Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Fresh Sewing Day - May Issue


1. Scrappy X Block for Celine, 2. Joining Up the Hexy Flowers, 3. Field Study Triangle Quilt Top, 4. Liberty Tana Lawn Brick Cushion, 5. Aurifil Block for April, 6. A Chicopee Churn Dash for Emily, 7. Scrappy Trip Around the World Blocks 1 - 16, 8. Chicopee & Low Volume Cushion, 9. Scrappy X Block for Celine, 10. Field Study Triangle Quilt Top, 11. My Stitch Tease Quilt Top, 12. Mama Said Sew Quilt Top

April may be my favourite month of makes ever!
  • I finally sliced and diced my 24 FQs of Field Study and made a triangle quilt.  I.LOVE.IT  Batting and binding are on their way from England and the voile backing from the States.  Let's hope there is a happy reunion here in N.Africa soon!
  • I've started joining up the aqua, orange and grey hexy flowers and I am loving both the process and how they look.  This is going to be a gorgeous quilt.
  • Jumping on the bandwagon is something I usually do as the bandwagon is careering round the corner and the trip around the world blocks proved too hard to resist.  I have made 16 blocks so far and I love them!
  • Stitch Tease quilt tops arrived around the globe and mine was an eclectic mix of bright curvy blocks - I love it! Now just to work out how to quilt it...
  • April saw my 6th quilt finish with me completing a baby quilt for Cindy so that she can use it as a sample for charm packs at a quilt fair in Galway (how fun does that sound?) in June.  I finished it a few days ago and shall show you tomorrow!
  • I took part in Le Challenge after making a Liberty tana lawn brick cushion. It wasn't love at first sight but it makes me happy when I see it.  It's a keeper!
  • Despite this being a bee lite month, I was lastminute.com with Celine's bee blocks in the Sew-Euro-Bee-An bee.  Celine asked for lovely X blocks (tutorial here) in bright scrappy novelty and text prints.  I put them off as I didn't have a lot of either but charm swap squares together with my own stash and scraps came to the rescue and all was well.
  • There's nothing better than helping someone out and I made a Churn Dash block for Emily after she posted about having been let down 6 times over in a bee.
So that's April over.  This month looks as busy as ever and Zaki turns 5 in a week so some celebrating too!

Linking up with Lynne here.

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29 comments:

Canadian Abroad said...

What a stellar month!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I adore all your projects!! Such a beautiful mosaic :) You've had an awesome month!

Janine said...

You've had a fantastic month, Annabella. So many projects and all them are wonderful!

Patchwork and Play said...

Wow! You did an incredible job of April! They are all so lovely- hard to pick a favourite!

Jess said...

It really is a stunning mosaic. I am so in love with your field study quilt!

Mrs Jones said...

I can't imagine doing so many projects in one month! Brilliant work.

Charlotte said...

wowser! I'm not even making a mosaic this month because all I have is one bee block. Pathetic!

patchworkdelights said...

You busy lady you! All beautiful accomplishments, love that pyramid quilt, it really is a beauty. The hexies look interesting whatchya gonna make?

Pat Merkle said...

Everything looks wonderful! You had a very productive month.

Marit said...

What a great month for you! As always - love seeing your stuff:)

Judith, Belfast said...

Brilliant month A! And I didn't get to congratulate you on FQ issue! Woohoo! Your cushion is stunning! jxo

Nat at Made in Home said...

You did so much this month! All great projects!

Mareenchen said...

You've been so busy! What an awesome month with wonderful projects.

Kelly said...

Another great month Annabella - gorgeous makes and Zaki :)

Carla said...

All such beautiful projects Annabella!

Katy Cameron said...

Fantabulous month there!

heart of charnwood said...

Total opposite of my month, all killer no filler!!

Heather D. said...

Wow, what a month Annabella!

cheeky monkey said...

so many lovely things done! You had a fantastic month

Catherine said...

You gave done so much in April! The triangles are my fave

Annie said...

Gorgeous work!

Flying Blind... said...

A beauty of a month xxx

diane said...

you had a wonderful month and a publication, too. Wow. You are on a roll.

blandina said...

It is hard to believe how much you can produce in just one month, and so many beautiful pieces!

CJ said...

Wow, you have been busy. They are all beautiful, but I particularly love the Field Study triangles quilt. We have a fifth birthday coming up too - oh the excitement!

PippaP said...

wow, fab month so many gorgeous projects :)

Esther F. said...

Fabulous finishes! Love your work!!!
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Trudi said...

That's a stunning mon of beautiful makes :) x

Archie the wonder dog said...

A stunning month!!