Keeping out of trouble…

Hello, thanks for stopping by.

I wanted to do a quick post to keep you updated with the many quilt-a-longs I’m taking part in this year, and to announce the winner of the Lap Size Piece of Vlieseline Wool Batting competition from last weekend…

Here are blocks 12 and 13 out of 20, of The Flower Bouquet quilt along hosted by Pat @quilterpatsloan,

Im using fabrics by Gutermann from the Portifino collection

I got in nice an early with April blocks for the Sewing Bee 4 group, this month block has been chosen by Jayne @plaincreations for the charity @siblingstogetherquiltgroup

I used some Island batik scraps, I love the swirls in the purple

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This week brought with it Unit C of the Daisy Chain Mystery Quilt-along – hosted by Amanda @honeybunnyanddoll.

I’m so excited to see how these blocks are going to come together…

This months colour challenge is Blue, this quilt along is being hosted by Jen @patternsbyjen.

I’ve been using Batik scraps throughout this challenge…

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and the last in the quilt alongs this month, is the Modern HST BOM hosted by Steph @stephjacobsondesigns.

I’ve used Ditty Batiks and Black Batiks to complete this block

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The Winner of the beautifully soft Vlieseline Wool batting is… 

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Huge congratulations, please get in touch with your address, so I can this sent out to you – happy sewing

You can follow me here on my blog, and you can also find me on Instagram and Facebook

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle @creativeblonde66

 

and the winner is…

Wow and Wow, I’ve been totally blown away with all the beautiful comments on my ‘home sweet home’ quilt. I’ve really enjoyed reading each and every comment, about what makes your home special, a couple of comments even brought a tear to my eye.

Huge thanks to everyone who entered, i wish i had a kit for everyone, but i do have the pattern, and you can download my free print friendly PDF here

home sweet home pdf

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I would love to see your makes, please tag me on IG or FB @creativeblonde66

The winner of this kit is

*** Irene Vigil ***

Irene left me the following comment

” What a beautiful “house” project. I, too, love house blocks. Thanks for the opportunity to win your generous giveaway. I’d love to have the pattern and all the extras are “icing on the cake”

Congratulations Irene

Please email me, or direct message me on Instagram or Facebook, your address and i will get this kit posted out to you, happy sewing

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Many thanks for reading, have a lovely week ahead, until next time… happy sewing

Check out my Instagram and Facebook page @creativeblonde66

~Michelle~

x creativeblonde x

And the winner is…

And the winner is …

‘Linda Cejnar’

Huge congratulations to you. Please email me your details and I will get your batik goodie bag sent out to you.

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Massive thank you to everyone who entered and left such beautiful comments, each and everyone made me smile 😊

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For more chances to see some more quilting eye candy and to win some fabulous prizes, head over to Facebook to take a look at the ‘my happy place’ row-along that started 4th September, please come back to see my row on the 2nd October 😊 Hosted my Marian at ‘seams to be sew’ IMG_20180905_074636_871

Happy sewing

x creative blonde x

I wish you a merry quilt-a-long (so far…)

I’m taking part in a fantastic quilt along, hosted by a group on Facebook -‘ i wish you a merry quilt-a-long’ Made up of 12 blocks, using a variety of techniques, which are different in each block, and id thought id share my blocks so far, its not too late to join, and the prizes are amazing.

Block 1:  Released 1st august by Vanda at ‘quilt in piece’ Each pattern is free, and comes with a great tutorial to guide you through each technique.

Here is mine… One of my favorite techniques – applique using blanket stitch, the sheen on the gutermann thread, give this an extra magical effect.

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Block 2: Released 15th August by Janda bend quilts

This block was created using paper piecing, i love the simplicity of this one…

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I was so keen to photograph my first two blocks together, the hardest thing was finding some Christmas decorations as props in august!!

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Block 3: Released 29th August by Laura at ‘slice of pi’

I love this patchwork block, i came to the conclusion because of the fabric i chose, its more suitable for Mrs Santa Claus, then the man himself !

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Loving how my first three blocks are looking together so far… and i even found a new prop from my kids bedroom – yay!

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Block 4: Released August 29th by Jennifer at ‘the inquiring quilter’ – yep it was a double block week… Double the Christmas stitching fun

Loving these applique templates, took me a while to decide on the fabrics, but i’m happy with the results, and i got to use favorite blanket stitch again

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My first four blocks…

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Block 5: Released 12th September by Sherry at ‘powered by quilting’

I was surprised at how enormous this snowman came out, no Christmas quilt would be complete with a snowman though… I gave him a cheeky grin and a hat to be proud of.

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Blocks 1-5 completed… I’ll admit i’m slightly lacking in the Christmas prop department in this photo

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Block 6: Released 26th September by Sandra at ‘Sandra Healy Designs’

I was apprehensive about this block, but ended up really enjoying it, adding the blond hair, and my own Halo !

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Half way done… i’m so pleased with the way this quilt is coming together, and so looking forward to the next 6 blocks

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I was over the moon to of won one of the amazing prizes too… I know its just picked at random, but i was chuffed to bits, first time I’ve ever won anything.

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Block 7: Released 10th October by Sandy at ‘Sandy star designs’

Block 8 : Released 10th October by ‘slice samuels quilt co’

Its another double block week – still time to get involved 🙂

Thanks for reading, happy quilting

x creativeblonde x