So today I wished `bon voyage` to my swap goodies, which are now winging their way to _____ and _____. I can`t say anymore because they are secret destinations, or rather secret partners.
I put mug rugs behind me and worked on the cross blocks for the backing of the Across the Sea quilt. I have absolutely loved this QAL (except the cutting out for the backing) and shall be sad when it`s all over in a couple of week`s time. QALs could become addictive.
In the meantime, there is work to be done. Here are the five completed blocks. To give you an idea of scale, they measure 12.5 inches square. I have another bordered block to do and will summon the mental and physical strength to do it tomorrow. Unlike all the other blocks, there was no room for error with this one as it came up at 12.5 inches with no room to trim. I could barely pick up the ruler to check but phew, all was well. Here they are. I`m using a lilac solid for the backing.
Like me, Parisville is not a shy and retiring line of fabric. Like me, it`s big, bold and quirky. Check out the woman`s hair in block 1. Yes, that`s a rat and I`m not good with rats. In fact, I have a mild phobia about them. Not that that will stop me curling up under this quilt once it`s done.
Now who fancies a bundle of fabric deliciousness giveaway? I have always prided myself on never having asked anyone to follow me but now I need 4 other followers before I can have a giveaway. The lovely Julie at The Intrepid Thread has agreed to sponsor a giveaway should I ever reach 100 followers. She may be a smart cookie and believes it`s just not possible. So go on..if you have stumbled on this blog and vaguely like what you see and you fancy the chance to win some lovely fabric, then follow me. You can always de-follow me after and I promise not to hunt you down or tell Julie!