Thursday, May 29, 2014

Party Time ....

So... Chookyblue is having a party this weekend... and we are all invited!



her Chookshed is 2 years old... so get some stitching, get some bubbly and find some friends....

Chooky would love to know who is coming so let her know HERE who you are and where you are from

After my bookclub tea we will be having beer and BBQ
(since hubz knows how to cook BBQ)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHOOKSHED

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One of my most favourite projects was this fusion blanket I did in 2012....

The picture is dark but it is made of soft pastels and I did embroidery butterflies (from Butterfly Garden quilt) on several of the blocks prior to sewing ....


.. the back is a pretty flannel.... and I crocheted with a bamboo yarn which is very soft and cuddly....


 I wanted to do a similar project but in a light weight version and when a friend gave me some pretty matching fat quarters I decided the time had come....



I am using 4 ply cotton yarn from Bendigo Woolen Mills (their service was wonderful and prompt) .... this one is a lovely rich colour called Pomegranate... and feels as delicious as it looks....



The orginial tutorial I followed was HERE at Sewing Daisies..... and you can follow my process for my first one HERE if you are interested...

.... and I hope to do a bit of binding too....


Righto, Gotto Go... better make sure there is a supply of beer in the fridge for the party......


29 comments:

  1. love your blanket its very cute with the crochet edging,see you at the chookshed my friend.xx

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  2. I'm all ready for the party....gorgeous blankets...

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  3. love the little blankets, I must try them one day.
    well done on completing your quilting. It looks amazing.
    enjoy the party

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  4. Your blanket us just beautiful can't wait to see the new one finished. The crochet is very pretty is it for someone special.

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  5. Your blankets are lovely, very unique and special. I love your grandie girls quilt too!

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  6. they look like great projects to work on.......hope the beers chilling........

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  7. There may be some wonky stitches sewn on the weekend.......but so looking forward to joining in. Love this quilt/crochet idea, and your new colours looks great.

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  8. how strange - I've been daydreaming this week about starting a fusion blanket! Trying to talk myself out of it as I've got too many other projects on the go!

    i went to see the Chookyblue post to find out about the party, but I'm none the wiser!

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  9. Beautiful blankets so different, looking forward to stitching with you over the week end :)

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  10. Beautiful! I will be popping in and out of the chookshed but some time is better than none.

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  11. I came across this idea more years ago than I can remember in a library book, it was a cushion not a quilt.....I did copy it but don't know if I still have it, it may have disappeared over the years.

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  12. Your new fabrics/wool are looking good. I think it will be gorgeous.
    See you at the Chookshed.

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  13. I bought some bamboo yarn, haven't used it yet, but I liked the feel of it and thought it would be nice for dying and using in punch needle pieces.

    Debbie

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  14. Haha loveSusan's comment re wonky stitches on the weekend...mine included! Organizing bubbles on ice! Great pomegranate colour!

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  15. Great blankets , I can imagine that bamboo yarn feels wonderful . I am off to check out the party , see you there ,hugs Sheila

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  16. Love your blanket. Bought some bamboo wool the other day - oh so soft. :) Hugs,xx

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  17. You are so creative and so clever. Love these.

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  18. Always busy and always something new to be seen at your place and always inspiring. Enjoy the celebrations.

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  19. I might just have to get mine out and finish it, lol. I did make lots of squares to do though.

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  20. Love the blanket - the crochet edge, gives the blanket a different look.
    See you at the Chook shed too!
    xx
    PS Spare walking foot working well!

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  21. Gotta head off to my DFIL's 80th tomorrow, but maybe I'll join in on Sunday...... with iced tea perhaps?! xx

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  22. Forgot to say that I loved your fusion blanket and I tried to make one too, but failed... must hunt it up and try again! xxx

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  23. What a gorgeous blanket!
    Enjoy those beers!

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  24. Thought I recognised that pretty yarn. Lovely fabrics to match.
    Hope the binding party is going well.

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  25. The binding looks good and the quilt is gorgeous! xx debbie

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  26. Wow how effective the sashing is with crotchet, very clever

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  27. Pretty blanket - the new one is going to be lovely too. xx

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  28. Hello Fiona.....Marina (maisie and the boys) directed me here because I am wanting to do a fusion blanket...I have been to Sewing Daisies and some other tutorials but non of them give any indication of how much yarn they used. I see you used 4ply so I will keep that in mind but what size hook did you use with that ... I am planning to make a baby size one out of 8" flannel squares.
    Cath from Bits'nBobs

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