Wednesday, 27 March 2013

getting back to some quilting...


All in all I'm having a pretty good week. I'm really excited about all the projects I have going on right now and squeezing in bits here and there whenever I get the chance. I am missing quilts though and although I love all the hand sewing and little projects it would be nice to get back to sewing a quilt on my machine...

completed

skull tooth fairy cushion for my son:


I even put together a tutorial if you want to make your own!


in progress

rose stars - another row nearly put together (ok I say row but this is probably a third of a row, it's just the size I like working with):


working on a cushion for my eldest daughter (I'm still getting used to having two girls! I LOVE it!!):


cross stitch project:


and finally a great excuse and opportunity to sew a pretty quilt! Fluffy Sheep Quilting is heading to a quilt festival in June and I agreed to make a quilt. I really enjoy sewing DP blocks and very kindly the lovely Cindy put her Sizzix (seriously those people should give me one!!) to good use and sent me these fabulous DP cuts of Little Matryoshka prints and Essex Linen in natural so I can get to work.


I know I'm going to love making this quilt, they are such cute prints. Thanks Cindy!

Speaking of cute, I also got some more adorable cards from Pixieland:


Seriously these are so so pretty, and those kitten and fairy notecards are on sale at £2 for eight cards! GO CLICK away, that is a bargain!! I haven't met Claire but love her work and she always sends things so speedily and beautifully packaged.


Linking up:


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced 


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28 comments:

  1. I am excited to see what you do with the DP blocks! Those cards are darling:)

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  2. Ooo, you've got a lot going on. Fairy note cards are a joy, your cross stitching looks perfect, and your skull tooth pillow is great fun. You also have patience in spades with that EPP, hardcore. I'm happy to see the drunkards blocks for some sanity and peace amongst your EPP.

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  3. Ooh, my HST's for Cindy arrived this morning. Can't wait to see your drunkards! I was thinking about cross stitch this morning, haven't done any for years (like, 10!) and fair have a hankering to get the aida out.

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  4. Loads of gorgeousness Lu! I'm especially loving watching your rose stars grow, it's looking amazing!

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  5. How on earth do you do all this beautiful sewing with three very young children?!! How!?

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  6. Crushing on your Rosé Star blocks!

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  7. Those Dps will look georgeous all sewn up. You have even busy on the seeding front. Di x

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  8. What fun projects you have going! I particularly love the rose stars.

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  9. Cross stitching... Hmmm interesting... Love the rose stars! It will be awesome. Did you just ask Sizzix for a machine! Let ,e know if it works...

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  10. I can't decide what I love more, the stack of DP pieces or your RS blocks!

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  11. Miss Lucy, thanks a mil for playing along! I can't wait to see what you create :)

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  12. Lots of fun stuff! I really like your rose stars.

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  13. I have really got to try those Rose Star blocks!
    have fun!
    Jan

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  14. I love your rose stars! Can't wait to see what your cut-outs turn out to be. With a girl in the house as well, I can't ignore how cute those note cards are. I'm envious! :) I am definitely going to go and check out Pixieland right now!

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  15. So much adorable stuff in one blog post! I love it!

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  16. Aren't girlies fun? I'm enjoying my grand girls ; )

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  17. That row of rose stars is incredible! Can't wait to see what you make for your daughter!

    That's quite the stack of cut pieces. They will make for a fantastic quilt!

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  18. All looking gorgeous, esp those DP blocks - so pretty!

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  19. Really cute stuff Lucy! Is everyone feeling better?

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  20. You're getting lots done! I love the star flowers :)

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  21. Great collection of projects, hope the family behave so you can sew!

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  22. Lovely projects - the Matryoshka fabric will look wonderful with the linen!

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  23. I imagine saying ' eldest daughter' is bit like saying 'my husband' for the first time :) I got a lovely bundle from Cindy today and am excited to make somethhing for her. I LOVE your EPP - everyone is making such amazing EPP these days.

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  24. Everything you're working on is beautiful. I want to learn to cross stitch one day.

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  25. I love the cards... am off to visit pixieland immediately. The Rose Star blocks are looking awesome. Sarah x

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  26. Crap, I'm NOT spending money and now I have to go and look at those cards ;-)

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  27. You never cease to amaze me how much you actually get done. Woman of the Year! Was just thinking about your Rose Stars today (I'm a little behind, sorry) and am stoked to see the fabulous progress. And, may I say, am loving the low volume patches inbetween. Perfect!

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