Saturday, 19 March 2011

Friday Night Sew-In: Saturday Morning Report, March 2011 and a Giveaway

Happy International Quilt Day
Last night it was FNSI time again and also Comic Relief night here in the UK.  If some of my stitching is wobbly I can blame it on laughing at the acts, sketches, songs etc that were on BBC all evening; but if some of my work is soggy I can blame it on weeping at the desperate situation of people going blind in Africa for the sake of a simple operation that takes twenty minutes and costs £17.  It was amazing to see the reactions of people as their bandages were removed and they realised they could see, a real miracle.
I didn't do all these blocks last night, I started a couple of days ago, but this is all I can do for the moment as I've run out of the main fabric, Nara Gardens from Hoffman.  Very, very fortunately when I phoned my LQS yesterday there was 3.5m left on the bolt and Barbara is saving it for me.  It's more than I need but I'm not risking running out again and it won't be difficult to find a use for this wonderful fabric.  The quilt is the same design as the Round and Round le Jardin (scroll down on the right) but is to be a quilt for my guest bed.
Thank you to Heidi and Bobbi for hosting FNSI again, it was sew lovely to be stitching away with people all over the world, especially with today being InterNational Quilt Day (click on that link for more information
and a great free Log Cabin quilt pattern).
DH is spending his day helping SiL install a new kitchen, sounds as if I've got the whole of today to sew, hooray :)
Susan is having a great NQD giveaway on her blog, the Quixotic Crafter, so pop over there and please tell her Lis at Online Quilting sent you, thank you.
And while you're blog-hopping, please go over to two posts on my sashiko blog, one about help for Japan and one an amazing letter from a lady in Sendai that will change your day.


  1. Love the main fabric you are using. Is that a Japanese design? I used to enjoy FNSI, but I don't have much time these days to follow it. It will be a nice quilt for the guest room - Hugs Nat

  2. Your main fabric in those blocks is really pretty, it's no wonder they were almost out of it.

  3. The fabric is great. At the show on Friday, they had Japanese fabric that looked almost exactly like it (with the sashiko print). I'm a sucker for Sashiko (not to mention anything Indigo).

  4. HI Lis,

    Thanks for the visit. What lovely fabrics ! Looks like you're powering along with that quilt. Glad you were able to find what you needed-there's nothing worse than running out of something and the feeling of panic that ensues when you think it might be sold out!

  5. Love the jardin quilt. Where did you get the pattern?
    I hate it when I don't have enough fabric. You got lucky in the fact that she had some left.

  6. That is a lovely fabric....very elegant looking. You're very lucky there was some still at the shop!
    It will be a beautiful quilt!


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