Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Very Sad Day....

R.I.P. Skeeter

29.9.99 - 20.4.11

I am going to miss you so much,
so much more than I can express right now.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Remember this block?

Well, I made some more!
These went out to the ladies in hive #22 in the 3x6 bee on Flickr.

I love this Bee and found it easy to. Be. On. Time!!! Something I struggle with in most swaps. Once I made the block decision and had fun pulling fabric from my stash to each persons request, making the blocks was easy peasy puddin' an' pie! I've already decided on the next quarters block and am waiting (!!) for each persons colour requests!!

I'll post about the ones I received as soon as I take a picture of them. My colour request was red, purple and aqua with grey as a background. I LOVE all the ones I received!!!

Cheerio for now, bee back soon!
x Mandy

Monday, April 4, 2011

Doll Quilt Swap No.10


I could really get used to this finishing quilts malarky!!

Right at the last minute I decided to do more hand stitching in the palest grey border. I'm really pleased with the outcome, it was so much fun working out the pattern (simple though it is), stitching, then seeing that idea come to life! I'll be doing more of this for sure.

So there we are, another DQS finished, well except for the receiving bit of course!!

Time to get excited about the one I'll be receiving! Time to go back through the Flickr pool and work out which ones have already arrived at their new home and which remaining ones I hope would come to me, and boy are there many of those! I love this swap, 200 odd likeminded people, across the world, making a mini quilt for each other! Amazing!

Next, Lynne's block! Yay for more wavy piecing! Then to start the Down Under Doll Quilt Swap, looking forward to that one.

Cheerio for now,
x Mandy

Friday, April 1, 2011

Down Under Doll Quilt Swap

DUDQS by mandalin18
DUDQS, a photo by mandalin18 on Flickr.

I know, I know! I did say no more! But (in a squeaky voice) it's a Doll Quilt Swap for Aussie's and Kiwi's and I really, really wanted too! I roped my pal Rachael into it too!

This is my Inspiration mosaic for my secret partner.

I also have a plan for my partners quilt, which I'm looking forward to making. I'm going to enlarge and add to Christina's (The Sometimes Crafter) Little Cottage Mug Rug.

Sorry, short and sweet tonight. I have some binding to cut, for a certain little quilt that HAS to be mailed on Monday. Oh, and if you happen to be in the Mountains on Sunday, specifically, near Leura. I plan to be having a stall at the Leura Primary School 1st Sunday Market, pop in and say hi. I'll be the one sewing down binding on a mini quilt!!!

Cheerio for now!

x Mandy