My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Lucky me!!

 My evening project for this week has been the third block of Lynette Anderson's My Garden — ta dah!!

Here it is finished!! It really is lovely but I'm thinking that my satin stitched hearts are a bit too naive (in other words, my stitching is not up to scratch!!). I think maybe that after looking at it for a few days, I'll get annoyed with them and may just decide to replace them with some running stitch hearts...... we'll see.

Isn't it neat the friendships you make in bloggy land? And I also love how one thing lead to another which leads to another...and so on....
Firstly it was so exciting that I won a giveaway on Di's blog !! Her posts are always fun and interesting to read and her giveaway competition was a good laugh (I fold my undies the same way Di folds hers!!). It was SO COOL to receive a pack of Moda charm squares in the post from her. Aren't they just gorgeous :-)  - they are laid out on some fabric I bought to go with them....

As soon as I saw them I knew they would make a brilliant pinwheel quilt; and have been pondering lately exactly how I would do it... Yesterday on Freebies for Crafters there was a link for fast pinwheels using a charm pack..!! This sounded like me -  here's the first one; it really was quick and easy.
AND guess what else happened??!! Rae Ann from Cutie Pinwheel (and the famous Stash Manicure blog) and I had a little swap. Here is the parcel I received from her!! A cookbook, pretty little spoon, funky pen, a notepad...and guess what else.. a fat quarter of the most perfect fabric to go with Di's charm pack!!
SO fitting that fabric from Cutie Pinwheel will go into a pinwheel quilt!!  
So thank you to the ladies mentioned for sharing their happiness, and thank you to everyone else who visits, comments and inspires and those who have great blogs that I visit, read and get inspired by.
Have a great Sunday everyone!!

13 comments:

Leanne said...

Luuuve the snail button.
Haven't got my September pack yet. - But I haven't got to even July....

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Great job on the stitchery--and I think your hearts are fine--satin stitch is not an easy one--some days mine come out pretty good--then other days I look at it and wonder "who" was really stitching them!!!!
You are welcome for the win---it sure looks like you have a great project in the works for it!!!
Hugs, Di

Sue said...

I think your stitchery is just beautiful! I love that!

Congratulations on your win. Di's blog is always fun as you said:)

Have a blessed Sunday!
Sue

Leeanne said...

Congratulations on the win!
I think your My Garden block looks great...My basket or pot is a bit wonky, but I think it will look fine, I haven't quite finished the stitching.I like the button hole flowers.

Char said...

You really did a wonderful job, right down to the little snail at the bottom!
Great gifts. Can't wait to see the pinwheels.

Deb said...

Raewyn , your stitchery looks great, don't unpick it. Loving your pinwheels, that tutorial was great wasn't it.

Melody said...

Hi Raewyn,
I'm so glad I found your blog. I love all your projects - we seem to have very similar tastes. I have been collecting the Lynette Anderson button BOM and intend to sew it over summer. I haven't got block three but it looks fabulous.

Quilting Nests said...

Hi Raewyn That looks great - still on my first one - but I have done 32 blocks YES 32 of log cabin - have a look at my site.

Marion B. said...

Hi Raewyn, the stitchery looks great, please don't undo that :-)
And the pinwheels..... super.
Have a nice day.

Farm Girl said...

Your garden block is perfect Raewyn, don't unpick it please, pretty please??? The snail button is such a great touch too! You lucky thing, all those gorgeous fabrics, keep up the great piecing, your pinwheels are going to be fantastic. Hope you have a great week, Nicky.

Daniëlle said...

You have done a great job on the little basket!! Only received that part yesterday and part 2 is aaaaalmost finished hihi! Have lots of fun with all your winnings!! happy sewing, Daniëlle

Vickie said...

I'll chime in, too! Your garden block looks fantastic! It's such a cute design and you stitched it beautifully! Love all the luscious goodies you received, too! Can't wait to see it all put together.

Laura said...

your garden one is too cute mum... Oscar would like a knitted pullover with the same scene on the back :)