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Sunday, 26 August 2012

Help + A Giveaway

I saw a quilt on a British Blog - I really thought it was Kerry's blog <--- LINK which I love and go to a lot to see what she has done - so go and have a look if you haven't because she is amazing.  So I bought two yards (g-d forbid I should ever do anything by halves) of

FLAX Yarn Dyed Essex, Linen and Cotton Blend Fabric from Robert Kaufman from Fresh Modern Fabric <--- LINK

at Etsy

and I duly received it and I went to Kerry's blog to look at the quilt top again and I couldn't find it.  So I emailed her today and although she did make one top using some linen it wasn't the one I had seen because the one I had seen used 5" squares (I think) and Kerry's used Drunkards Path and I don't think I'm brave enough to do that yet.  Not only did whoever it was that stitched it have a photo of it and live in the UK she also put a link where the linen could be purchased here in the U.K. but unfortunately they didn't have any so I bought it from the Etsy shop above.

So if anybody can remember who in England has shown a quilt top made with Charm Squares and Flax hand-dyed linen please let me know.  Please leave a comment on here and whoever remembers who made the quilt top will get a giveaway from me I promise of some fabric.  So please somebody remember and let me know.

Thank you all so much.  

Until next time ...
Lots of Love
Patti xxx
American by birth and MOUTH but British in every other way

Thursday, 16 August 2012

I've Changed My Mind

I just want to thank all of you who wrote to me telling me where I could get another Lilac Lane jelly roll.  You are awesome  and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

So what else is new I hear you ask yourself?

Well, the reason I need two of those jelly rolls was because I wanted to make this in King Size

I fell in love with it but having looked at it again I've decided I want to make a lap quilt out of or a single bed quilt.  I think there is just too much white for my bed, seeing as Mr. Early spends so much time on it watching TV, and I think I'd prefer more color (colour) in my bed quilt.  So I don't need a second jelly roll after all.

The only thing I didn't understand when watching this video, and looking at how much fabric was needed, was that Jenny says that the entire quilt is made up of 9 blocks which is fine by why would you need extra fabric?  I just worked it out!  The white blocks in the middle are not made from a jelly roll.  DUH!!!  But me being me I think I just might use a jelly roll for the middle 9 patch squares as well as this way it will all be perfect (one hopes) and also it's not gonna be in white because of my jelly roll I think I will use cream and not Moda either because, IMHO, Kona is just so much superior.

So, I hope you enjoy this YouTube video that Jenny has made.  Her instructions are always so clear.  She has made loads of tutorials for YouTube so enjoy and go and see some more!!!

Until next time ...
Lots of Love Patti xxx
American by birth and MOUTH
but British in every other way

Monday, 13 August 2012

I'm searching please


Did anybody buy this Jelly Roll and isn't going to use it and would be willing to sell it to me please?

It's called Lilac Hill and was produced by Moda

If you do have one could you please email me.  Because I have one but need two for a quilt I have found that I would love to make for my bed.

Until next time ... 
Lots of Love Patti xxx
American by birth and MOUTH but British in every other way