Monday 28 May 2012

My Play Mini Quilt VOTING & Bee block

Hello everyone! 

As you may know already, I made a mini quilt for the 'Play - a mini quilt Competition' that Jenna at Sew Happy Geek organised.  Guess what?  The voting starts tomorrow (Tuesday 29th May) and ends Friday 1st June)!  I would realllly love it if you could take a minute to pop over to her linky party [here - have a quick link!!] and vote for mine!  This is what it looks like:

Queen of Diamonds - just in time for the Jubilee!

I've just had a look at the others and they are amazing.  Competition is stiff, once again!  I'm not sure why I keep torturing myself by thinking I can "play with the big kids" in these competitions... but I like the challenge [said in a teeny tiny voice]!

So, if you like mine -even just a little bit- please go vote :)  My self esteem will thank you and all my self doubt will be soothed at the same time too.  Thanks! 

'Nuff said.

And in other news, I have finished Cara from Pink Stitches' Bee Block 'Rocky Road to Kansas' for the first month of the Bee Europa 2012-2013 group.  This was my first 12.5 paper pieced block ever for the very first Bee I've ever been in!  Fun!!  I used a great tutorial over on Fresh Lemons Quilting and presto - this is how it turned out!

I also made her a wee Zakka-inspired mini magnet which measures 2 1/4 x 7/8 inches (just about the size of my thumb)!  I also did some hand stitching on it around the yellow X too!  And the best bit:  it even sticks to the fridge!  Result!  I will be sure to pack these to take to the retreat this weekend to pass them to Cara in person - yay!

I'm participating in...

Tomorrow I will have a tutorial up as part of the 'Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop'.  Here is a sneak peak to hopefully entice you back:

So that's all I've got today.  Lot's of begging!!  Thanks so much for 'bee-ing' 'sew' lovely - it makes me so very 'hoppy'!!

Linking my finished magnet to:

Also linked to sew many ways' Sew Darn Crafty, Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday and Quilting by the River's Linky Party Tuesday.


Deborah said...

Lovely projects! Very creative mini quilt! Love your bee block!

Cherie said...

Such a great playing card. voting is in 9hrs however...I'll have to remember to pop back.
Awesome block and such a cute magnet. Love the frog! =D

Cille said...

Very cute magnet. What a great idea to make from the scraps :)

Kelly said...

Lots of gorgeous here Amy!

Pink Stitches said...

Amy the block is fab and thank you for the extra gorgeous little magnet!! Thank you so much and can not wait to meet you at the retreat!! Yay :)

Beth said...

All your projects look great.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Thank you Beth - did the experiment work?

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What neat projects! Love the Queen of Diamonds and your Rocky Road has such neat colors! Thanks for sharing!
Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

Elizabeth said...

I love all of your Zakka projects. That mini magnet is adorable! Great finish! Thank you for linking up!

xo -E

P.S. Your Bee Block is amazing! And I love the Queen of Hearts as well!