Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sharing is Caring

DS Quilt Collection has landed at Spotlight in NZ. I bought a metre of each of the 8 prints above. Definitely my favourites. There were others but these are the best (in my opinion). One FQ bundle will be on it's way to the second winner of my giveaway the other week... Which leaves me two more bundles to share.

They are retailing at NZ$19.95 a metre but I was lucky to get these for $15.99 a metre.

A bundle of the above prints will be NZ$32 + postage. US$26.20 or so.

Leave me a comment if you'd be interested in a bundle. Happy to go back for more.


A New Favourite...

This post has been a long time coming! I finished this quilt on Mother's Day but haven't been able to photograph it thanks to the wet wet weather we've been having!

Last year my husband said I could have whatever I liked for my birthday. I didn't really have to think long about what I might like... I'd recently introduced myself to Heather Ross' Mendocino line on Flickr (a very dangerous place indeed to covet and become smitten with fabric and quilts). So I bought as much as I could find as a much as the budget would 'allow'.

For a long time these beautiful prints sat untouched while I debated what to make. The pattern needed to be perfect. Eventually, I looked at all my Flickr favourites and a common theme became pinwheels. This quilt really convinced me that pinwheels were the way to go... so shamelessly becoming a copy cat my fabric turned into this...

And then this... (why does the wind always pick up when I try to take photos?)

For my birthday this year I asked for $ for the backing, binding and quilting. With the colder weather approaching I was desperate to have this quilt finished before winter set in.

So... finally my quilt was completed (apologies for the poor images I had to take these on my blackberry!)

Oh so beautiful.


Quilting = Classy Curls in Gold

Backing = Kona in Butterscotch
Binding = Kona in Berry (YUM!)

This quilt is my favourite. And it's for me. Just one last picture.


I have managed a little more sewing this week. With just over 6 months until Christmas I've started my Christmas quilting early this year. In progress: Bliss 9 patch. Will post an update shortly.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival - May 2011

This isn't the quilt I wanted to share but unfortunately the festival ends tomorrow and I haven't had a chance to take a photo of my newly finished mendocino mermaid quilt... It's been rather wet and we leave and arrive in the dark daily it seems at the moment. Winter is nearly here!

So instead I am sharing this quilt - The Philatelic Society

I made this quilt for my wee Gus using 2 jelly rolls of Look and Learn by American Jane and the Postage Stamp Quilt Along instructions. I had always wanted to make a postage stamp quilt. As a child I collected stamps just like my Poppa. I've very fond memories of sitting in his sunroom looking over albums and albums of colourful stamps from a variety of countries.

This quilt tested my patience though. So many squares = so many seams! Needless to say this quilt isn't perfect... but it's getting a lot of love and is keeping my wee man warm at night.

Here it is with all his teds on his bed. The quilting is an all over baby animal print which is very sweet. I love the crinkly goodness of this quilt.

Thanks for coming over to have a look at my quilt! And thanks Amy for hosting the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Be sure to check out all the lovely quilts in the Festival!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Giveaway Winners!

Wow! Thank you so much for all your great comments.Welcome to all my new followers and thank you to those who blogged about my giveaway or posted it on Facebook. It was so much fun to read everyone's comments and it seems that sometimes the simple gifts - handmade cards, sleep ins, cups of tea and time, hugs and kisses are the best gifts (given and received). I couldn't agree more!

So on to the winners... 274 entries in total :)

Winner #1 Entry 257 - AMKreations "I blogged about your giveaway!

Thanks again!"
Winner #2 Entry 121 - Kate quilts "Please count me in. I've added you to my google reader (does that count as following?). :) "

Congratulations!! I will be emailing you both very shortly. Hope you are all enjoying a wonderful weekend. It's a wet start to Sunday morning here with an electrical storm to match. Perfect for staying put!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Giveaway! CLOSED!

At long last. Sorry for the delay. I had hoped to post this Sunday but unfortunately had to whip up to New Plymouth with the family for a funeral.

So... a long time ago I promised a giveaway in celebration of 100 posts. Today's post marks 141. I've just not been able to find anything super exciting to giveaway - until Denyse released her new line through Joann's.

Up for grabs is a FQ bundle of 14 prints of the Picnic and Fairgrounds Fabric Collection (another print is on it's way). I will also be giving away another FQ bundle of some of the prints just being released here in NZ and Australia (when they arrive). So there will be 2 winners. Winner number 1 will be able to choose which bundle they'd love.

How to enter - there's a few opportunities to get more entries (6 entries total if you do all 3):

1) Leave me a comment telling me the best Mother's Day gift you've given or received.

2) Become a follower - if you aren't already - followers will get an extra 2 entries.

3) Mention the giveaway on your blog and comment telling me you have and you'll get a further 3 entries :)

May has always been my favourite month. It's my birthday month. Mother's Day. Autumn. And it means we're nearly halfway through the year - although that bit scares me a little!!! The giveaway will close on Sunday 15th May.

***Edit - Giveaway is now closed. Thank you.***