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Bloggin’ Old School & A Fabric Haul!

For today’s post, I’m harking back to my earlier days of blog writing and am just going to write about everything that’s been happening in my little sewing world!

Sound good?

Excellent!

Right, let’s start with a WIP!

January this year, I uploaded this video. Here I chatted about my intended intentions (say that ten times fast!) of getting all of my WIPs finished this year!

I was keen and ready to jump in!

And seven months later, I’ve finally decided to begin honoring this New Year Resolution! (As you do!)

Monday night I felt restless and itchy to get my mind and hands stuck into some sewing. So instead of starting something new like I always do, I reached out for one of my WIPs.

And it was this one I chose…

Paper Pieced Union Jacks
Paper Pieced Union Jacks

I only had two more paper-pieced blocks to make until I could begin piecing the quilt top together. So that’s what I set out to do.

At about 9.30pm (which is pretty late for me to be sewing), I dug out a pretty floral and some sweet pastel fabrics from The Stash and begun piecing together.

About an hour later I had made this…

UnionJack2Out of all 11 blocks I’ve made, this is my favourite! Uber chic and girly – LOVE IT!!!

This afternoon/evening, I hope to tackle the last block for this quilt. I’m still umming-and-ahhing over fabric choices but I have a fair idea what I want this block to look like.

Bring on my wild Saturday night! Whoo!!!

Speaking of fabric, I took advantage of a great End of Financial Year Sale at Kelani Fabric Obsession during the week and treated my self to some    b-e-a-utiful fabrics!

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Here’s a list of the fabrics I bought…

#one

Cherry Dot on Blossom Pink | Oh Deer! By MoMo for Moda Fabrics

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#two

Memoir in Zest | Alchemy Quilting Collection by Amy Butler for Rowan

Fabric3#three

Pineapple Slices | Acacia by Tula Pink for Free Spirit

(My first ever cut of Tula Pink fabric!)

Fabric2#four

Vivienne Stripe in Blush | By Alexander Henry

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#five

Toyland Twinkle in Orange & Blue | By Alexander Henry

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#six

Sweet Tweet in Pastel | By Alexander Henry

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#seven

Simpatico Minty Staws (100% Organic Cotton) | By Cloud 9 Fabrics

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#eight

Minimalista in Confetti Turquoise | By AGF Studio

Fabric4I can’t wait to get stuck in and use these little beauties… I don’t know what for yet… But a day will come when I was glad I spent a small fortune on a lovely array of fabric!

And lastly, although it was uploaded this time last week, I wanted to share with you my latest Weekly Vlog.

This particular week I made a visit to the Sydney Craft & Quilt Show where my little Golden Trail Mini Quilt was on show.

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I didn’t get to film much of the show due to copyright etc but I did manage to capture some awesome footage of the Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the city!

We also celebrated my Dad’s 68th birthday! It was wonderful!

So I think that’s about it at the moment.

A WIP is on its way to be completed (sorta) and I’ve soothed my fabric lust for just a few days!

Hopefully I’ll act get my act together and show you a finished quilt top in my next post…

HA! Don’t hold your breath!

Happy Sewing Friends!

xx

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9 thoughts on “Bloggin’ Old School & A Fabric Haul!

  1. I really like your paper piecing it is really a cute pattern! Hope your Pops had a wonderful birthday. Congrats on having your quilt in the show it is very pretty. Hope your feeling better. Happy sewing this weekend! Cheers or enjoy a cup of tea!

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  2. Hello from Florida, USA. I LOVE those Union Jacks. Is there a pattern or did you create your own? You collected the most beautiful fabric. I just discovered you on YouTube and enjoying you.

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    1. Hello! Thanks for stopping by 😀
      The pattern I used is from a book called Modern Blocks, compiled by Susanne Woods.
      The block, called Just Jack, is made by Lynne Goldsworthy.
      The block I’ve made is a little bit different to the original as I’ve tailored it into one that meets the needs of the quilt I wanted to make.
      I’m so glad you’re enjoying my YouTube videos! There’s lots more to come! 🙂

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  3. Hi Amanda I am also from the US and was wondering if you would do a tutorial on your union jack block. I would really love it if you would, I just love getting to watch all your videos. Thank you

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