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July 21, 2013

Some little Surprises!

After getting my mojo back (thanks Fee)
 I decided to put some finishing touches 
to my new free quilt BOM
which will be available as of Friday 2nd of August,
 and running for 9 weeks.
 Each week the blocks will be available for two weeks only,
then offered for sale in my Craftsy Store.
 So be sure to remember to download them when they are available.

 
 Its looking very swish and I am loving the range of fabric.
 It's FLIRT by Sandy Gervais and so yummy... 
Reds, Aqua and soft pinks.. a little Grey too.
 The finished size will be approx 54in square...
(I will now exact size once I have quilted it later this week)
 There is 16 little set-in stitchery blocks,
some large nine patch blocks and some sashing and borders too.
 You will get each week for 8 weeks, two mini stitchery blocks,
 the instructions to finish the mini blocks,
 then I will give the finishing instructions for the quilt in week 9.
 

I can tell you I used two Flirt charm packs and some yardage in this quilt.
 or you could just do a scrappy one to stash bust some fabrics.
 I will reveal the whole quilt finished 
closer to the time so you can see what you will be making.

 
 Hope your excited about this like me...its looking so Swish...

 If your looking for Flirt fabric to make it the exactly the same as me
 you can purchase some HERE
Remember two charm packs and 1/2mt of contrast and 1m of border fabric.

 Happy Days
 Hugs Dawn x x x

July 17, 2013

I'm in Print!

Its so much fun when I can make a project and then see it in print..
 This months Patchwork and Stitching magazine
is on sale now and has some wonderful projects in it.

If your in Australia then check out your
 local Newsagent for a copy.

  My Tweet Tweet Sewing Set is in there 

 Fee's gorgeous quilt pattern and a wall hanging.
and Miche'les adorable 'Licorice Allsorts' pattern... yummy
So thrilled I can grace a magazine with some dear friends.
 If your an overseas friend and want to purchase my
 'Tweet Tweet' sewing set pattern it's available next month on Craftsy.

Don't forget my Craftsy Giveaway HERE.

 Happy Sewing

 Hugs Dawn x x




July 16, 2013

Craftsy Giveaway!

Craftsy... have you seen or heard of it.
 Its a wonderful craft site with the most 
informative tutorials, patterns from some wonderful designers
 and a place to chat and learn all things craft.
 Its easy to use and is Free to join...
 Once you have joined in you can browse and join in the fun.
 There's many things to choose from, quilting classes
 cake decoartion classes...everything for the crafter.

 I'm thinking of making these fabrics...Tapestry by Fig Tree Fabrics..

into a Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bag  from Craftsy,
 It will teach you how to make a bag as well as learning the techniques
 to make a clutch, shoulder bag and the benefit is  you can 
Quilt-As-You-Go....that's a bonus I think.
 I have plans for my bag already...

 Do you want to make one as well?
 Spread the word I am having a Giveaway!
 Anyone could win a fabulous
Craftsy Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bag Class
 If you are already a Craftsy Member thats ok...
or if your new to the Craftsy community thats ok too!

 All you have to do is use this LINK
 and join or Log-In....
You must use the link if you want to enter the GIVEAWAY..
 Easy as.. 
 Giveaway ends 25th July 2013.... be sure to enter.

 Now of to cut some fabric and watch the Tutorial.

 Happy Sewing
 Hugs Dawn x x x







Rest, Relax and Recoup!

Its been so long since blogging...Sorry!
I just had a few weeks where I needed to rest, recoup and relax a bit.
 Let my body do its thing and recover.
 The chemo I am having took a little getting used too, 
I had my blah days, don't want to get up days
 no sewing could entice me days....SO
 I made my little family my priority and did just things with my precious girls
 and Darling Hubby..

 We cooked and played games and did lots of fun things with mummy.. 

 I am on the homeward stretch now, so some sewing is happening...
 and with my wonderful friends cheering me on
 and encouraging me I am looking at the finish line...

Happy Days
 Hugs Dawn x x x