Thursday, 17 February 2011

this week in pictures

Happy happy mail from my awesome friend, quilt master and general go-to girl, Amy. Anna Maria Horner Bohemian - a HUGE stack, templates so I can make this quilt (most likely not quite as neatly as Amy's) and (hidden from you all) a load of Liberty from Target goodies. I'm not ashamed to admit I used a really big cuss word when I opened this package. The one that rhymes with duck. It was said quite a few times, in sheer excitement. And before you try sneaking over to her place and stealing her - she's my friend. Hands off.

happy mailbox

Fabric porn in swatch form from Kaufman fabrics (honestly, these quilters linens are beyond awesome. I need some in my life and as they're solids I can justify it, even as part of Stash Pact. Oh yay!)

happy mailbox

A single girl progress report...

single girl - progress report

I'm 5 full blocks down, and the rest are in various states of completion. Remember, I'm trying to stay ahead of the rest of you guys so I can answer questions that might come up. Don't be panicking if you're not even at the cutting stage. Just work through at your own pace. And please ignore the fact that I'm using white thread on a dark purple background fabric. It was what was threaded in the machine and I was too lazy to change it. Go shoot me. If the sun ever comes out and I remember to turn my camera off of the artsy setting Miss G has had it set on I will get some pics of my blocks so far. They're slightly wonky in places, but I'm not going to lose sleep over it. It's an achievement in itself that they're blocks at all.

The first episode of Single Girl - a quiltalong, season 1, is showing here. With all details of future episodes. Next week Megan talks about piecing the rings. Fun fun fun. (no, really - that bit is fun!)

I can't believe it's almost Friday. Where did the week go?

15 comments:

maureencracknell said...

Oh my, you are a lucky, lucky lady!!!

summerfete said...

Ooh I like really big curse words!
Though mine normally rhyme with quit!

Now must hop over to check out this Amy girl..

Clare x

ps. just finished my patchwork quilt top!!

Elena said...

Still contemplating joining along. About how much yardage is needed for the quilt? wondering which of my bundled to use.

Also, is the Quilter's linen actually cotton? I love the look of linen but find it hard to work with.

Justine said...

Those linens look awesome, let me see the swatch on Fri please!! Also I've got the curlicue pattern that is a bit like the one you're excited about isn't it?? I'm scared of curves though!!

trash said...

Hang on. Do I read between the lines (as in you say it right there on the screen) that Target are doing Liberty things?

OH!

I think more information is required. What sort of things? Crockery? Homewares? What? What? What??

Am hoping to distract you from the fact that I tried to do a sgl girl block without the instructions to hand and as a consequence cut ONE centrepiece and fiddled the sewn togeher arcs into place around it!

Caroline ~ TrilliumDesign said...

Lookin' good!!! I like the color palette you chose for that SGQ.

beth lehman said...

Please tell us more about the templates you have up there - let us know if you use them and how they do!!

Lorraine said...

Blocks looking good ... excellent goodies there !
I can quite understand the use of the all purpose curse word xx

Jo said...

What a great package to receive! Looking forward to seeing your version of that quilt.

Finally have all my prints for the Single Girl, so I can cut out the last of my piecces...

picciolo said...

what a great parcel, its always good when fabric comes through the letterbox!
: )

alobsiger said...

Yes, where did the week go and now a mini school break which just ::insert good swear word here:: up the sewing. ::sigh:: Suppose I can still keep cutting for the single girl. Hopefully. Unless all hope is lost. Those linens are wonderful -- I'm not a blue girl but the blue ones seem especially useful. I haven't seen the brighter ones in person but I aspire to. Genius!

Sarah said...

Love love love your choice of fabrics for the Single Girl. Liberty is my all time favourite.

By the Bluegrass said...

Oh, this is coming along nicely...can't wait to see more. Love the new fabrics. It like when you were little and you got a new doll, it's that exciting isn't it?
xo,
Sena

Paloma said...

I love how your blocks are turning out, and all the conversations going on at the flickr group are good info about what to expect from this quilt pattern. I already had a good time last Friday cutting all my ring pieces while watching not one but three movies!

thelastpiece said...

Back off Ginger Monkey, I found her first :D Perhaps there is enough Amy to go around....

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