Friday, January 18, 2013

New things....


The winners of the  thread catchers are ....




(Thanks to Mr Random as I would find it just toooooo hard to choose)

please send me your snail mail addresses..... and I'll get these dinky little baskets off to you...

I had some strips of the same fabric so I made up this mat for my sewing machine......

.... same thing as a table runner really....

...... but it is for my sewing machine .....

... and matches my thread catcher ...


Now I think I mentioned that I wanted to start some new projects.....  there is a few of us sewing this just the cutest Christmas quilt together..... I just llllloooooooovvvvveeee it...


I'm starting with Santa's house..... oh my goodness there are a lot of tiny pieces....


This is the first block I have prepared... it is going to be sooooo much fun


what about joining us... just pop along to Val's place HERE and have a look at what the plan is

I am also taking part in a Traditional 9 patch swap in Reproduction prints and this is my selection of fabrics....


since the lights weren't that light I did this B & W exposure to check on there would be enough difference (the value of the fabric??).... I like the way it shows up lighter and darker this way....  


what new thing are you starting? .... I hope I'm not alone!

Righto, Gotto Go... new things to make.... UFO's to finish off .....

41 comments:

  1. Oh No you are so not alone with starts :) Already this year (and yes we are only 18 days in) I have committed to start Dear Jane (super long term project) signed up for a class at my LQS to make the Glacier Star, and of course I am doing this xmas one with you (when my book arrives) and I might just have got an invoice in my inbox for a new BOM ... woops, better get stitching! hugs

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  2. I got your post notification through google plus and popped right over :)
    Sad I didn't win a lovely thread catcher now I might have to make some myself. LOve the machine mat. I don't have many pretty little prints. Maybe my goal should be to increase my stash :D
    Santas house is looking great.

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  3. Had a play with fabrics for my quilt too. It's much more FUN being with others sewing the same project isn't it! :)

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  4. Congratulations to the winners of the thread catchers...lucky gals!! Oh that Christmas quilt is just too cute!! Love the shapes used on the houses and the yummy candy. Happy times with the project, sounds like stacks of fun.
    Cheers, Anita.

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  5. How cute is that Christmas quilt. Im sure there are many off us with new projects starting! Love the machine mat!

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  6. love the repro fabrics...I hope your in the same 9 patch swap as me!!....the black and white photo is a great idea...Love santa quilt too...just so cute! Xx Lea

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  7. congrats to the lucky winners and boy Fiona lots of beautiful projects you have planned,i just love the xmas house so cute,enjoy your day my friend.xx

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  8. Fiona, I didnt get tempted by North Pole because I have made it. Phew, one temptation less!!!
    I love it - it is so beautiful. There sure are lots of small pieces. Are you doing yours needleturn?

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  9. You are going to be so busy Fiona! That Christmas quilt will be gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing progress on that one.

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  10. Lucky winners.
    Lovely matching sewing machine mat.
    Cute quilt for Christmas.

    Enjoy your new projects.

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  11. Oh how I have always looooooooooved that Christmas pattern. So much fun and whimsey! You're going to have the best time!

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  12. You are certainly not alone in starting new projects. I love what you have chosen. Great tip for finding out the values of fabric.

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  13. Congrates to the Thread Catcher winners...
    WOW your first block is looking fabulous.. Are you going to needle turn, buttonhole by hand or machine do it???? Did you fussy cut some of the fabrics ???
    For now I have put my sewing aside to work on Quilts for Tassie.. So far have finished one baby, one has to have the binding to put on and one sandwiched ready to quilt...
    Will do my things again lata.......

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  14. Oh! I would LUV to do North Pole...maybe not this year though it would be fun to be doing it wit a group.

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  15. YAY congratulations to the winners! Love the sewing machine mat and the Christmas quilt - that one is going to be a labour of love, wow!

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  16. Such a cute new Christmas project......it will keep you very busy. Very organised for the nine patch swap, I like your fabrics.

