Friday, 26 August 2011

Block swap Australia

Hi friends,
lucky me!! Yesterday and today the postman was an angel an I received two parcels from Australia. Yesterday the first one came from Vanessa, my July partner, with two beautiful Friendship Star blocks and some little extra gifts.
The second came from our coordinator Sue, ma August partner. Two more gorgeous blocks and some fabric scraps. She was so fast!
All the blocks are just perfect! Next week I will sew my August blocks for the 6" and the 12" groups.
Have a beautiful and crafty week-end.
Hugs. Pink

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Civil War block of the week

Hi dear friends,
another lovely block for the Civil War quilt. I made the same block for my Dear Jane quilt, block B3 Mirror Image. Here is my version.
Step one: cut four 2 1/2" squares for the block and cut four 2" squares for the center (my blocks are 4" finished size).
Step two: sew them together in two four patch blocks.
Step three: baste the paper circle on the little four patch block, cut to size.
Step four: baste the circle on the four patch block, make little cuts on the curved side, needle turn appliqué.
Step five: FINISHED!!
Easy and lovely :) Another block done, number 33.
Have a happy Sunday. Hugs. Pink

Monday, 8 August 2011

Flea market

Hi friends,
Yesterday it was a busy day, with guests living and new ones coming. But we managed to organize the day and have a look at the monthly flea market (we missed it on June and July!!). This is what we found.... a beautiful big handmade old tipical plate. It measures 14"/36cm and it is a fantastic centerpiece on our dining table.

I love the very simple but elegant and timeless design!
Another good day.
Hugs. Pink

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Civil War block of the week

Hi friends,
this weeks block for the Civil War Quilt is a very nice block but not an easy one! Carolina Lily has diamonds and set in seams.... Since I sew my blocks 4" it was difficult for me to redraw it, so I decided for a lazy and easy way to do it:) 

First step: version 1 and the easy version 2.

Second step: cutting fabrics.

Third step: how it looks?

Fourth step: finished!
I love it and I'm satisfied with the result.
Hugs. Pink

Friday, 5 August 2011

Vote for me

Hi dear friends!
This week I'm participating to the weekly contest of the Quilting Gallery blog. I entered this quilt:
You can vote for me here till Sunday, and you can have a look to all the beautiful quilts entered. Good luck to all of the fabulous participants.
Have a nice week-end. Hugs. Pink

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Block swap

Hi friends!
today it is very hot and humid here, but I decided to do some sewing.....not the best idea!! I only did this block for my 6" swap partner Vanessa. 
Later this afternoon the postman brought this lovely block for me. It comes from my July partner Helen from the 12" group swap.
I love it sooo much!!! And here you can see all the blocks I got so far. 8 already! Very soon I can start and think about sashing, probably only in Fall, when the temperature is lower and the work less.
Tomorrow more post....
Hugs. Pink