Don’t forget today, that those that I tagged in my Around the World Blog Hop post last week will be posting their answers! To save you from clicking through to find the links, the following ladies have been tagged!
- Sarah from Smiles Too Loudly hails from the US and is my Supernova Friendship Block Swap partner (which we haven’t forgotten about, I swear!). You may see Sarah around blogland professing her love of all things yellow. She is a very brave lady as she has also started up her very own Modern Quilt Guild!(!!!!!!!!!).
- Michelle from Factotum of Arts is a Kiwi living in the US. I love her sense of colour and design (she picks the best fabric selections!). Michelle is a frequent participator in the Quilt Design A Day challenge and has even been making some of her own quilt designs.
- Linden from Vines Line Quilting is a fellow Aussie participating in the Bonnie and Camille Aussie Charm Swap with me! She will be hosting an Aussie Aviatrix Medallion Quilt Along (and is currently looking for people to assist in the blog hop!) and she interviews quilt bloggers and designers which she shares on her own blog.
- Nurdan from Hug A Bit Quilts was another Aussie based quilter I met through the New Blogger Blog Hop. She’s taking on the challenge of starting up her own small business and has started a new linky party for every Monday (Maker Mondays)!
In my own post from last week, I shared a project I’m working on inspired by the border I added to Sharon’s Possum Magic Dresden centre. I’ve slowly been working on it this last week, and now there’s only one remaining side to add a border onto.
My main inspiration for this was to “match” it with Kate Spain’s Sunnyside line, without being too matchy matchy. I chose Sunnyside, because it is what I’ll be making a Swoon out of for my bed. Recently, we painted our bedroom walls so we no longer have to live with the disgusting yellow walls of the previous owner (see the wall here. Nothing against yellow, but this was textured exterior paint and was featured all throughout the house). The new colour is a grey/blue which closely resembles to what I want in there anyway, and one day we’ll give the room a proper sanding down to remove the texture and do a proper paint job, but for now I just wanted the yellow gone gone gone and we were lucky to find this paint in the oops section for super cheap. Since the walls are bare in there, I wanted to make a few things to cover the new paint job! My plan for this was to have it over the bed, but it’s bordering on baby quilt size (it’s about 36″) and is a little big so it might have to go on another wall. And darn, I’ll just have to make something else for over the bed instead ;) If I do put it on another wall, I’m also tempted to keep adding borders… or maybe I should just make this to be the bed quilt, ha.
Recently I signed up to a Showcase on Facebook to sell items with a fairytale theme. Facebook Showcases are where groups of crafters make items for a theme, to be kind of like a themed market. They seem pretty hard to get into, if only because I don’t follow a lot of people to keep up with any with openings but I caught this one that opened up more places, and I actually had something I can offer, so yay. It’s scheduled for later this month so today I started piecing up blocks for the quilt I’m going to showcase. A long time ago, before I started quilting so seriously, I found some super cute Little Red Riding Hood fabric, and now I get to finally use it up! I’ve actually made another block also, but it came out weird and I kept glaring it so decided to come and write up a blog post instead. ;)
Also happening today is the release of the new magazine Make Modern! It’s a new Australian online quilting magazine, and the editor is actually Jane, a fellow Possum Magic member (though I’m not going to get her centre for a while yet!)! There is a preview available for Issue 1 so you can have a bit of a look-see before buying. Yet another Possum Magic member, Serena, has a super cute baby quilt pattern in the magazine, and if you look through the contents, you may see a feature that seems familiar to those following along with my blog…
Yep, I’m in it too! Jane “interviewed” me about my Memory Cats. It might not be as exciting as a pattern or anything like that but I’m still excited to have been featured, though I do have to admit I’ve not actually read my own article yet. It’s kind of like watching yourself on TV so I’ll have to work myself up to it lol :)