almost there…

We’ve almost made it, January is coming to an end, we can leave those dull, dark, wet and cold January days behind us, and we can finally begin to enjoy the dull, dark, wet and even colder days of  February 😉  Don’t get me wrong I do love the winter months, there is something quite cosy about binding a quilt on the sofa with the fire on and my cat sleeping next to me, but I do miss the longer days, in the UK its dark at 4 pm and I long for the evenings that remain light till 9-10 pm.

So until then, here is a rainbow to bring some sunshine vibes your way

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If you happened to read my blog a few weeks ago, you’ll know I was signing up for lots of sewalongs, I really enjoy getting involved in these, I love to see what others come up with, and I love the social side – meeting new sewing friends

Pat Sloan in hosting a weekly sewalong, so i have four blocks to show you. I making all my blocks using Gutermann threads and Gutermann fabrics from the Portofino fabric collection… You can download all Pats blocks so far, from her website.

https://www.ilovetomakequilts.com/2019/01/pats-free-a-flower-bouquet-block-1.html

 

I has so much fun making tiny dresden plates for the #tinydresdenparty2019 hosted by Deidra at linktr.ee/quiltyobsession. I used fabrics from Stof fabrics, and have created a table topper (free tutorial coming real soon) – check out Stof’s website, its full of gorgeous fabrics www.stoffabrics.com/collection. I used Bosal double sided fusible foam, and it was really lovely to quilt on, I love the texture that the table topper now has.

 

Next up is a monthly challenge hosted by Jen patternsbyjen.blogspot.com.  Its a colour challenge, and this month its green. I teamed up some Island batik green pieces with some fabric I has left over from Northcott fabrics, they have the most amazing fabrics, check out their website by clicking the link below

www.northcott.net

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and the last one i wanted to show you was #modernhstbom. 

You can find out more about this Block of the month by visiting Steph’s blog  www.stephjacobsondesigns.com.
I had great fun making this block, as it meant I got to use my new AccuQuilt cutting machine, it was such a beautiful moment, making HST and having no dog ears to trim away. I decided to use up more of my Island Batik scraps, and teamed them with some Island Batik black, and Gutermann threads.
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I have loads more to share with you, but i appreciate you have things to do, and your cup of tea is finished, so until next time
I hope this post bring you loads of inspiration and ideas for what you could get involved in – happy sewing, i would love to sew along with you

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

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~Michelle~

x creativeblonde x

6 thoughts on “almost there…

  1. We are just beginning to see our days getting longer here, but it still gets dark by 6 pm. This weekend through mid-week, we will be having bitterly cold weather, down in the double-digit negative temps. I plan to stay tucked in with either quilting and a movie, or a good book and a hot drink. Your blocks are lovely!

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  2. Between Christmas and the end of January we add nearly 2 hours of light from about 4:30 to 6:00-6:30. SO welcome! I’m in western Oregon about midway, north to south. Winters are usually not cold enough for snow; none this year so far. Your work is beautiful and I especially loved the table runner. Looking forward to the tutorial. Happy quilting and dreams of spring!

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  3. The worst is over once we wave bye-bye to January. We are having a winter thaw here so the weather has been warm enough this week to make us think Spring is coming…NOT yet. I am fascinated by he fusible foam. Going to see where I can get here in Canada. I think it would be great for mini quilts. Your Pat Sloan blocks are so pretty.

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  4. I picked up the large pack of Gütermann threads when it was 50% at JoAnns. I feel so rich! Those tiny Dresdens are magnificent, and the quilting motif using the fabric as a guide made it spectacular! I have been looking a BOM’s but hadn’t decided anything before this sewing bee thing, so now I’ll wait until I finish this to try anything, but Pat Sloan’s is on my short list. 😄

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