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Saturday, 9 May 2015

It has been a while since I have posted - have been busy here with the garden, spring cleaning and of course getting on with some of my projects. So this is what I have been up to.

First of all my CQJP block for April (which I did finish in April but have not shared yet). This was my starter block.

And here it is again with all it's embellishments.

Plus a few closeups!

I am really pleased with the way that the hint of turquiose works so well.

If you would like to see more crazy blocks then go to the CQJP2015 site and feast your eyes on some gorgeous work.

Since then I have been busy with some secret Christmas stitching and my pink BOM which is Batchelors Puzzle.

Couldn't resist putting my four blocks together to see how they look.

I have my swap hexies ready to post off on Monday and I have a batch of postcards and ATC's all ready for backing and edging.

I have more news on the hexie front but am saving that for Anthea's link on Tuesday.

So I have not been idle - starting to think about my May crazy block - I have two colour themes that I want to explore but can't decide which to do first!

We have had a showery week but I have managed to pot up all my tubs and troughs ready for the summer and we have most of our summer veg planted too. Now we need to keep it all reasonably tidy! Looking forward to the predicted few days of hot sunny weather now.

Hope you are all having a great weekend.


  1. Beautiful CQ block in my favourite colour:) Your other blocks are gorgeous too.

    It's a bit too early for us to be planting veggies yet as we can still get frost. We have done some cleaning up in preparation though. Two more weeks maybe and we can get started.

  2. Happy Mother's Day Lin, love your crazy quilting, purple is my best friend. We are planting seeds today and going fishing tomorrow, yeah!

  3. Wow your CQ block is just gorgeous and yes, that hint of turquoise is just perfect.

  4. Hello Lin,

    Happy Mother's Day. Great to hear that the garden has been keeping you busy, it is always lovely to get outside and tidy up etc. Your blocks are amazing, so much to look at.

    Happy days.

  5. love seeing your crazy block go from a blank canvas to a work of art.
    So much detail it looks amazing.
    a lovely collection of blocks for your pink bom too.
    hope your predicted weather arrives as promised.

  6. Always find it amazing to see the plain pieces of material sewn together for the block and then how it looks when embellished - so wonderful!
    Your 4 pink BOM blocks look great together.

  7. Wow, the embellishing makes so much difference, it is really amazing! Sharon x

  8. A gorgeous crazy quilt piece Lin and I love the header on your blog too. Wonderful colour choices. I will check out the CQ link. Thanks. Your blocks look really lovely too! Have a wonderful week :)

  9. Bonjour Lin,
    I discovered you via a comment you left on my blog. Wow! what beautiful crazywork. the embroidery is simply amazing!


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