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sunnuntai 16. marraskuuta 2008

Blocks...

Yesterday I was in Tampere at the handicrafts fair called Suomen Kädentaidot. It's the biggest fair of the handicrafts here in Finland. It is arranged every year in November. And there is hundreds of exhibitors, representing all kind of handworks. It's a good place to find very rare Christmas presents. And there really was plenty of lovely handicrafts and so much to see...





Before I left there I decided not to buy ANY fabrics, but as you see what happened to my decision... I couldn't resist... Especially new Tilda -fabrics are SO jummy...



Saturday was very inspiring day...




I was back home from Tampere late in the evening... but I felt so creative (although my legs were hurting = too much walking) that I embroidered those cute penquins, which is the next block (number 9) from Lynette's BOM Noah's Ark. And I think I'm going to use some of those fabrics in this quilt...

The penquins block is one of my favorite block.

They are so lovely little creatures, they make me happy always whereever I see them.



More inspiration I got from Elin. She finished her GORGEOUS Sylvia's Bridal Sampler - quilt. For now I have only read the first book of Jennifer Chiaverini's quilts stories (the Quilter's Apprentice), but I have followed (and dreamed) some talented quilters who have sewn their own SBS, for example Anne Ida is one of them.


With a help of Elin I found pages where you can get a one block pattern in week (BOW). So I joined in and sewed my first block (Night&Noon) last weekend. I have now sewn two other blocks: Sylvia's Shooting Star and Yankee Puzzle. A good start...

The book of Sylvia's Bridal Sampler with patterns will publish next spring.


I have also appliqued a little bit my first block from the I believe in Angels -quilt.
And of course the journey with my Dear Jane has continued in this week after one week break...

One triangle from the bottom row is now waiting for me on my ironing-board...



So until next time, HAPPY SEWING.......

PS. Olen saanut haasteen ja lupaan ottaa sen vastaan heti, kun keksin ne viisi kummallisuuttani, jotka uskallan julkisesti paljastaa ;))) Kiitos haasteesta, Maritta!


PPS. Here is amazing giveaway. It would be every stitcher's dream to get such a present, atleast mine...

2 kommenttia:

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" kirjoitti...

Satu, congratulations on your three first SBS blocks! I sort of envy you this new journey!! I felt a bit sad when my journey was finished...but still I have the quilting, of course. Sylvia's Shooting Star is a hard one, or what? And I envy you all the happy reading of the Elm Creek novels, I love them all!
Have a nice week!

Anne Ida kirjoitti...

Oh, I LOVE your Night and Noon block!! I found that block a bit tricky to do, you have made yours gorgeous!! Your other SBS blocks are wonderful, too! I see you have made three more after these, they are beautiful! Are you working acording to a spesific theme, or are you making it scrappy, like Elin?

Like Elin, I too kind of envy you your start on this journey! I learned so much working on my SBS, and I have met so many wonderful people through discussions on making it. I see Elin has directed you to the SBS website and the Block of the month program to get the patterns, are you also a member of the SBS e-mailing list? It is a great way to get some support on the stitching, and it is a group of friendly ladies (a bit US oriented, though...).

I'll be following your progress on your quilt! have lots of fun with it :o)