Friday, May 08, 2009

Soriee Progress and Sewn!

Going wonderfully with the Soriee Cuddle Quilt. Thank goodness for jelly rolls, thank goodness for jelly rolls is my mantra at the moment. I just have another strip of the plain pink marble and then all ready to sandwich. The pale pink in the background is the polar fleece I am going to back it with, it is soooooo soft! Wasn't sure about the blue at first, but it seems to frame it nicely and brings out the blue in some of the centre charms.

I stumbled across Sewn the other night. It's a new site for sewer's.

"The website will have just about everything you can think of that you would want online as a sewer. There are forums, online advice from industry experts, conversion charts, colour wheels, free patterns and class listings. There will be interviews with all your favourite designers, quilters, patterns makers and authors. There will be tutorials with me and with other sewers from here and overseas, podcasts and coverage from shows and articles about all maner of exciting things."

Sounds like fun! Being launched in June, they are holding a blog launch party, a little competition to win stuff that crafty bloggers like to do. Above is my contribution. I have a pile of fabric I don't like any more, ugly stuff taking up room in my stash, fabric I doubt I'll ever use, fabric that you may love? It is all fine, sizes range from half a metre and fat quarters to charm squares. Leave a comment here and go in the running for it, if you dare! Good luck! Winner's drawn on June the 8th.

Sorry, but due to postage costs, I am going to have to say Australian residents only, I'll fill a 500 gram satchel, but to post overseas, it's just too much money, sorry.

32 comments:

Kelly said...

OK I'm game, I'd love to enter your giveaway!
The Soiree quilt is going to be fabulous!

AJ said...

Soriee Quilt looking good!

Shannon said...

Ohhhh - I like your so called "ugly" fabrics! Send them my way!

The Soiree quilt looks wonderful, btw. :)

Little Munchkins said...

Me Helen me! I see some fabrics I like already :)

I am liking the Soiree quilt. I wish I had bought some of that fabric when Fabric Buffet had them on sale last month.

Emma said...

This quilt is coming along beautifully! I love the white peeper borders, can't wait to see the whole thing!

Car said...

The Quilt is looking fantastic so far!

I love your ugly fabrics :)

Holly said...

I definitely like the blue border, it adds some zing and freshness to it, and you're right - it does pick up the blues from the centre squares.

I would love to win some of your "ugly" fabrics, haha... they're gorgeous!

~Holly

http://twocheeseplease.livejournal.com

Narelle said...

They look bright and cheery fabrics to me, I'd love to win them.
Can't wait to see the finished Soiree quilt.

Selina said...

Love the soriee with the blue and can't wait to see it complete

Fiona @ Feebeez said...

I've been thinking about your little Ruby a lot. I have a daughter with the same name, who is also the same age. The cuddle quilt looks wonderful. I am sure she will love it!

I'd also like to go in the running for your fabrics. What is someone's trash is someone else's treasure!

Rinelle said...

Love the quilt, and the fabric looks beautiful!

DrCris said...

I was nervous to leave a comment to go into the draw for the "ugly" fabrics. But it seems that others are willing to fess up to liking them. I think it is definitely worth a try. And the Soiree quilt is great. I am enjoying watching the progress.

Tam said...

Glad you are on board with a wonderful new site and great giveaway..not sure about ugly!!

cinzia said...

oh the wonders one could make with the oughts one other rejected .. please count me in

Puggle said...

Helen, I've been trying to track down some of that stripe second from the bottom in your reject pile for the last year!

tashalou said...

Oh a dare, count me in please!! I can never say no to fabric ;) Your quilts looks fabulous by the way :)

Jessica said...

Ah well being in the UK counts me out then. I love this blog and others that I've found through this huge giveaway so I'm definitely a winner anyway :)

Bec Clarke said...

You always have the best fabrics. I hope I win sooo much.
Bec

Lisa said...

Sounds great! Can never have enough fabric. Count me in please!

Anonymous said...

One person's ugly is another person' much needed final touch for a quilt, softie, etc! Count me it!
Deb - debyeo@hotmail.com

ange_moore said...

I'm a newbie quilter so I need to expand my stash and perhaps your uglies will become my pretties!!

Leah said...

I agree on Soiree looking very nice :0 and pick me ! pick me!

Carol R. said...

I can't play along with your giveaway (I live in the U.S.), but I would like to say that I love your blog anyway! You have such a lovely way of putting fabrics together to make the most beautiful quilts. Good luck with your endeavors.

SandyN said...

I do love a good party and presents. I just got back into patchwork after a huge break and would love to win your fabrics to start my collection. Thanks for your giveaway.

Naomi said...

More fabric my way please! Thanks for the chance to win!

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Woo Hoo! I'm so happy to be in Queensland...from one quilter to another...love Sewn!

Deborah
comfortjoydesignsATgmailDOTcom

eriven said...

Your quilt is very pretty. I love jelly rolls too because it's sooooo hard to pick fabrics when they are so many gorgeous ones around.

Please count me in for your giveaway and thanks for participating :)

chook said...

well I would Love to be in the draw to win your ugly fabric I think they are yummy LOL
hugs Beth

Ann (oceanian@lycos.com) said...

I love to win your 'ugly' fabrics.

Melanie said...

It feels strange to say this, but I would love to win your 'ugly' fabric!

Trish Goodfield said...

There's no such thing as 'ugly fabric', it just doesn't speak to us.

Peta said...

I would be glad to give your ugly fabric a home!! Thanks for the chance to win! Hope you are lucky enough to win something too!

peta_yip@hotmail.com