Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sweet Friends, Bits and Bobs.

I had a lovely visit last week,  from one of my bloggy friends, Sandrine. She gave me a beautiful handmade soap that has the most wonderful blackberry fragrance...mmm yummy. (thankyou very much, Sandrine)

I went to the Brisbane Craft & Quilt fair recently, with some of the gals from the quiltgroup. I didn't buy much really, but I had a great day out looking at everything.

One of the fabrics I bought. It is Japanese and printed on both sides. There is the cherries/braid/strawberries on one side, then the blue check/polkadots on the other.

Hubby gave me an Angus & Robertson bookstore voucher he had been given, lucky me. Whilst looking in the bookstore, I found this lovely book, Material Obsession two, full of inspirational quilts.

I have started working on another quilt - 'Flowers for Thee' by the Chook Shed pattern company.  I found this (old) pattern in a magazine, at my quiltgroup's library. It has a lot of tartan fabrics in it. I will be able to use up a stash of tartan pieces that I have had for a very long time. The quilt is made up of a four-patch and an appliqued block that has a simple basket and heart on it. I think it will make a nice picnic quilt.
Happy Stitching,
Sandi x
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jannimary said...

You were very restrained at the craft show. I'm intrigued by the double sided fabric. Have you decided how to use it, or did you just "have to have it"?

Sandrine said...

oh looking forward to see your perfect picnic quilt Sandy, the soaps from Erin are divine, I am glad you like it;)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Sandi I love hand made soaps...I try to buy some when I see them!!! Your fabrics are just gorgeous...your picnic quilt in tartan will be fantastic...Looking forward to seeing it!!!

Lynne said...

Unusual pretty fabric.