So this week I have to ADD a few to my list because last week I finished so many!! I know I know... but these ones are super fabulous!!
First up is my 'Portholes' sample which WILL one day be made into a wall hanging. Just need to make a few more... This was definitely something I had never tried before - in fact the whole class was new to this technique [thank you Lucie]. And circles - me? Doing circles? Yup - and I am pretty proud of them too!! I tried something new :)
|Porthole technique by Lucie Summers.|
Third up is my Zakka Zip Organiser - no photo sorry! I started cutting the fabric bits but got sidetracked by all the errors in the pattern. So between the errata listed on the C&T Publishing website and the wonderful Spotted Stones blog (who found an additional error!) I think I am nearly ready to start sewing. Wish me luck!! I'll need it because I am using some of "My Precious" Echino fabrics...
And in other news - I am a lucky lucky girl! Remember Giveaway Day/Week on 21st May? Well today the postman brought me some awesome mail!! I received the cutest handmade pouch by Veronica at sewVery. She sent this birdie pouch (with butterflies on the back) and included a gorgeous necklace too!! Thank you very much Veronica - it is beautiful and exactly my taste - and I'm already using the pouch for coins and have attached my key chain to it!! Awesome!
I can't forget to mention Henrietta Hippo! I won this pattern to make a really cute adorable and awesome Hippo from a little space for my random thoughts. Thank you very much and like I said earlier "holy hippo - I won"!! Also, I received a crocheted bracelet all the way from Slovenia from Coprnije - awesome, thank you! And another very exciting package arrived this week too - this one FILLED with cool vintage goodness from eager hands in the USA! Vintage fabric, buttons, lace, a vintage dress pattern, a vintage hand embroidered table runner and a gorgeous necklace pendant. I'm so pleased - thank you very much! I love Giveaway Day/week - can't wait for next year!!
Here is an updated WiP/UFO list:
June Bee Europa block
Finish Green-grey-teal-turquoise quilt
Finish Mod Sampler quilt
LMQG Inspired by Art item for July
Sew into Solids Blocks - so behind it hurts!
Paper pieced Union Jack pillow case
Paper pieced Union Jack pillow case
Long Term WiP's [no progress]:
Wonky log cabins
Wonky houses and trees
UFO list [definitely no progress!]:
Half Square triangle mini quilt
EPP Pencil case
Amy Butler Love Quilt top
Here is my June Small Projects list [of things I hope to make - if I do, I do - if I don't, I don't]:
- Tweed Pouch
- Neckerchief thing
- Folding card wallet
- Teapot hotpad
- Mix Master hotpad
- Patchwork Pot holder
- Another 241 Tote
Linking up with WiP Wednesday, TNT Thursday and Fabric Tuesday.
|QED on the 15th|
I loved Lucie's class, so much fun and it worked brilliantly. Admire your perseverance as my paper pieced sample is going to stay as a lone piece of fabric!
Oh, look at the gorgeous pothole showing a peek at some butterflies! Can't say you aren't letting the grass grow under your feet since returning from the retreat. :o) Well done, Amy!
Lucky you! Sweet prizes.
Love seeing your lists. There's something exciting about seeing it all laid out - seeing what's on the go and then checking things off the list. You remind me that I need to update my own lists.
Happy sewing, Amy!
Whoops. Just caught my typo... I meant Porthole... not pothole. Eep.
I keep calling them Potholes too - which they could be... porthole, pothole - both work ;)
The porthole technique looks totally awesome ;)
I loved the FQ Retreat but was gutted that I wasn't in Lucie's portholes class. Your porthole blick looks fab! I have to hope either that I can follow the porthole instructions in the FQ Retreat issue when it comes out, or that Lucie will do the class again next year. I have made some progress on my Union Jack pillow however!
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