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  17. Oh Fiona....I started off small to get me in the applique mood and I still mucked up my block for the North Pole QAL!!! hahaha.....hope it isn't a sign of things to come.....yours looks beautiful!!! I'm sticking to machine applique....I'd never get it finished if I needleturned!!! How about you??
    Love your fabrics for your sewing machine mat too....noice!!!!
    xox sugary hugs
    Wendy :O)

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  18. Love the Christmas quilt. The mat is gorgeous & i love the colours for you 9 patch. Hugs,xx.

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  19. Been away, just caught up on your posts, love your scrappy trips blocks but really adore your new Christmas quilt, such fun! You certainly have been busy - the cushion is great, I am sure the lucky person will enjoy it.

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  20. Just love the colours in your sewing machine mat.
    I am hoping to rediscover my sewing table, I have some quilting to do
    http://www.loopysplace.co.uk/blog.html

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  21. love your new christmas project!
    Your new runner/sewing mat.
    well done to the catcher winners, you lucky ducks.
    Am fighting the urge to start a new big project. I have seen a lovely bom but I am imposing a week cooling off period before I commit whether I really want/need to do it.

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  22. Good to see those thread catchers going to good homes, congratulations to the winners. Lovely new project. Love your reproductions selection. Good idea to use the B&W setting to check the values and something I should do more often.

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  23. Sadly, I will not be starting anything new until I have done a few UFO's!
    But I have to wait cos my house got flooded and all me fabrics went into storage! *sigh*

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  24. Are you kidding....you are definitely not alone. LOL! You have lots of wonderful new things happening.
    Congrats to the winners.

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  25. Doesn't the black & white make a difference in judging that - great idea. Love block no. 1. It will be a stunning quilt. Tracee xx

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  26. Well, thank you! Email on its way. What a fun Christmas quilt! Back in the days before I had a digital camera I would lay out my fabrics just as you have done, then take a copy of them on a photocopier.......made it easy to see the lights and darks without the colours getting in the way.

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  27. What an absolutely gorgeous xmas quilt Fiona - so tempting and love the colors of your reproduction fabrics

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  28. Congratulations to the winners! I'm still working my way through gifts for the UK.... phew. Hugs x

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  29. Oh my goodness!!! I love that quilt... just saw it at Wendy's and Val's... hmmmm... do I need to look up the book? Sigh..! xxx

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  30. My next two projects will probably be to finish the quilt top I inherited from Honey Bear's Grandma & Aunts....and a rag quilt that I've had fabric for about 4 years.....

    That applique on the Christmas quilt looks so difficult to me...so tiny.
    Mama Bear

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  31. Congrats to the winners. You christmas quilt is VERY cute.

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  32. A lovely choice for a xmas quilt...love your reprod fabrics!! ive bought mine too for the swap :)

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  33. Love your projects...have one or two happening...LOL...

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  34. Congrats to the winners......
    Your new Christmas project is fantastic Fiona, it's going to be a masterpiece! Love the colours in your sewing machine mat, and your new swap fabrics too...

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  35. Your first block looks great and your link from Google+ worked fine.

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  36. That is a cute Christmas quilt, will follow your progress through the year..

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  37. Oh my that Christmas quilt will be gorgeous and your first block is perfect , love your fabric choices !I am closing my eyes though as I would love doing this as it is my kind of fun but there are only so many hours in the day and I seem to use them up too fast already ;-) You will have fun with the nine patch exchange , I just finished 11 blocks for our exchange Tuesday . Have fun with your projects ! Hugs Sheila

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  38. Congratulations to the winners, I'll still use my plastic tub!!! No I will make a thread catcher.

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  39. congrats to the thread catcher winners.....

    i just love you repro fabrics, they look great....
    everyone is so organised most have already bought all their fabrics

    love the christmas quilt

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  40. congrats to the thread catcher winners.....

    i just love you repro fabrics, they look great....
    everyone is so organised most have already bought all their fabrics

    love the christmas quilt

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  41. oooh, I love it when you start a new applique project! Can't wait to see your progress.

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