Sunday, 1 June 2014

WINNER of 'Craft Fair Goodies'... Plus ChookShed Party

THANK YOU so much to everyone who entered the draw to win the goodies!
It was lovely to hear from so many readers & I welcome new visitors too...

The lucky winner is...
Well Done Kim, I'll be putting your Goodies in the mail soon!
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I've had a brilliant weekend so far... I say 'so far' because it's a public holiday weekend here in Western Australia, so Monday is a day off too!
Why 'brilliant'?? I have been cutting & sewing like a mad woman... making progress on two different projects.
What's also brilliant is that my beloved Brisbane Lions AFL team had their second win for this season... but I digress...
 
This weekend Chookyblue (of Secret Santa Christmas Swap fame) is celebrating two years in her Chookshed, & she invited all of her blog readers to join in whichever way they liked... so I have set myself up on a kind of stay-at-home retreat.
(You can visit here to see what the other party animals ladies got up to)

On Friday I pieced together two more blocks for my Quilting Gallery Breezy Beginner Sampler Quilt...

Block 4 Double Monkey Wrench

Block 5 Friendship Star
Here are the first five blocks all together...
Now I'm just having a little worry about those two on the middle row, that they won't contrast enough with the fabric I've chosen for the sashing... will just have to wait & see on that one...

I've made a flying start on a project I just can't leave alone... my fabrics are the fat quarters I was sent from the lovely ladies of the Fat Quarter Birthday Club earlier in the year...
 
I'll let the pics do the talking...
After all my cutting, sewing & pressing... followed by more cutting, sewing & pressing...
Ta-Da! Yep, the non-quilt-maker is at it again!

 Two borders will be added, & I just can't wait to watch a chick-flick while snuggled under it! I'm following this tutorial on Riley Blake Designs.

Thanks so much Chooky for having us all at The Shed over the weekend, I've totally enjoyed it!
I hope that you have many more years of happy sewing & friendship under its roof...

 Now, it's time for Sunday night telly... is anyone else watching Mr Selfridge?

24 comments:

Jacquie Morris said...

How wonderful... congratulations Kim :)
Loving your colorful quilt .... its really pretty indeed. I will take a look at the tutorial link you have put as I soon will be attempting my forst mini quilt! eeek!!
Hope you enjoying your day..
Smiles :)

Maria said...

OMG you have been very busy over the weekend. Your Blocks look great and the Birthday FQs just look fabulous together....
Congratulations to Kim on the win...

KimM said...

OH MY GOODNESS! How awesome! Thank you - I am so fortunate…..
hugs
xxx

gracie said...

Love those blocks. I too joined in the party...at midnight my time! I am slowly venturing into the world of quilting...

Christine M said...

Lovely blocks and your quilt looks great Anthea. You have been very busy. I love watching Mr Selfridge too. I'm not sure about over your way, but it's annoying it's on so late here (doesn't finish until 11.45).

Helen said...

Beautiful blocks and quilt, you had a very productive weekend. Congratulations Kim on your lovely win !!

Fiona said...

Oh wow.... two quilts at a time on the go.... I love the blocks, they are coming together and I just love that happy quilt that you put together so quickly... wonderful to get fabrics that coordinate so well and then find the perfect pattern.
Hugz

Fiona said...

Ps.... yes, I am thoroughly enjoying watching Mr Selfridge...
Hugz

Marilyn said...

Me too - thoroughly enjoying Mr Selfridge. Love your quilt, those fabrics coordinate very well. Lovely blocks too, hope they will work with your border fabric as they all look so good.

Julia said...

Well for a non-quilter Anthea your doing really great.
Love all the happy bright colours.
Enjoy the holiday Monday...
Julia ♥

Chookyblue...... said...

thanks for joining in the party too.........looks like some lovely projects were worked on...........

shez said...

congrats to Kim and boy you have been busy and i love watching Mr Selfridge,looks like he might be in a spot of bother at the minute,lol.xx

Susan said...

Love the purples & greens, Congratulations to Kim.
I've passed on Mr Selridge - by Sunday night I need to re focus my tired brain!!!

Narelle said...

Wow! Looks like you got heaps done and that last quilt is gorgeous!

debbie said...

You have gotten so much done and I love the purples and greens too. xx debbie

Susan said...

Wow, you had a busy weekend....lots of lovely sewing time.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Amazing sewing you had a great weekend,,,,and well done to Kim...

Farm Gate Creations said...

Wasn't it a great party, and boy did you get a lot done....I love it all.

Sharyn T said...

Love, love love your quilt made from your birthday stash Anthea. Sharyn:)

Ondrea said...

Oh my! You did get a lot done. Love those fabrics and the quilt. Catches the eye beautifully.

Josie said...

Wow! Did you party all night? You achieved so much. Lovely new blocks and beautiful quilt top... hope you get to watch that chick flick soon... Hugs

Christine said...

You've chosen lovely fabrics for your sampler quilt. I'm not sure you can claim that you are non-quilter any more!

katherine said...

Gorgeous fabrics in your new quilt Anthea and a great use for the fabrics you received too. Love the new blocks you have been working on too.

KAYLEE said...

I really like Block No. 4 the double monkey wrench....

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