Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Off to the North Pole....

... well it feels like that is where I am today.... no warm and sunny Queensland here... it is wet, and soggy and not gone above 12degrees today.... trackies, warm slippers and loads of coffee.... and a bit of sewing....

Today is North Pole Quilt along show off day and I spent the cold morning making my latest blocks...

3 Trees....

... and Carl' Cars & Trucks/Delilah's Doll Shop....

  
.....but I just have a Boyz side and a Girlz side ....


... and then I joined some of the blocks together....


... and the other side.... 


I haven't been conscientious about reversing my pattern and not everything fits together as it should...  can you see the crack in the snow?


.... so far this is where I am up to.... 8 more applique blocks....

Val is hosting the North Pole stitchalong ... we are hoping to have this ready this Christmas - there's quite a few being made... not too late to join in.....


Just before I left for my warm sunny trip north I won an awesome prize from Cheryl at Cheryl's Stitchings who was celebrating 100 posts...


2 lovely patterns... one of Michelle Ridgeway and one of Anni Downs... two of my favourite designers... and fabric from Lynette Anderson and cottage garden threads.... and that lovely card... - it includes the recipe for those Chocolate Creams .....  chocolate and stitching is a winning combination....

Thanks so much Cheryl, I'm delighted....  

Righto..... my phone/camera is back.... I nearly kissed Mr Postie!!! 

28 comments:

  1. lol Fiona you are getting our weather,love those nth pole blocks they look fantastic,well done and congrats on your lovely win Fiona,enjoy.xx

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  2. welcome to Melbourne weather!
    great progress on your north pole blocks. you could always applique something to cover the crack in the snow.
    love all the different fabrics together.

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  3. Looks like we are all enjoying a cold snap. Love the way these blocks are growing and looking good together.

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  4. Love it - maybe you just need a little tree or something over the join to cover the missing snow!!

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  5. Your blocks look great! :0)

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  6. Your blocks look great all together. I like your boys and girls block. Maybe a little penguin could cover the crack in the snow.

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  7. Loving your North Pole blocks Fiona - I havn't had a chance to work on mine this month. glad you loved your prize- hope you enjoy making/using all the bits p.s actually from other Cheryl, cherylsstitchings

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  8. Same weather as we had today! Congratulations on your win. Love that stitching, too!

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  9. Your North Pole is looking very bright and cheery Fiona..
    What a lovely win too.

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  10. I really like the fabrics and embellishments, that you used on your piece. I do have that book and plan on making things from it.

    Debbie

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  11. Super blocks from your "North Pole". Many months till December, bet you will make it :))

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  12. oh dear Fiona, you are confused. Wet and soggy? 12 degrees? You're having an English summer! Congrats, we very rarely get them ourselves!

    Lovely blocks...

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  13. Love your North Pole blocks , sorry to hear it is so chilly but we are actually about the same and it is suppose to be spring :-( . Congrats on your great win , you will enjoy it I am sure , hugs Sheila

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  14. Your little houses are looking so cute. I think you could hide the crack in the snow, with an appliqued cat (or as a button) or similar.

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  15. Your North Pole blocks looks great. Yesterdays weather was horrible. Lovely goodies from Cheryll. Hugs,xx.

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  16. I do not like the cold at all... your little village is coming along wonderfully... maybe you could applique a snowman on the ''crack" or snow falling off the roof making a pile xxx

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  17. It is freakin cold here too!
    I love the blocks you are working on.

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  18. LoVe the North pole blocks... it's a FuN quilt to work on isn't it! And sorry to burst your bubble but you have the wrong Cheryll. Nice gifts from Cheryl though... very confusing!

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  19. The blocks look great Fiona, don't worry about the reversing of the design, snow does crack you know!! Lots of beautiful work in those blocks, well done x

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  20. Hope it is warmer for you today, sunny and warm here today, after yep about 10c yesterday, yick! Loving your blocks, that ric rac is a master stroke :) You could add another tree or pile of snow balls later if the crack bothers you, personally I didn't really notice it :) What a lovely win!

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  21. I don't think the littlies would notice the crack in the snow, if they do, they'll invent a wonderful story

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  22. Congrats on the win and love the blocks

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  23. Yay on the win!!!! Your North Pole blocks are too cute!

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  24. This quilt is so much fun I just know it's going to look great, congrats on your win you lucky girl x

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  25. Your north pole blocks are wonderful, very bright and cherry! You're making great progress, hugs Wendy

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  26. bit on the freezing side here too ... i don't think anywhere is very warm ... oh apart from my bed ... soooo lovely in there .. haha ..

    love your blocks .. they are simply gorgeous ... and i go along with the other ladies who say .. applique 'a little something' over the cracking snow bits ... maybe a snowman ... .. that would be nice ...
    huge hugs ...

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  27. Love your blocks and such a fabulous win.

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