Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Hillside House Quilt Along

Here I am doing another Quilt Along. I know - but I do love them. Quilt Alongs are a group project so we get to see what others are doing, there is incentive to keep going, and we get a beautiful finished quilt at he end of it.
This one is particularly adorable, and I love the effect of the houses and the colour.
It is on the Pretty Little Quilts blog, and today was posted Blocks 2 and 3. there will be 2 new houses every Wednesday (US time).
I like to sew as soon as I can after the block is posted, so that I keep up.  That is just how I find it easiest. Anyway, blocks 2 and 3 are done, as well as last weeks block 1. I am going to change out the orange at the top left of Block 3. I am just not happy with it, as it is too bright. I hope our LQS has something more pleasing.    I am doing the largest size ,  a throw at 75 by 60 inches.  
I am linking up to Pretty Little Quilts

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Sunday Stash No1

I have decided to jump in and join in with Molli Sparkles' Sunday Stash Report.
At the beginning of the week I received 2 parcels from the US.
Parcel 1 is from the lovely tammy at Butterfly Kisses  Tammy is expecting a baby soon, so has decided to temporarily close her store. Her prices have always been great, but she now is specialing most of the fabric.
On the top row, all are from the Daysail collection by Bonnie and Camille. I have a big bin of Bonnie and Camille fabric and this fits right in with their other collections.
On the bottom row are a selection of stash fabrics. From left, 2 Folklore  prints (Lily  Ashbury) a Birds and Berries (Laura + Jessi Jung) 2 prints from Simply style (V and Co) ad 3 of the very useful Oval Elements in Peacock, Sapphire, Silver Drops and Licorice. 
The second parcel is from Whimsy Quilts and Fabrics. Cristi had a 30% off promotion, which I can never resist. I again added some stash fabrics, filling a few gaps in my colours.  Cristi has had some Free Postage special- even for International orders, which makes a huge difference to those of us in New Zealand.  Her packaging is just the best and will fits 13 yards in a Fixed R ate Envelope.  She is well worth keeping an eye on.
The middle row has 4 of the Cotton and Steel Black and White fabric. I have more of it ordered.
Next is a  C&S  Basics- XOXO in Pink Cheeks. Botanique by Joel Dewberry, Winged by Bonnie Christine and Wanderer by April Rhodes.
Bottom Row are some low volume fabrics from Wanderer  and from Biology by Sarah Watson.
On the top row some extra little delights I picked up from within New Zealand. On the left some laminate of  Birds and Bees by Tula Pink which will become a Winter Tote. On the right a lovely remnant of and old Heather Bailey fabric- Cabbage Rose from her Fresh Cut range.
I am supposed to be on a fabric diet, but somehow muttering those very words sends me on a buying frenzy. <sigh>
Linking to Molli Sparkles

Saturday, 2 May 2015

May Zoo Animals Block- Giraffe

This month's Zoo Animal from Kirsty of Quiet Play is a Giraffe. This one is adorable and is a fun animal to make.
I had some giraffe fabric in my stash which would be at least 10 years old - maybe 15. I love how Giraffe looks with this fabric.  

I am linking up to Quiet Play for the Giraffe Parade