Sunday, 30 August 2009

Around the Block we go


I popped this picture in first to show you my restraint in shopping Amitie Sale Day, a while ago - I knew what I needed - 10 spools of Perle thread for my crochet scarf - and because I can't seem to get enough blues, grays, purples in my winter colour diet, these are what I chose! They are so deliciously perle-y! (Please don't expect anything before Winter 2010 hehe!) Of course I did also get some Kaffe fat quarters, (how could I not) but with Mum and Sister waiting in cafe nearby (they couldn't cope with all us Crazy Women!) I had to be quick!!



My completed Chaletgirl Blocks - these are my last- 'tear'.

Lots of bloggy applause is being sent to Sheridan - Swap Host Extraordinaire - so glad I am in her next swap - I thought I was going to miss all her little notes of encouragement with each parcel I received - but hopefully, they will continue (no pressure S.!)


I knew she loved the key lime Kaffe so I had to provide, along with some lovely scraps of 'vintage' Amy Butler.

Just discovered that I stuffed Helen's blocks up - sewed 5 FF blocks when they should be 4FF!! I wondered why I had one little piece left over - but unfortunately, had already posted them off to Sydney! They shall have to come back and I will unpick, resew, and repost..my sincere apologies to Helen for having to wait for this numbskull!

Finally, I did mention 'Around the Block' we go - well, this is the start!

This is a new quilting swap project with 16 members who decide on their own block pattern and fabric but get everyone else to make it for them!!

I love the idea and received my first fabrics (a little time ago) from Kate of One Flew Over.
Boy oh boy - cute cute and adorable! Some HR fish and swimmers and turtles and Japanese robots and spacemen and some lovely co-ordinates in blues, oranges, greys - all to be turned into Wonky Log Cabin Blocks.

V. nervous to start with - they were all so preciously someone elses - but it has ended up being so much FUN!

I added the animal print and the grey and blue large dot pieces - I do believe we could add our own co-ordinates and I needed to, to make large enough blocks. I hope they are okay Kate??



I have until Feb 2010 to decide on my own block and fabric - leaning towards some AB Midwest Modern - which I have oodles of, in maybe string block, or triangle block, or wonky? Just don't know!!! Did you check out Helen's Wonky House Block for her ATB - bright fabric too - can't wait to get mine!!


5 comments:

One Flew Over said...

These blocks are fantastic! Thanks Bronwyn and I love your additions x

chaletgirl said...

Thank you so much! It has been my pleasure to work with such a wonderful, and clever group of ladies!

Unfortunately there will be no more little notes because the parcels won't be coming from me anymore! But I am glad that you enjoyed them.

Gorgeous new blocks, as always, well done!

Kate said...

LOVE the colours for the crochet scarf! It is going to be beautiful.

sewjourn said...

Ha! That is so funny - I was thinking of using the Midwest Modern and maybe a string quilt...great minds think alike, isn't that what they say?

The Rabbit Factory said...

Love the color combination you've chosen....fantastic!