Saturday, 22 June 2013

mad about applique and a winner


I am trying to work on my applique skills and this little project was great practice for me!

I made this tea towel from the book 'Patchwork Please!' and am joining in the Zakka Along 2.0.

I chose to just do the little pictures to represent 'breakfast, lunch, dinner' on one tea towel and as much as I love seeing all the beautifully bound ones I really haven't had time to bind it.


I chose some of my favourite scraps since I'm going to be looking at it a lot!



In other applique news I finally made this Apple Leaf block for Jodi in Scrappy? Sew Bee It. The tutorial is fantastic and it was so fast putting this together. I love it and think she's going to have a gorgeous quilt - her inspiration is beautiful too.



I got my own block in the post this week, an amazing Rose Star from my incredible friend Nicky. We did our own little swap because we are working on the same size and it seemed like a fun thing to do. I adore the vibrant fabrics she picked and I love that my quilt will have a bit of her work in it! 



She also sent this cute card and 'space invader' filler shapes for my quilt - how very kind you are!! You have now also named these little creatures so thanks for that too ;)

Talking (writing?!) of EPP...

the winner of a copy of Quilting on the Go is:


Congratulations grandmarockton, I have sent you an email :)


Have a great weekend everyone!

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18 comments:

  1. just off to look at the leafy block :-)

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  2. Your EPP will be just amazing - and it really is so lovely to have a bit of a friend in a quilt. Unless it's an ear or something - they're hard to quilt over *g* Love the tea towel and bee blocks, too!

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  3. Love the tea towel and Nickys rose star - it's lovely to have a bit of someone else in something you make isn't it

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  4. Yay for the winner, but balls, i didn't win!! Love your applique, great work :o)

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  5. I love your appliqué and the rose star is gorgeous, such a great idea to swap.
    Was it on your blog that I saw the review for The Last Runaway? I think it was. Well anyway I picked a copy up from the library today after waiting ages as loads of other people had reserved it too. I'm looking forward to reading it.

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  6. tea towels are of course on my list! love the idea of putting all 3 meals on there. what about dessert, though? =)

    gorgeous blocks, all!

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  7. Like how you used favourite scraps of fabric in the applique for the tea towel. Nice appliqué blocks too. Di x

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  8. I love the tea towel! The star and space invaders from Nicky are lovely, how are you getting on with stitching the top together?
    P.S. Maria is in for a treat with 'The Last Runaway' - I loved it!

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  9. Congrats to grandmarockton! Your tea towel looks great and so do the blocks.

    Also, I enrolled for an Amazings course - can you guess which? - I watched the intro very late last night and I really enjoyed it. I hope I'll get time to see the rest this evening, thanks for that giveaway link :)

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  10. Great tea towel - I love your choice of fabrics for the applique. Blocks look fab too!

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  11. Go Grandma Rockton - she was one of my first followers!!!

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  12. THANK you so very MUCH I'm sure I'll enjoy this a lot!

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  13. Love the BP fabrics in your dish towel! Agreed about Jodi's quilt - love your blocks. Am going to start making my own space invaders so I can start stitching my stars - and yours - together!

    congrats to grandmarockton!

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  14. Love that tea towel! Beautifully done, Lucy.

    Pretty blocks.

    How do you manage to get so much sewing done, with 3 little ones?

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  15. Your appliqué is looking great! The little S&P shakers catch my eye time and time again making me smile. That Nicky is pretty super :)

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  16. Love the tea towel, I missed this one as I was away but you never know, might get round to it one day.

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  17. Perfect way to use those appliques, might even tackle the project that way myself

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