Monday, 1 October 2012

Hello October


I love Autumn and Winter and am so happy we're really getting our horrible British weather back (not that we had much sun!!), even my daughter recently exclaimed, 'rain is great. It helps the flowers grow!'

I love wrapping up warm; lots of layers, jumpers and my new scarves!

Also that mean it's getting closer to Halloween :)

Here's what I managed to make in September...


Granny squares, Infinity scarves (pattern by Making Rebecca Lynne - hurry she's having a GIVEAWAY and you can get the pattern here), Spinning Stars Quilt, Monster tooth fairy cushions and the Sailor Mouth Swap (not shown here in full due to bad language).


And worked on blocks for these (see buttons on the right):

How Far Will You Go? QAL
Vintage Holiday QAL
Retro Flower QAL
Rose Stars
and Scrappy? Sew Bee It

Speaking of Sew Bee It, you might remember a sneak peek I showed you of a project I was working on... well it turned into this (and more to come!):


I decided to ask the Scrappy? Sew Bee It bunch to make me some feathers from the 'Feather Bed Quilt' Anna Maria Horner pattern, available free here. It's my turn to be queen bee and I really adore this quilt.  It's not a traditional 12.5" block but one feather measures approximately 9" x 18" so I'm hoping that'll be ok with the bee. They are easier to make than I thought they'd be and I just adore the pattern. I'm looking forward to receiving my feathers in the post!

I also have plans to join in Donktober later this month, it's starting today over at Missy Mac Creations!!

Donktober



Finally a winner for the Kona giveaway sponsored by Fluffy Sheep Quilting:



I realise that says 126 but trust me it's 326, the numbers just start again on a new page.

Congratulations sarahleigh! Look out for an email from me.
Huge thanks to Cindy for a great giveaway!

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25 comments:

  1. wow - you had a nice productive month!! love the neck scarf - so pretty - practical and eye grabbing!

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  2. Oh love the feather! Have you used selvedges? I made two the other day! Aren't they great!

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  3. yep, another feather fan x

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  4. You had a good month.
    If you would like all the rain from 'down South', I will happily send it your way!

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  5. I love that feather quilt too. Great idea for a bee!

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  6. I love the feather block too!
    Thanks for a great giveaway and congratulations to Sarah!

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  7. The feather is great! I've looked at that pattern on more than one occasion and felt too intimidated with all the templates and what not. Maybe it's not as hard as I think???

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  8. I love those scarves - great month!

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  9. You have had a productive month. Your scarves are just right for this weather. I do like your feather block and I'm sure that you eill end up with a striking quilt. Di x

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  10. I love that scarf so much, I might have just bought the fabric and pattern.....

    The feather block is amazing too!

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  11. omg i am SO jealous!!! i would love one of those feather bed quilts...ah AMH love her!

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  12. Loads of lovely stuff - are you going to slow down at all before the baby arrives?!

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  13. Oh I love autumn and scarves and snuggling up - living ridiculously in the wrong place doh. Lovely makes and those feathers are beautiful!

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  14. Great makes! The scarf looks fantastic!

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  15. Love the look of that feather block.

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  16. Rain is not good when you have holes in your roof, just saying ;o)

    Love the feathers, and a great choice for a bee, looking forward to seeing them all together

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  17. can't wait to try some of those feathers myself! love it!

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  18. Some lovely projects for the month! Loving the feather - great colours for it!

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  19. I adore the feather quilt. I'd really love to make it. All your finishes are beautiful!

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  20. i miss autumn. i really do! I miss scarves and warm coats, crumpets and tea, windy walks and pink cheeks.

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  21. Those are a lot of beautiful projects. I love the feathers, they are a great idea for a bee.

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  22. Love the feather quilt block! I had no idea that AMH had released a free pattern for her feathers, thanks so much for pointing that out to me!

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  23. i see my pouch and elvis in there! you rocked out some great stuff, love the scarves!

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  24. omigosh. Johnny Cash, not Elvis!! What is WRONG with me?!?!

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