Welcome to my blog about my quilting journey! I started quilting in 2006 with a quilt of my own design which started as a cushion cover and ended up as a single bed sized quilt! Now I'm totally hooked....maybe obsessed is a better word for it.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Something New Sampler - First Block!

On the spur of the moment I decided to join in with the Something New Sampler over at The Cute Life. It caught my attention as it uses rectangular blocks and will introduce some techniques which are a little different to the usual samplers such as Bargello, Sashiko, Trapunto, Folding etc!

The first block was the bargello block and I chose to use some of my stash of pinks and greens as these colours kept jumping into my cart when I was online shopping last year but I don't really have a project for them. Well, I didn't and now I do!

While I love the fabrics I used in this block, I should have used a solid or a contrasting fabric in there somewhere but overall, its a pretty block I guess! Oh well, live and learn!

Next week there are two more blocks, folding and scraptastic - sounds interesting, hope I can get them both done!

I received my December Quilting Block Swap Australia block this week from Jen in the USA:

That background fabric is almost psychedelic don't you think? Love it!

Well that's it for me! Time to fold the washing, blah!

Thanks for stopping by today,


  1. I think your bargello block looks great! Fun colors!

  2. Your Bargello block is really cool. I can see what you mean about a solid but I still think its a really fun block with its own charm.


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