I have lots of exciting things to share with you, but it will have to wait till I have some spare time in the new year unfortunately. I'm sure you are all just as busy as I am!
So when I saw this delft blue and white house fabric at work the other day, I knew my mum would just love it. After a quick trip to the $2 shop for a wooden frame, which I painted white, we ended up with a lovely picture.
I also made this little wallhanging the day before her birthday. I tried a different technique with this piece, and actually put the quilt together and quilted it, before I even used my free motion foot to randomally stitch the daisy flowers. I love how it's turned out though, and the cute simplicity of it.
We also had some exciting news to celebrate on my mums birthday. We found out that my brother and sister in law are expecting their first baby!!! I am so excited that I am going to be an aunty, and of course, my mum and dad are overjoyed at being grandparents. I think my mum jumped up and down and cried! So I have till June to make heaps of baby quilts and goodies!!
Now, if you took a fancy to Lilys Quilt, I have finally got around to scanning in the drawing of the pony head. Download it here.
Also, I'll be doing an update/apology post for my BOM, "Stringybark Farm" shortly.
And don't forget to check out my Sew Blessed blog, as I'll be updating with a post straight after this one.
There is nothing nicer than a stack of squares, all neatly cut up and just waiting to be sewn.
And, how's this for fabric cheerfulness?? All the sewn squares blissfully blowing in the breeze.
And slowly being sewn together. I love this simple little block.
I just can't get over how happy these blocks are making me feel! I was seriously sitting there with a big smile on my face as I was sewing!
So can you tell it's been a bit of yellow fever here lately? I even bought a bundle of yellow flowers from the nursery and potted them up.
And just to spread the 'yellow cheer,' the winner of the yellow fatquarter is Jeanette from QLD! Congratulations Jeanette! I hope you enjoy using it and I'll be in touch shortly.
And finally - I won something!! The wonderfully talented Natalie Lymer from Cinderberry Stitches was having a giveaway of her latest pattern. And yup, I won a copy! I'm awfully excited as I just love Natalies designs. I can't wait to start sewing!
Keep smiling and enjoy the yellow!
I've seen blue quilts, pink quilts, red quilts and green quilts. I've seen blue and yellow quilts, or purple and yellow quilts. But I've never seen an all yellow quilt. This thought struck me the other day, quite out of the blue, and I've been thinking about it ever since.
(Photo credit - cauchycomplete)
Why don't we use yellow as the predominant colour in our sewing? I'm sure we all love yellow, I mean, it's the colour of happiness! It's a bright and cheerful colour, and you can't help but smile when you're surrounded by yellow. Nature uses yellow in abundance, from the bright sun, through to the sand on the beach, and all the hundreds of yellow flowers.
(Photo Credit - drgnmastr)Perhaps, a whole quilt in yellow is just too much of a good thing? Maybe yellow is great, but only in small doses? Well, I intend to find out.
So, my goal? To turn this pile of sunshine fabric into something pretty. Something that doesn't make one reach for the sunglasses. But a quilt that does justice to the beautiful colour.
Well, that's the plan anyway. I guess we will only find out in time whether a full yellow quilt actually looks good or not!
(Photo Credit - henribonell)
**Giveaway closed and drawn.**
And, horror of horrors! I completely forgot my 1st blog birthday, which was a month or so ago now. So, for a belated celebration, I'll give away one yellow fatquarter. Simply leave a comment to be in the draw, which will be open till Monday the 1st of November (AEDST.)