Textured block #1

I recently stumbled across a site via a facebook group that has a textured quilt sampler tutorial.

*(you can find that website here: http://mypatchwork.wordpress.com/textured-quilt-sampler-tutorial/ )

I don’t know about you guys – but I have never seen or heard of a textured quilt!

the website has 25 blocks, and the quilt will end up finishing about 52 1/2 x 52 1/2.

I would like to do at least one block a week, hoping for two or three a week if life doesn’t get too crazy!

Here’s my first block:

I plan on doing the whole quilt in white and blue and I’m just itching to get started on the second block!

Have you done a textured quilt before? I’d love to see pictures, so let me know the link!

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November FQ swap

I had many plans of some wonderful blog posts this weekend…one being Supper Sunday – except I got called into work so we had pizza for supper (not a very exciting blog post would that make!) and then we were out of town, and just got plain busy. but here is the much needed FQ swap information for the ladies from the facebook group 🙂

I have the following ladies as showing interested/joining:

Jan W.

Carol F.W.

Sherry W.

Cathie B.

Heather F. P.

Kim J.

Carole B.

Julie K.

Pauline M.

Frances W.

Shelby B.

Vigdis S.

Ragene L. Blackjack-Genie

Kyla R.

The requirements for the swap will be small and simple this time around. One reason being that this is my first swap I’m organizing, and the holidays are coming up for many people so the budget may be a little tight – and lots of other crafting and busy schedules are going on as well right?! So here it is:

Sign ups close on the 30th (that’s tomorrow, tuesday).

You get to give some suggestions to your partner, and we’ll all have high hopes that they’ll follow them!, such as “I’m in need of blue fabric for a project” or “I would like christmas fabric” or “I would like food themed fabric”etc.

3 FQ’s must be mailed out to your assigned destination by November 20th, 2012

By December 20th, 2012 – it would be totally cool if you’d upload a picture of something you’re working on or completed with your received fabric. (this album will be on the facebook page for marching into june)

If you’d like to be 100% signed up, please email me the following information no later than tuesday, midnight your time. (in reality, I won’t be checking until I wake up wednesday morning).

1. Your name as you would like it to appear on the envelope.

2. your full address

3. what type of fabrics your trying to collect.

the above can all be emailed to : marchingintojune@gmail.com

please use the subject line NOVEMBER FQ SWAP SIGNUP 

Please note that this is currently only for Canada. 

As I had mentioned before I’m totally new at this, so let me know if you have any further questions or if you feel like I’ve missed something – I’m totally open to constructive & positive opinions!

Thanks to the Canadian Quilters group on facebook for getting me started on this!

the “very” series

You may or may not have heard of Eric Carle’s classic childrens book, the very hungry caterpillar. It just happens to be my sons favourite book of all time, at three years old he had it memorized and could read the whole story to us. So when the fat quarter shop had a sale and Eric Carle’s fabric was included, I bit the biscuit and bought the Very series panel. It includes all the different characters from the stories in two different images – a great impact and I didn’t have to buy a whole bunch of different fabric! It’s taken me about a year to decide what to do with it, but I finally decided to make throw pillows for my sons new bed.

Theres one more that I haven’t sewn yet, and it has the actual hungry caterpillar on it. He’s now asking for a hungry caterpillar blanket – sigh.

Have you made anything with the eric carle fabric? I’d love to see it – leave a link!

You can find the eric carle fabric {here}, and his books {here}