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.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Update on the Something New Sampler Competition

Voting on the finished projects made as part of the Something New Sampler has finished and the results are in.  My quilt top, which I'm calling Pole Dancing came in third so I'm very happy!  For finishing third I won a fat quarter bundle from Sew Me A Song. I'll post a photo once I receive my booty!  If you'd like to see all the winners you can do so here!  A big thank you to Amy for hosting this sampler and also to the sponsors for providing the prizes.  I really enjoyed taking part.

This month my Quilting Block Swap Australia swap partner was Carin from Sweden who sent me this lovely block, a charming book mark and a Swedish choccie.  Isn't that purple fabric great?!

That choccie didn't last very long and it was lovely. It was a thin piece of brittle toffee covered in a thin layer of chocolate. I'm in love!  We have a shop in Adelaide which specialises in supplying sweets from all over the world so I'm going to pop in and see if I can get them there but if not, my brother is heading over to visit his daughter in London for Christmas and then they are off to Finland for a week. I noticed on the back of the packet that there was a notation for Finland so hopefully they can get me some there! Yum!  So thanks Carin for a new love and a lovely block for my collection.

I won't post a photo of the block I sent Carin yet as I don't think she will have received it yet (and she's one of my followers so don't want to spoil the surprise!).

Carin's block fits in beautifully with my other blocks and I think I only need two more now.  I might even make one myself so that only leaves one for April.  Time to decide on a new block for May then!  Here are the blocks I have collected so far:

The colours are not quite as vibrant as they look in this photo, the red/aqua one towards the top is actually closer in colour to the one near the bottom so I'm thinking one with a deep red background perhaps and maybe a blue and orange star? or maybe black and orange star? Hmmm, have to raid my stash to make a decision!

Thanks for visiting my blog today, feel free to make some suggestions about what colour I'm missing in those stars!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your prize Sue, It is well deserved. The Daim bars can be found in abundance in Ikea.. all thinks Sweedish, you can get them as bars or bags of small sweets... careful not to get addicted :-)


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