Wednesday, 12 February 2014

joyful and a giveaway!

**giveaway now closed**

So far it's been one of those weeks where the sewing is going well and I'm getting things done. They may only be small things but it still feels really good. I'm really enthusiastic about my projects at the moment... let's face it that doesn't always happen, so I'm jumping on every chance to sew that I get.

I finished the three flower applique blocks I needed for Joan's quilt and I am so pleased I tried needle turn applique because I love it and will definitely try more patterns.

Tulips, Clover and Indiana Rose blocks from Treasury of Applique Quilt Patterns by Maggie Malone  

I also got my Bee A Brit Stingy blocks done for Emily. I know this will make a gorgeous quilt and I've come across so many beautiful versions of this classic while reading vintage quilt books.



Le Challenge

Today I've been working on my le challenge project - there's a couple of days left to make a project inspired by the theme of the Rising Sun, then link up on the 15th for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop. I'm really excited to see what everyone comes up with for this one!




You may have heard that the uber talented Rachael of Imagine Gnats has started an indiegogo campaign to raise funds so she can release her brilliant patterns on real life paper! This will be a great way for Rachael to expand her business and reach more sewers.


She currently has five PDF patterns available; a little while ago I bought the Roly Poly pinafore pattern so I can tell you that they are extremely thorough, clear and simple to follow patterns. Ok I only got as far as printing out the pattern before quilting distracted me but I intend to focus and get two made for my girls to wear this summer and I know even a novice like me can do that!


**Giveaway closed**

For your chance to win any one of the imagine gnats PDF patterns go and take a look at her patterns then come back and leave a comment on this post telling me which one you would like to make.

The giveaway is open to everyone and I will chose a random winner on Monday 17th February.

Show Rachael's campaign support and be the first to receive her paper patterns! To find out more, see all the rewards and contribute please CLICK HERE :)


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

26 comments:

  1. Your needle-turn is beautiful! Your toes in the picture made me smile, too. I often take the picture again. Just to get my toes out of the shot.

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  2. I'd like to make the pinafore for my daughter. Thank you for the chance to win. :)

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  3. I love the roly poly tunic. Super sweet

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  4. I like the fabrics in the Bee a Bit Stringy blocks.

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  5. Since I don't have little girls to sew for, I'll choose the Bess top :)

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  6. Your Bee blocks are great and the needleturn blocks are so beautiful - I really have to give needleturn a Chance ;-)

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  7. The roly poly pinafore! Ace needlepoint. I feel inspired to do my citrus sweet love blocks by that loveliness! :-)

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  8. Oh the Indiana Rose block is awesome!

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  9. pramuditahandaristi at gmail dot com

    That Indiana Rose block looks amazing! You're very talented.
    I really like the Bess Top from imagine gnats

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  10. intrigues to see your rising sun project!

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  11. I have the roly poly pattern. It is a lot of fun! I would love the Bess top!

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  12. Love that you're loving your projects, and love Rachael too :o) (although don't enter me please!)

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  13. I'd love the meridian {for women} pattern. I have never made clothing or used kints before, but this looks like a good place to start. jen.barnard@btinternet.com

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  14. I like the look of the Meridian for Kids. It looks a bit different from the norm. Jenny larking at gmail dot com

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  15. I would like to try the pinafore, looks cute!

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  16. Meridan, I have used Rach's patterns before, She is very supportive if you have questions, since I was new to sewing for kids, I had to ask.. LOL Also, check out my blog linky party and tell us a love story ! linky party for Valentines.

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  17. I've got my project done! That's right--I remembered. I made a digital print this time to go on the gallery wall I'm going to get around to one of these days... Oh, and I guess if I were to win I'd take the Bess top happily. :)

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  18. I like the Roly Poly Pinafore. I love your appliqué blocks, you did a great job.

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  19. Really doing well with that applique Lucy! Amazing! Keep doing it!

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  20. those are soo beautiful! I don't have anywhere NEAR that kind of talent!

    If I won, I would choose the roly poly pinafore! I have the tumble tee already...

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  21. My favorite is the Roly-Poly Pinafore. It would be darling on my granddaughter.

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  22. The Meridian for kids!

    jachelno at gmail dot com

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  23. Oh I love your appliqué blocks - they are gorgeous...! Would love a chance to win the meridian top for women... Am desperate to update my wardrobe with some new handmades! K x

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  24. The meridian {for kids} pattern-
    Thanks for a chance to win

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  25. I would love to make the BESS !!

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  26. I would love to make the the tumble tee pattern. I think it would be a great intro to sewing clothes for me and I have a wee niece I could practise on!
    They are all lovely though.
    Ax

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