Friday, January 11, 2013

T.G.I.F.F. - A Few (more) Firsts!

Good evening to you all!  Tonight I'm linking up with T.G.I.F.F over at From Blank Pages!

Given we only got back from our holiday last Saturday, I've had a rather productive week.  I wrote myself a list of projects I wanted to get done before I get back in to the "paid to do" sewing.  On the top of that list was my first ever Block for a Quilting Bee!  I only found out what a quilting bee was a few weeks ago, and was thrilled when I was added to one.  The Bee of the month (which is actually for February, not January as I thought) chose THIS BLOCK.  I had a quiet little panic when I first saw it, because I basically thought "how the hell am I going to make that?!?!"  But once I took a few breaths and actually read the instructions, it really sounded straight forward.....

I set about scrounging through my scraps tub, and then re-discovered a few scrap bags, and between them both found a really varied array of amazing fabrics!  I wasn't really sure about the colour matching, but the Bee requested brights for the HST (half square triangles - just learnt that too!)  So I just went with my first choices and thought I would see how it turned out.  Turns out it looks awesome!!!!

Ta-daaaaaaaaa!  Very pleased with myself and the fact that they basically all have points!

The second thing on my list was another thing I had never done before - making dolls..... I wrote a post last week about why I was making them, which you can read HERE.  I enlisted the help of a very excited nine year old, who had been waiting oh so patiently for me to show her how to use her sewing machine.  I gave her free range to my fabric stash and she chose aquas.  I went with pinks.  It took us a few hours, but we got there in the end!

Very proud of herself!

Two little dollies ready for a home!
And the last things I finished this week were two divine outfits for a Jennifer Pagnelli Showcase over at Alex & Grace Designs.  Libby love JP's designs, and chose her fabrics for her Birthday Celebrations!  I have to come clean and say I have never bought JP before, but when I saw this So St. Croix fabric, I fell in love!  So here are my two submissions!  One for the big girls, and one for the little!  They will be available for sale on the 19th of January.

And that's it my friends!  I started a couple of other projects, but will leave that for next week.  I also started with more chicken pox remedies after my two girls starting breaking out yesterday!  Hoorah!  

How long til school starts back??


  1. The block looks great! So striking with the black background. And how can you not love a block when it's named LynneBobSquarePants?!

  2. It all looks so awesome. Great work!

  3. Radiant block! The other projects are just cute.

  4. What a lovely contemporary look. It reminds me of an Amish quilt with a modern twist.

  5. The quilt block is gorgeous and I love your cute little dolls! :)


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