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Monday 8 October 2018

FNwF, happy mail and other news

Many thanks to Cheryll for inviting us to join her again last Friday. For one reason or another Friday was a stitchy non event for me - all I managed were a few bits of quilting on my Pink BOM which seems to be taking me ages to finish!

I received some happy mail last week - these gorgeous Island Batik fabrics which I won in a blog hop from Turid.

At the moment they are still too gorgeous to unwrap but I will soon find a project for them I am sure.

I finished off the little crazy quilting pincushion that I was making

and completed the crazy quilting I was working on for a competition - still no photo's allowed, sorry.

The patchwork girls came last week and started on their next block of the Mystery Quilt. This is what they are making.

A Log Cabin, log cabin! Now, I got the idea for this block from a blog but stupidly did not make a note of whose blog! So if you are reading this then please, please contact me so that I can credit you.

Update May 2019 - I finally found the inspiration for my block! here My thanks to JanineMarie of Quilts from the Little House whose beautiful log cabin block I copied!

And finally, I have completed two more blocks for the RSC - September

and October

I am off to UK again this week but hope to be back in time for FNSI - so see you there.


  1. OMG! I am so in love with your pincushion. It's the prettiest one ever.
    I too have a hand quilting project that doesn't get much done even when I sit with it. Have a lovely trip. ;^)

  2. Lots of beautiful projects and blocks at yours Lin, safe trip to the UK.

  3. you have lots of interesting projects happening there... I do love that pincushion - such a lot of work in it...

    Have a good trip....


  4. Yes, I think those batiks are lovely. You must just keep looking and stroking them for a while before opening! The pincushion is so,so pretty.

  5. Congratulations on your batik prize. They are gorgeous! Love watching your stitching projects grow. Beautiful work!

  6. You have so many gorgeous things to show! Batiks and crazy quilt are two of my favorite stitchy things! The pin cushion is fabulous!

  7. I'm sure you'll find something wonderful for the new fabric. Love the Log Cabin Log Cabin!

  8. You've been busy with lots of projects..
    Love the Crazy pincushion.
    Great win !!!!

  9. Lots of lovely blocks! Hope you have a great trip to the UK - doing anything exciting? x

  10. Beautiful, beautiful blocks - oh that CQ pincushion is so gorgeous, you are amazing with CQ!!! Congrats on your win and enjoy your trip!!

  11. Some beautiful projects happening there. Gorgeous fabric too. Enjoy.

  12. Talk about being busy! Wow, you have lots of pretty eye candy today, especially that beautiful pin cushion! And I’m loving you log cabin block. Very pretty.

  13. Hello Lin, I thought I had posted a reply ... must have just read it!!
    That is such a gorgeous pin cushion, always a delight to see your beautiful work.
    The pattern on the log cabin is lovely, really clever.
    When you receive new fabrics I can feel your excitement (same for me when I buy new brushes or paints!)... always the challenge of what we will make! Enjoy :D) xx


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