Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A great week so far!!!

It really has been a good week so far ... And it's only Tuesday :o)!

Yesterday I went off to my quilting group and we did a workshop on free motion quilting. I've had a go at this once or twice and I've quilted a couple of items this way, but I have to admit ... never very confidently. Well, we had the best fun!! I've come away from that class feeling so much better about giving it another go!! Here's part of my practice piece ... I really enjoyed doing the leafy design ... some of the rest of the piece looks a bit like a dog's dinner so this is the only part I'm sharing LOL.

When I got home from quilting there was a parcel on the doorstep!!all the way from USA!!! Look what I got .....
I won a giveaway recently from Jennifer at Sweet Liberty, the prize was a bundle of 'manly flannels'. Well I have to say I never expected so much!!These are all fat 1/4s .....
and these are dozens of 5" squares already cut and ready to use!! And they're all sitting on 2 1/2 yards of gorgeous log cabins on cream.That's not all ..... there was also a yummy Dove chocolate and an American Patchwork and Quilting magazine!!!It wasn't long before this was the scene on my table :o) .... note the empty choccy wrapper hehehe.
Thank you so much Jennifer, you're very kind ... your generosity just blew me away - you made my day :o).

I also managed to get some stitching done today (another good day!!!). I've been putting together my Oh Cherry Ohs - they're such cheery fabrics!!
I'd like this quilt to be another OPAM finish for April ;o)
...... lol we'll see!!


Lurline said...

Love the Oh Cherry Ohs and your free-motion quilting is looking great!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Sherri said...

Wow...your free-motion quilting is amazing! And congrats on your giveaway box!!!

wonderwoman said...

what a lovely box of goodies - and chocolate too - doesn't get much better!


Anonymous said...

Gosh Joy, so much to comment on so I'll go in order. I too have been avoiding free-motion quilting and would love a lesson. I would take pics of the best parts too. Looks great. What a wonderful parcel and I would be in the same position afterwards, empty choc packet and all.
Now that Cherry fabric looks like so much fun..... I'll keep my eye out for some charm packs.

Julia said...

Your free motion quilting is great Joy!
I too have trouble doing free motion designs...but I can stipple!
Love the fabrics...congratulations..
Julia ♥

Maree said...

Love your Quilting..looks Great to Me...nice box of goodies there & your cherry quilt is looking Fab.!!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Look at you in your quilting class! Love it. And that cherry-o - wowie!

Kitty said...

Hi Joy - firstly, thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. Secondly ... wow! You do some amazing quilting. That was a gorgeous box of loveliness you received - aren't bloggers a lovely bunch of people?

Hope you and your family have a good Easter weekend.

Take care :-)

Lorraine said...

great giveaway goodies! Lucky you! Love the Cherry fabrics...very bright and cheerful! ........and good work with the free motion quilting!

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