New Design for the New Year

I was busy playing around in EQ7 and designed this quilt.  Last week I went to my not so local quilt Shop Kaleidoscope and bought the fabrics for it.

Kaleidoscope now have a lovely new website which is worth a visit

Once Christmas is over and I have my projects made and instructions all written and teaching samples made I can get to work making the quilt.

I also designed a 20 block sampler quilt which I hope to start teaching next September at the start of the new session.

I may tweak it just a little but I think it is almost there design wise.

Thanks for dropping by.

A nice afternoon

I spent a couple of hours yesterday afternoon working on my greeting cards.
I'm almost done with the fabric cards but I still want to make some paper ones. It's not too late, but I'd better hurry if I want to send them before Christmas.
While working on my fabric cards, I unearthed this little doll I made a few weeks ago.

It's just a small prototype and it was lying under a pile of Colorplay fabrics. Now it's smiling at me while I'm sitting at my desk.
And next is one of my candidate quilts for metamorphosis...

It's hanging on my design wall right now. And I'm just wondering... Shall I cut it up? Yes? No?...

And the Winner Is

Well it is the 17th December and time to name the winner.

First of all I would like to thank Michelle for all the hard work in organizing what has been for me a wonderful event.  I would also like to thank all of you who took time to visit my blog and leave a comment.  I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments and have been working through visiting your blog, if you have one.  I haven't managed them all but over the net few days I will be sure to visit.

And the winner of the giveaway, picked at random, is Bente from I Like to Quilt blog.  Well done and I hope you enjoy the book. Apologies to those who missed out this time but drop by throughout the year as I will be posting a giveaway again.

A special thank you to those who have followed my blog, it was not a prerequisite for the giveaway but it is nice that you did.  

From Colorplay to Metamorphosis

The mini colorplay quilts for my fabric book are done. Well at least the tops are. I still have to add some stitching and hand embroidery on the last pages, and I also need to think about the way I will bind them into a book.
Another WIP in my studio is this red shirt that I want to finish before Christmas.

Only one week left, I know, but I think I can do it.
I've also been trying to think "20 by 12" for our next challenge and in order to visualize the size better, I've pinned this piece of hand-dyed fabric on my cork board...

As you know, the first theme is "Metamorphosis" and the deadline is February 12. I will probably have no time to start working on this new piece before January, but I've been thinking about it, writing down a few ideas. I also did some very practical transformation experiments. See...
from these elements...

I got this interesting looking material...
and finally it turned into these yummy edible objects...
More seriously, one of my ideas is to take one of the numerous quilts that I have never shown and to change it into something completely different. Not sure this is the way I will go, as I also want to make a 20x12 series.

Christmas Giveaway

Welcome to the Blog Hop Party.    Enjoy your visit and good luck.

I have another copy of The Devil's Puzzle to give away.   Just leave a comment telling me what your favourite colour is and why to be in with a chance to win this wonderful book.

Good luck and thank you for dropping by.

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Blog Hop giveaway coming soon

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Giveaway on this blog will be posted on 8 December. It should be fun.