It's been a bit of a weird week. Amelia being sick has held up quilting progress, mainly as she wants to *help* all the time. We did get her lovely dolly quilt made though :)
I'm still waiting for my Sizzix machine to arrive and i'm trying to source the quilting dies but Sizzix UK don't stock them until March and Sizzix US refuse to ship to Europe ARGHHH, I'm contemplating selling hexagons, tumblers etc already cut on Ebay.fr. I would like to start thinking about what I can do when the kids aren't needing me so much, I could use some of my own independence but it's really difficult here to start a business...anyway that's in the future.
applique addict had a pun giveaway, her and her DH chose the most entertaining ones, it was a big giveaway with lots of goodies, I won these beautiful hand dyed fabrics from quilt hexle and can't wait to receive them, will be great with the sizzle when it finally gets here...
I may have another finish to show you tomorrow, its a very old old UFO and it's my mum's not mine, she made lots of the squares but hasn't got around to sewing them up, so I might get chance tonight or tomorrow.
I ordered more fabric too, a whopping 18 yards :) from fabric shack again, spent alot of time last week trying to order batting for patchwork club, except my usual uk suppliers don't seem to have hobbs 100% cotton and the french like the 100% not the 80/20 I use... has anyone used the quilters dream and what's it like for hand quilting ? and anyone uk/europe based, where do u get your batting from ?
I've been wracking my brains what to do for my name swop quilt, I've got a very long name to use a minimum of 9 letters !!! and I'm pretty stumped as she doesn't appear to blog or post photos so not sure what she will or won't like. I have embroidered a little square so am thinking perhaps 2 little blocks (pinwheels perhaps) and then applique her name or something..anyone got any inspiration for me ??