Friday, 13 February 2009

Hello Australia!

. . . and everywhere else as well!

My bloggie numbers are shootin' through the roof!

Kellie, over at "Don't Look Now included my link in her last post and there's been tons of people popping over here last night and today. Remember my "happy" pillow from a few posts back? Well that was Kellie's wonderful pattern and if you haven't downloaded it yet, make sure you do. Someday you'll need a "happy" pillow pattern to make - it certainly cheered me up when I really needed it.

On a rather not-so-happy note . . . The devastation of the wildfires in Australia and the long-term rebuilding efforts that will be needed will be felt by many folks for a very long time. My heartfelt sympathies go out to each and every one of you and your families and I wish I could make everyone a "happy" pillow in the hope that it would ease your burden. Our thoughts are with you.

A few days ago I did finish the stitching on my Bunny Hill block #2 and it is now pinned up next to block #1. This got me to thinking about how this whole little quilt will go together . . . I guess I better re-read my instructions, because I'm sure Anne has told us whether we need to buy sashing fabric and border fabric (I just went and checked (online) and she says she will let us know in the newsletter when they have calculated the yardage for borders, etc.). So, if I know before this line of fabric is discontinued, I will be checking over at The Fabric Depot for my border yardages. I received an email this morning advising that they were having a 40% off sale (on certain items) until the 17th of February. If you're looking for jelly rolls or flannels, this may be the sale for you.

This is the site where I buy most of my yardage for quilts . . . quite often I'll buy a fat quarter or a jelly roll somewhere and then I need borders or backing of that particular line of fabric - that's when I check out The Fabric Depot to see if they carry that line and then wait for a 35% to 40% off sale. Oh, by the way, the fabric is always 25% off, but I hold out for the bigger discounts. I love buying fabric . . . and I REALLY love buying fabric on sale!

And, the only other thing I have been up to this week, is finishing off the next step in the Mystery Quilt over at Blue Meadow Designs. Still really easy . . . no stress yet. I have no idea what the quilt is going to look like so all I can do is throw the blocks onto the carpet to see how the colors are working together.

We've only made 17 blocks so far, but we needed 35 charm squares, so there's still going to be some sewing and juggling of blocks happening down the road.

Em? With Monday being a holiday in Manitoba . . . will Myra and Cori post Part 3 of the Mystery Quilt? Can't wait to find out!

Have a great VALENTINE's weekend wherever you are.

'til next time,

M.

6 comments:

MYRA said...

I snapped up the happy pillow. Thanks for the reminder! 8-)
Your Feb basket looks wonderful! I think this is going to be a wonderful BOM. 8-)
I am watching your BOM with Myra and Cori... I figure if I can't play along right now, I might as well watch you! lol...
Back to working on my Feb finish...
Happy stitchings!

Christina said...

I just love your February block! THe birds seems to just jump out of the block! Wish I'd seen it before I did mine. I also snapped up the happy pillow directions and can't wait to make one. Love reading your blog!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

That happy pillow is awesome Marlene! I have to get busy and get those Bunny Hill blocks done because I`m sure that the March block will be just as wonderful as the first 2. March 1st isn`t that far away...

I`m waiting to see how the Blue Meadows mystery unfolds for you as well...

Sydney Plumber said...

Australia..... Beautiful country its on of the my favorite countries...

Karen said...

Love your February basket.

Suzanne said...

I love your February block. The colors are so soft and feminine - pretty as can be! I look forward to seeing the rest of your blocks.