 9 lovelies
I bought them all from Stash Fabrics on Etsy. The Alison Glass bundle had 15% off and free shipping. So, that’s 20 FQs for about £30 (one of the prints I ordered was white on white text so haven’t added a pic). It became rapidly apparent this week whilst trying to do my Mo-Stash bee blocks that I have tiny amounts of orange and yellow fabric and had almost run out of aqua in any usable size, so of course this had to be rectified! I had to stop short of pre-ordering Catnap by Lizzy House from there too.
Carol has been a true fabric enabler and told me about the City Quilter in NY. Turns out that it’s an eight minute walk from where we will be – good god….
I have been busy sewing many bee blocks. Here’s a little mosaic of the October & November ones.
As I mentioned, the Quilt Around The world has nearly finished. Moira made me a beautiful block and I’m so chuffed with how the quilt is looking. My only real direction to the group was to use all blue fabric to make a 12.5″ finished block. I think it’s like looking into little pools and it reminds me of summer. I can’t wait to get it back and get cracking putting it together. I have a shed load of Dear Stella Confetti dots in navy for the backing and I was considering using it for sashing too, but that may not work. If not, plain navy is on hand!
Here’s Moira’s picture of all the blocks so far:
Picture from Moira’s Flickr Stream
And after the calamity of QATW ending with blocks still missing and on the other side of the world, etc, there was a few mentions of doing another round, which I had mentally decided not to do. Still, when Joan, one of the members of QATW, asked me to do a smaller, invited version (12 people), I was just too tempted! Also, everyone that I know who has joined from QATW make the most beautiful blocks, so I have every confidence that this group will work really well. My starter block for ‘Friends With Additions’ is below:
The brief is add whatever you like (excluding dresden plates and hexagons) but only in solid fabrics. So, we shall see! I posted this and some extra fabric to Moira this morning. It’s all very exciting!
I am in receipt of Jen’s block from Canada (see below).
I’m not sure how to progress with this one. I made a 4.5″ paper-pieced raspberry with a text background this week, but it looked rubbish, so that idea went out of the window. I have until the end of the month though, so that’s plenty of time (she says)….
Anyway people, I think I have downloaded all my stored up info now!
Happy Friday and weekend to all