Tuesday 22 May 2012

Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop

Today is the first day of the Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop being hosted by Beth at Plum and June.  First up are Kelsey Sews and Billy Button Design

They are both lovely colourful blogs: please do visit.  I really like Kelsey's On a Whim Quilt here and Erin's Echo quilt with its awesome quilting.

The theme of the hop is novelty prints. Each participant can show off a make or tutorial so I'm looking forward to seeing what Kelsey and Erin have done.  I've just bought some fun fabric for when it's my turn in July. Here's a peek:

Catch of the Day fabrics by Hoodie

I have an idea for these which has been simmering away but I don't know if I can pull it off !  If I can and I'm really quick, there's also Ellison Lane's Summer Sewing Contest to think about.

First I just have to wash and tidy this:

It's the second quilt for the charity Siblings Together (also my second ever quilt), designed with an older boy in mind.  I quilted it over the last few days with meandering lines about an inch apart (I'm wondering whether to add more - what do you think?) and bound it in a scrappy binding made with leftovers from making the triangles.  Proper pictures when it's washed (and maybe the sun will come out too).  I'm linking up to

Fresh Poppy Design


  1. He will love it! who wouldn't. It's such a good cause too. Your fabric choices are spot on for an older boy and I love the quilting stitch you used too.

    1. Oh and another thing, you wouldn't have a clue that it is your second ever quilt!

  2. Your fabric for the hop is awesome! Thanks for blogging about it today. And I love your quilt - great colors!

  3. Your quilt looks great I don't think you need to add any more quilting.

    Love your fabrics for the blog hop too! Haven't even begun to think of mine :)

  4. I think the quilting looks perfect at is. What a great quilt!!

  5. Love the solids and the quilting fits!

  6. I love everything in this quilt! The colours, the design, the scrappy binding and the organic straight line quilting. I never tried Triangles and I'm deeply impressed that you used them in your second quilt ever!!!

  7. Your solids quilt looks great and I'm very interested to find out what you've got up your sleeve for those novelty prints!


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