Friday, June 13, 2014

Cleaning up space....

Melody has been making lots of goodies with felt.... (she also finds lots of tutorials and ideas from the www ... so keep an eye on her blog for ideas).  I am sending her some pieces from my 'stash'....

Some time ago I got extremely enthusiastic and bought up the op shops of lots of wool blankets.... now I still love working with my recycled wool felt but a blanket does make an awful lot.... and I need to clear up a bit of space ....



so I am offerring a trade (I have done this before) and will send off a 500g bag of wool felt in exchange for a fat quarter or similar size of a nice neutral... something good for background applique or stitchery....

Sorry... Australia only.... external post is just too high..... I cannot guarantee colours - there will be a mixture... some are quite thick from blanket, others are dressmaking wool, plains and plaids  No pretty packaging... I will just stuff the bag as full as I can.....

Let me know if you would like some....

In my finding space frenzy I picked up this UFO .... I did some stitch in the ditch quilting....


... and now the binding is on....


I had a fat quarter of that lovely vintage style pictoral fabric so I fussy cut the centres... then used the Sawtooth 12" block and bordered it...

Righto, Gotto Go.... I still seem to have a whole lot of half done things.... perhaps I should start something new....  well... I did get a finish....... 

Some trivia for you....

Friday 13th and a full moon coincide this month .... last one was in 2000 and next one will be 2049.  


22 comments:

Jennifer said...

I doubt that I will be here for the next time! That's a fun runner, and a good use of the print fabric. I won't take you up on your offer of felt as I only need one small square for an upcoming project, so I'll be able to get it locally.

Cheryll said...

arr Fri 13th...so I'll have good luck AND I'll see it coming...lol
Good girl & congrats on finishing a UFO so YES start something new :)

Christine said...

I'll take you up on it in case I want some some and find you've given it all away! Plus I love getting parcels in the mail. :D

Melody said...

Hooray. Spoilt lucky me.

Jan said...

Yes please, Fiona. Will email with my address and look for a nice FQ to send you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona,i am lucky and already have some of your lovely felt,which i must start using soon,i will check out Mel's blog for ideas. Boy i sure love your table runner you are a clever chicky ,hope you have a lovely day my friend.xx

Jeanette said...

Love the runner. I'll do a swap with you. Hugs, xx

Susan said...

Great idea, I'd love to swap with you too.....if you haven't given it all away. I'll send my address.

marina said...

lovely finish Fiona,
I second the motion to start something new!
No need for me to get some wool as I still have some of the lovely stash you gave me on a Melbourne trip.

Jane Galley said...

What a great way to use that fabric

Susan said...

I better enjoy this one - not likely I'll see 2049,,,and if I do its unlikely that I will care about a full moon and the 13th!!

In case anyone is wondering Fiona's felt is great...gonna use it one day...

Quick finish for that UFO!

Karen said...

Good luck with your swap - it should be fun.
Great to see that lovely runner finished.
Happy 13th!!

Chantal said...

Congrats on a finish. Love the panel you used. So interesting. Won't swap with you as I am way to far :(

Sheila said...

Lovely runner , congrats on the finish and sure you deserve to start something new ;-)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Great swap, please count me in! Thanks Fiona!

Jeneta said...

I LOVE the Christmas vintage pictorial fabric and how you have used it!

kiwikid said...

The table runner is lovely - always a good time to start something new!
Would love to join in swap if you still have some! Thanks Fiona.
xx

Chrissie said...

Lovely table runner, we caught the moon over the med lovely. My grandad was born on Friday 13th and always had raffle tickets etc adding up to 13, he always won! lol enjoy the weekend, happy stitching xcx

Lin said...

Your table runner is very pretty. I too have been clearing space - I have made two pillows for the local dogs home with scraps this afternoon and sorted a load of fabric to dye tomorrow. Going to have fun. xx

Sue SA said...

What a lovely idea to swap your excess wool with people. Sorry too cold here to go out and see the full moon, but I am sure the teenagers into vampire movies were probably having special parties! Love the fussy cut table runner, looks great, and in time for Winter in July celebrations if you choose!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Hi, I've come via Melodys blog where I just saw your wonderful wool felt pieces. If you have any left I'd like to be part of your swap. I've got some woolly projects coming up

Jindi's Cottage said...

Lucky whoever scores some of your lovely felt, can certainly recommend it! Love the table runner, great use of the fabrics...

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