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July 30, 2009



i've just chopped into my first charm pack, to make a little nine patch quilt - going well so far!


I love the Anna Maria Horner 'jelly roll' - lovely!

Thanks so much for the kind words about my quilt! I definitely see precuts in my future, though I haven't used any to date. For some reason, jelly rolls always seem very appealing. Now that I've got the quilting bug, I'd like to try all sorts of different patterns.

Have fun!


Thank you for the mention of my toddlers slippers. They are cute and easy to make. They'd look good in either A M Horner or A Butler fabric shown on your post.


I've just been using a jelly roll to make a top for a coins quilt. It's is looking very pretty, but now I need to do the quilting which for me is always very slow!


I cut my own layer cake and charm pack from scraps to make a quilt from Pam Nicky Lintott's latest book. It was a good way to use up a whole load of autumn coloured scraps I had accumulated. I also regularly read the Moda Bake Shop blog, there's loads of inspiring projects to make. The last one I did was a grocery bag dispenser which used only 16 charm squares - I cut my own again from scraps- the whole thing only took a couple of hours.


Many thanks for your lovely words about my quilt blocks. I have really enjoyed the quilt challenge as it has progressed. I am working on a couple which say they are for beginners, but we shall see. Any questions, help etc please do email won't you. I can even send you copies of my templates if you like. I have a Moda charm pack which was very kindly given to me by Lise at Chocolate Cat as a thank you for the Christmas Swap last year (very generous, I nearly fell over when I opened it!) and know I have taken part in the quilt challenge I am going to make something from these. Possibly a project bag so I see and use it all the time.


I have only just cut into my very first Moda charm squares today. They've never had them in my local quiltshop, but for their show and tell just before closing down for the summer holidays, they had a few for sale and I was one of the lucky ones to get a packet of Spring Magic by April Cornell. I used some of the squares for a wonky block for a card and most of the rest I've started cutting into 1/4 circles for Drunkard Path blocks; a block I've only just started to get to grips with. I think it's a great invention; I can't cut very much in any one go because of neck and back problems so this way I can go straight to sewing. I certainly hope the shop will have more when they re-open after the hols.
Love the aqua coloured fabrics very much btw


Love your inspiration list. The fabric photos are just dreamy! :-)

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