Thursday, November 18, 2010

Missing In Action

My Mum has finally come home from hospital but is needing very hands on care day and night so not a lot of stitching has been going on.  Her recovery from heart surgery is going to be slow, it has really knocked her around.

I have received 2 lovely packages in the mail from generous bloggers who held giveaways. I won the Kona Cottons Jelly Roll from Violette and have great plans to make an Amish inspired quilt. The Amish style quilt pictured is made by an Australian designer, Joy White. She has a web site where you can purchase her gorgeous patterns here...From My Hands To Yours.  I love the way the black background makes the solid colours pop.

The Kona Cottons are the Dusty range so they will be perfect.  I don't know if I'll make the Lancaster Stars or a Churn Dash block but I like the blocks on point.

Even though I've been really busy with Mum I did (a little guiltily) manage a quick visit to my LQS and made a small fabric purchase. Some browns and pinks for the Jo Morton basket wall quilt. I also picked up the latest American Patchwork and Quilting.  It has a great article on Jo Morton at home and how she decorates with quilts. Yum.

I have posted this picture of Jo Morton's basket quilt before but this is what the brown and pink Fat quarters are intended for.

The fat quarters below I won in a giveaway from Jera.  I won the Fabric Sicko award.  I confessed to being a total fabric- tradgic- addict!!!

Well I hope this posts because Blogger won't show me a preview!!!

Bye for now,



  1. I love Amish quilts! I have made nine patches and have 12 different star blocks form an exchange. I cant wait to sew them into quilts! I made a small wall hanging with hand dyed shades of purples and black. Good luck you will have fun with your Kona colors.

  2. Black backgrounds are great for making colours pop...and the Amish have the knack for that with their beautiful quilts..
    I hope your Mum makes a speedy and full recovery..
    Julia ♥

  3. The basket quilt will be lovely. Don't forget to take some time for yourself during the recovery.