17.5.14

SMS giveaway winners - Spring 2014

Thanks so much to everyone who entered my little giveaway and for all the kind words about the pincushions and pattern.

Goosed up 4" block to make this post prettier ;-)

Mr RNG did his thing last night and picked the following numbers:
  • Comment 72 - ELNM who won the Trail of Geese pin cushion and a copy of the Goosed up pattern.
  • Comment  58 - Paloma who won the Cross geese pin cushion and a copy of the Gossed up pattern.
The final three winners won a copy of the Goosed Up pattern:
  • Comment 110 - Jellybean
  • Comment 67 - Jude
  • Comment 180 - Ramona
Congrats to all the winners - emails have already been sent.

16.5.14

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Spring 2014

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Well Quilt market is well under way, which means it is time for the Blogger's quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative side.

 My entry for the Spring festival is my Sunprint quilt which I am entering into the large quilt category.


The first time I saw the Alison Glass Sunprint fabric collection I fell in love and bought and hoarded each of the designs as they were released, because I wanted to make a quilt using all of them.


I finally decided on a triangle design and used the Sissix Isosceles triangle die to cut all my blocks, then spent hours and hour moving them about until I got to a layout I liked! ;-)

The reason I love this quilt so much, is not just because it is made with beautiful fabrics, but more because it was pieced on a weekend retreat with my fabulous sewing buddies.  Every time I look  at the quilt it makes me smile thinking about that weekend, it was full of laughter. That and the fact that I bribed Charlotte to piece some of it for me, because the points were doing my head in!!


The quilting is a off centred spiral with some funky FMQ in the middle as I value my sanity too much to try and quilt the tiny spiral.  I used Aurifil thread in grey (40wt - #2600), which blends beautifully with all the Sunprint fabrics  and the silver Kona cotton border.


 The backing is the Riley Blake dots in extra wide and I bound with the Feathers print in hot pink.

Good friends hang of the swing bar so you can get a good quilt shot!!
 So there we have my entry to the Bloggers quilt festival - thanks for stopping by!  I'm off to look at all the beautiful quilts being posted.

Quilt stats:
Design:My own (4 hours of moving triangles around)
Fabrics:Alison Glass Sunprint (46 fabrics in all); Kona cotton in Graphite and Kona cotton in Silver
Binding:Alison Glass Feathers in pink
Quilting:Off centre spiral with a bit of random FMQ in the middle
Thread:  Pieced and quilted with #Aurifil thread in grey (40wt & 50wt #2600)
Size: 54" x 70"




12.5.14

Sew Mama Sew giveaway day




 I love the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day and have been beavering away over the weekend to make sure I'm ready to join in again.




So this year I am giving away 5 copies of my Flying geese PDF pattern Goosed up , which if you are new to my blog, you can read all about here.  The pattern has templates to make a 12" & 4" finished Goosed up block.
Goosed up - Paper pieced pattern 12" finished block

Goosed up - Paper pieced pattern 4" finished block

and because I am obsessed with #tinygeese at the minute, I also have two pincushions which I made on Saturday to giveaway to the first two numbers picked by Mr RNG.

Trail of geese pincushion (Piece and press pattern)

Cross geese - because that's what it made me making it ;-)

To be entered into the Giveaway just leave me a comment telling me which pincushion you would prefer to win, that's it - no hoops to jump through here! ;-).  
This giveaway is open to all, International entries are most welcome and is open until 7pm (British Summer time) on the May 16th .  I will let Mr Random generator pick 5 numbers and announce the winners on the 17th May

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED
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Good luck!