Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Checking in

Oof, look at that, we're over half way through June. Not quite sure what happened there, maybe the Elsa dress finished me off. Well I am still here, and I have been doing bits of sewing, but June is a super busy month for us with birthdays and parties and family stuff and, ugh, I just seem to have lost my chat somehow. 

Anyways. here's what I've been up to.

I've been doing a little pattern testing for the lovely Jess at The Elven Garden. A more exciting blog post to come on that in the not too distant future but in the meantime here's a sneak peek.

I've also made a little set of pressies for a dear friend who had her second baby a couple of weeks ago. 


These simple bandana bibs are my go-to baby gift these days, assisted by my handy dandy snap press. I decided to add in a little taggy blanket too this time and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I absolutely love this Fanfare flannel, just perfect for things like this. I have yardage of the pink foxes stashed to make pyjama bottoms for both my girlies when the weather turns cooler again. It seems to be pretty much sold out now but fret not, gorgeous new colours are coming in the next couple of months. 

I read on Instagram this week that the lovely Aneela Hoey has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She is currently awaiting surgery. Aneela is one of my absolute favorite designers. A Sherbet Pips jelly roll was one of the first fabric lines I ever bought. My eldest daughter has a Posy quilt on her bed and my youngest has a F8 bundle of Hello Petal all waiting to be made up into the same. Her designs are just the right side of sweet and girly with adorable details and perfect colours. I don't know her, but as a human, a woman and a mother I am sad that she is going through this at the moment. 

So Chelsea has put out a call for blocks to make a #quiltforaneela.

Simple x and o blocks in a couple of size options using Aneela's own fabrics and any white you happen to have. All the details are on her blog. She's asking for a pretty quick turnaround, with blocks mailed by the end of June. Which means that a) I need to get my last 2 finished and b) if you would like to make some blocks you should get a wriggle on.

It's our Leeds MQG sewing day on Saturday (hurrah!!) and we're going to be giving a little back then too. Remember the quilt I made for Siblings Together as part of the Siblings Together Quilt Bee?

Well that was a sponsored bee and the bundle of Potluck fabrics used for the quilt was very generously provided by Moda. It was a big bundle and even after those giant churn dash blocks I had plenty left over, so I've been sorting and chopping scraps

and we're planning on making some granny square blocks all together on Saturday.

So, I'm going to quickly link up with Lee at Freshly Pieced

and I'm off to cut 266 3" squares of Kona Snow for those little grannies .....


  1. Blimey, that's a lot of squares! I love the quilt you have been testing, I hope you carry on, the colours are beautiful!

  2. That pattern testing looks amazing!
    Good luck with the mass cut!

  3. I have blocks to do too, I've barely had time to breathe lately- I'm making my friend a website and she's getting all kind of demanding on my time, plus lots of writing waiting to be done and I just forgot the last few days :( Maybe tonight?

  4. Busy, busy you, love the things you're working on, keep your head down and you'll get it all done, especially if you cut out the extras like sleep!! x

  5. Pretty stuff you're working on. I'm watching Leeds on my tv tonight, as the Tour de France begins. Did you go out and watch? I've found your blog from Instagram. I'm following you there and here now! Very sad to hear about Aneela. I love her fabrics too.


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