Thursday, 1 March 2012

New stuff & Small blog meet

A couple of new things here

New fabric

Well new to me at least.  It is Twiggy by Sanae which I think came out a couple of years ago but my LQS were selling off the layer cake last month at a price I couldn't resist.  I had no real plan for it but when my Mum was here at half-term she really liked it so I've decided I'll make a quilt for her 60th birthday.

The plan is to make this one
It is a Moda Bakeshop pattern - Lattice quilt by Amy Smart.  I found a Twiggy charm pack and yardage for the back online (also on sale - hooray!).
I'm thinking about quilting hand prints onto the large squares (me, my sister, our kids, my Dad).  What do you think - nice idea or a bit cheesy?

New technique

I had a go at paper piecing last night and I loved it!  I've put off trying it as it looked scary but I love the circle of flying geese I've seen on various blogs.  I thought better not run before I can walk so I started with something a bit simpler

It is the first quarter of the Star block from Fresh Lemon Quilts Summer Sampler Series.  I'm hoping to do the rest tonight - everything is cut out and ready to go.  So excited to have stretched myself a bit.

As it is the 1st of March (Happy St David's day to any Welsh visitors) Lily's Quilts is running her monthly Small Blog meet.  I linked up last month and had some lovely people come to visit and I found some great new blogs so I'm linking up again.

Lily's Quilts

Now I'm off to see who else is linking up.


  1. Hi Sarah - I linked up over at Lily's for the first time - I'm a new blogger. So hi from New Zealand!

  2. The lattice pattern is gorgeous! It is going to look great. I was scared about paper piecing at first too, but it is really fun! I feel like I have more control with it. The star is really pretty!

  3. Hiya saw your blog over at Lily's! New follower =D

    Love the lattice pattern. It's a great idea. Paper piecing is tricky. I'm making hexies at the moment O_O

  4. I can just about manage a hexie - your paper piecing looks terrific!

  5. great job on the paper piecing

  6. Just visiting after seeing your link on Lily's Quilts. I also just recently tried (and blogged about) paper piecing and I also love it. I'm following your link to Fresh Lemon Quilts to try more.

  7. that twiggy fabric is gorgeous! a new follower from Lily's SBM. x

  8. Sale fabric is always a bit more beautiful than regular fabric .. I will have to try out paper piecing too, as it really looks good (as soon as I moved my sewing machine, together with the rest to my new place) - I hope it doesn't look good only because you did it, but because paper piecing is doable by (almost) everyone.

  9. Hi there! Just stopping by from the small blog meet. I just tried paper-piecing for the first time a couple weeks ago, so fun! And totally not as scarey as I had expected. Your first piece looks great! :)