So what sewing have I done this week? Not telling!!! Can't tell because it's a secret and if you want to know you will have to tune in on September 12th when all will be revealed.
The reason is I am in the 2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop which takes place from the 12th to the 14th of September and features their Organic Citrus Solids in the Berry Harvest Bundle in Shadow, Amazon, Sky, Iris, and Lilac. Want to see the fabrics?
They are so lovely.
So, I received a fat quarter bundle and what I had to do was design a 12inch (finished) block. That was the panic bit, for as you all know, designer I am not. Yes I can change a few blocks around and add a bit to suit me but that is far different to actually designing. Scary! I had a fiddle around with pencil and paper, I didn't have a clue what I was doing, and what I was coming up with was absolute rubbish. Oh the panic of it all. Then it came to me, I don't know where from, I had a little thought and it just appeared in my head. I did one which was a test block but I tried to be too clever and it didn't come out right, so I simplified it and it worked. I have a block, it even has a name, yes it is very pretentious of me but it will probably never happen again so I have to milk it. Can't tell you the name either as it is too descriptive.
We have to use between three and all five of the fabrics, but no others, I used all five. You can see my block and the tutorial on Monday September 12th. There are 70 of us I believe, posting over three days and I will also post the list of bloggers posting the same day as me. I know there are some excellent designers in the hop and you won't be disappointed. With so many of us you are bound to find at least one block you like and one you absolutely love, so don't miss it.
The host on Monday is Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl, on Tuesday it is Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs, and on Wednesday it it Stephanie @ Late Night Quilter.
Did I tell you I am doing Cheryl's mystery quilt? Here are my fabrics.
Last month it was cutting the pieces, this month it is making half square triangles and making the first block. Guess what? I am behind already. Yes I know you can well believe it, but I am going to try and catch up this month. They are A to E from left to right. I hesitated because B is next to D and I'm not sure if there is enough contrast. So, should I swap A and B? A uses the least fabric although not by a lot really. What do you think, any thoughts?
My last thing to show you is my fabric haul. My local quilt shop has a 25% sale, so I have stocked up on a few fabrics I love and hoping I won't have to buy any more until January when the Christmas sale will be on. Especially as I heard Moda fabrics are going up 8.5% in the UK.
I got these too, Serenity again by The Henley Studio Makower UK I love the top two. I'm not so sure about the patterned ones now I have them home, I don't usually buy patterned fabrics, but I can always use them on the back, or for a quilt to gift. I also got a couple of 2 meter cuts of solids to use for quilt backs but I forgot to take a pic, it would be a boring pic anyway.
That's all I have today, but wait until next week!!!
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