I just couldn't leave work this week without some Meadow by Leah Duncan, Art Gallery Fabrics. I got some Sprinkled Morning and Valley of Azure for my rose star quilt - her prints have the best names! I also picked up some hand quilting thread and between needles for quilting the vintage quilt. One of the best things (of many) about Patchfinders is that we cut fabric as small as 10cm x width of fabric and can go up in 5cm increments. It's so perfect for English Paper Piecing or any project when you need only a small amount of fabric. Obviously I only needed a little but I got 1/4m of each anyway! I really want to make a Staple Dress and I'm thinking of getting Geos Deep Marina because I love that print but am nervous it will be too bold - your thoughts please?

Yesterday I went to the Minerva Crafts Meet Up day (more about that tomorrow) and I couldn't resist getting these cute FQs - I think I was in a girly mood!

Clockwise from top left: Cute kitten - kittens, fruit and bees oh my!; Happy Mochi Yum Yum by Monica Solorio-Snow, Lecien; Russian Dolls; American Country Collection, Lecien.

As I'm writing there's still about 12 hours left for you to link up any projects that fit the theme 'Charity' over at le challenge. Any finished craft projects or quilt tops can be linked and anyone can join in! There's a prize from the Fat Quarter Shop for one random winner. You can find out all about le challenge here.

Le Challenge

And we've just announced the next challenge theme... SMALL. So if you missed the last link this should be a pretty easy theme to create something and link up with us on 15th July!

It's 18 years today since the bombing of Manchester city centre. No one was killed but I was working there that day (Saturday job, I was 16) and it was a horrendous experience. So grateful and thankful it wasn't worse and I'm very proud of my wonderful city!

Oh and Happy Father's Day!

Molli Sparkles