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:

Anonymous said...

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

marina said...

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.

Karen said...

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

Susan said...

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

Terry said...

Your blocks look great! :0)

Val Spiers said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

Jennifer said...

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

Maria said...

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

WoolenSails said...

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

Grethe said...

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

Wendy said...

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...

Sheila said...

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

Sue SA said...

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.

Jeanette said...

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

Tarnyia said...

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

Chris H said...

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

Cheryll said...

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!

Anthea said...

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

Sisbabestitches said...

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!

Jane Galley said...

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

katherine said...

Congrats on the win and love the blocks

Deb R said...

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

Shirley Cryan said...

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

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love those houses...

Charlie and Wendy said...

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

Bobbie B said...

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 ...

Melody said...

Love your blocks and such a fabulous win.

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