I have completed the Month 2 and 3 blocks of the Coming Home Quilt which is a Block of the Month for 2019 by Sarah Fielke. I’m using some Jen Kingwell fabrics in this quilt. This is the centre.
These are some blocks for some little houses.
This week I also received some Fat Quarter bundles from Polka Dot Fabrics. These are all by Guicy Guice. His newest line and his first line,
My April Sew Sampler Box arrived here in Australia last week. It is a subscription box from Fat Quarter Shop. It was the Birthday box and had some great items in it, many of them by Tula Pink. Extremely happy with this one.
In the middle of April, I ordered the Jenny’s Favourite Things box, Spring Edition from Missouri Star Quilt Co. I found out about this box while watching a live stream on the MSQC YouTube channel. It took a couple of weeks to arrive here in Australia as most things from the US do.
It included a:
- Bee mug
- Beeswax conditioner
- Charm pack of Lollipop Garden
- Tablerunner pattern
- MSQC socks
- Lavender eye pillow
- Seam guide
Now I must admit I was disappointed in this box. I was expecting more quilt related items. I probably wouldn’t buy this box again for me here in Australia.
My most exciting news for this week is I’ve finished the top for the Gravity Quilt. This quilt pattern is designed by Jaybird Quilts and uses a Hex N More ruler. It was started as a block of the month a couple of years ago. I now just have to decide how to quilt it, but that’s for another day.
I also completed the April block on the Seas the Day SAL from Caterpillar Cross Stitch.
I also put some stitches today for Mirabilia Monday in Gwen, a Nora Corbett Design from Mirabilia. She is one of the Bewitching Pixies by Nora.
This year I am participating in Sarah Fielke’s Block of the Month again, I have signed up to her BOM every year that she has offered them. I haven’t finished the one that I’ve started which was the first one, I also haven’t started the last two years.
This years quilt is called Coming Home. I am using mostly Jen Kingwell fabrics in this quilt. So this is my Month one completion and this is the centre of the quilt.
I am currently in a Floss of the Month Club with Journey of a Stitcher an Australian shop on Etsy. I get two of the four or five options that she offers. I get Weeks Dye Works and Classic Colourworks. Each month I receive five threads from each company. These were the threads for April.
I also placed an order with Journey of a Stitcher for some great patterns.
This week is a week of public holidays here in Australia. There was the Easter long weekend and the ANZAC Day on Thursday 25th. I was actually also having a week off work which was great,
Firstly I finished the fourth block of the Painted Orphans SAL from Ships Manor which is now up to date.
I finished the first block, the Ohio Star Block, in the Threadology Quilt Along from Fat Quarter Shop.
I also completed the April block which is the Diner in the Welcome to Pumpkinville SAL from Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.
I also started a new Stitch Along called Quakers in England from Tempting Tangles Designs on Etsy. I finished Part 1.
So I was reasonably pleased with what I got done over this break.
So for the first couple of weeks in April I have been doing some cross stitch, some quilting and some stitching.
I finished a small wall hanging called Sweet Treats which was designed by a company called Giggle buttons which doesn’t exist anymore.
I finally finished the last block in the Arcadia Avenue quilt designed by Sassafras Lane Designs. This was a Block of the Month that I started in 2016 or so. Now that I’ve finished the block I can piece the quilt together.
I completed the third part of the Seas the Day SAL designed by Caterpillar Cross Stitch.
I completed the third house in the Painted Orphans SAL designed by Ships Manor Designs.
This morning I finished the small cross stitch pattern from Hands on Designs called Coffee and Friends. This is part of the Cool Beans series which are all coffee related.
So I ended 2018 with some cross stitch finishes.
My first finish is the Guardians of Notre Dame SAL designed by Ingleside Imaginarium on Etsy. I’m so glad I finished this one especially after what happened at the Notre Dame this week.
My second finish was the Legendary Creatures SAL designed by Cloudsfactory.
My third finish was the Adventure Awaits SAL designed by the wonderful Sally Wilson Caterpillar Cross Stitch
All of these patterns are available for purchase at each designers Etsy site or website.
So I’ve had some happy mail come in the last week or so. Firstly I received my order from the gorgeous Nicole from Journey of a Stitcher on Etsy.
I also received a Fat Quarter bundle of Anna Maria Horner’s Passion Flower from the wonderful Jeanette of Polka Dot Tea Fabrics also on Etsy.
Lastly one of my local quilt shops, Olive Branch Quilts was having a sale on fabric and precuts, so of course I wanted to help out. I bought som layer cakes and a jelly roll.
Then I also bought some yardage of Kate Spain and Bonnie & Camille fabric