Just to let you all know, the winners from the blog hop will be announced on Friday 4th August, I wish you all luck. If you are reading for the first time you can find my blog hop post HERE and it has links to all the other participating blogs which I have updated for the actual posts, kind am I not? (giggling my head off)
Do you find that after you have had a big high you drop down and find it hard to get motivated? That's been me. I have tried, I even tidied my room up, you wouldn't believe the mess I had it in, what do you mean you could? Anyway, I did have pressing stuff to do so onwards and upwards.
Irish Eyes, my bee block for Jennifer @Inquiring Quilter who is in my bee @Bee Inspired. This was a lovely block to make, the centre is dark green, just in case it looks black to you, it does to me but it could be my eyes. It looks so clean and fresh, it is going to make a beautiful quilt.
Next I made a star block
for Julie in Hive 2 Stash Bee. Julie's local guild collects lap quilts for the local breast cancer treatment centre, and she asked for either a sixteen patch block or a star block in pinks and white. I have very little in pink but I managed to make this block. Don't ask me what it's called, I saw a pic and copied it but it didn't mention a name.
I was at my quilt group on Saturday, I made five more blocks from the Tula Pink 100 Modern Quilt Blocks book,
Mind you that means I'll have to start something new that I can do by hand, something which involves appliqué, any suggestions?
Tell you what I did get this week
this. What do you mean what is it? Is it not obvious?
It's a table, specially for when I do machine quilting.
It folds too, so I can easily get it out when I need it then fold it to of the way again. Best thing was it didn't cost much, and it is almost the perfect hight for the table, BUT the hight of the table is adjustable and so I will alter it an inch and it will be perfect. What do you think? Do you use an extra table or your ironing board? Just in case you are in the UK and want to know where I got it it was from The Range and cost £17.99
So, that has been my week, EXCEPT that Gnome Angel is starting another quilt along on August 3rd and guess what it is? GYPSY WIFE!!!! Read the first post and the Preparation post if you are interested. You can imagine how excited I am about it, it's over two years since I bought the pattern and just over a year since I posted about starting the first section, only I haven't done any more since, sad :-( The thing is there are so many things I want to make, and so I have abandoned the blocks I made for the first section and I am starting all over again, only this time I have bought fabrics specially, only I can't show you because they haven't arrived yet, I should have them tomorrow though, only you will have to wait until next week to see them, shame. You will just have to guess what kind of fabrics I would choose, what would you choose?
On a personal note I do have a couple of bits of news, but I'm not telling you, I'll tell you next week (don't hold your breath, it's not that exciting).
So until then,
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