Monday, 6 July 2015

Where has time gone to? and a chance to win a pattern

It is now July, and I have been chasing my tail.  But I finally think that I have got there.

I had visited Marilyn from The Patchwork Teahouse in Warburton, and whilst  there, we had a discussion about the new French general fabrics from Moda, called  Bon Voyage. Marilyn sent me some of the fabric when it arrived in the shop, and I have been happily playing with them. Made these, -- which is another version of the Blue Heart designs I had made previously,-- and they have got a pattern and hopefully, Marilyn will have time to cut up some of her fabrics as a kit for them. Otherwise, I am sure she will have the kits of this fabric in her online shop, once she is back from Adelaide. She will be attending the Quilt Show in Adelaide next week-- so make sure you drop in to see her and say Hello.

Red Heart Embroidered Cushion made with the French General fabrics, Bon Voyage.
Red Heart Embroidered Wall Hanging made with Bon Voyage by French General.
Christmas Hearth Cushion with 3 stockings
I was madly packing the patterns in their packets last night, and today they are off to the post office on their way to Victoria, then Adelaide. They are doing more travelling than I am!
The second deadline I have is to send  a quilt and matching cushions off to Homespun magazine by mid July. I have completed them, written the pattern and all the other things that need to be done for the project and they will also go to the Post Office --on  Thursday. I would like to take a photo of them because it will be awhile before they come home again. Unfortunately, I cannot show them off just yet -- am busting to do so-- but need some patience!
Once these are done-- I might be able to go back to a slower pace again. I am such a slow stitcher-- that is the problem. And of course, writing a pattern up is just so time consuming as I am paranoid about making a mistake.
Next project in mind is a Christmas one, I think.
P/S I do have a spare painted button for the Red Embroidered cushion, so if anyone would like to win the pattern with the button, please leave a comment for a chance to win it.


Anonymous said...

Wow Yvonne you sure have been busy,love your cushion and the new French General fabric is gorgeous,can't wait to see your new quilt and cushions in the mag,well done and I hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Yvonne,
zour makings with the french floral fabrics are just lovely. You sure have been busy. I am looking forward to the pictures you can't show yet, you have gotten me quiet nosy.
Don't add me in the drawing, since I own one of your beautiful buttons already and others should be as happy as I was when I received it. Looking at the button often.

Anthea said...

Can't wait to see your design in Homespun, Yvonne! Well done!

Radka said...

Lovely designs, Yvonne, all of them :-) I do like the Christmas Hearth in non-christmas colours.

Fiona said...

lovely cushions and pretty designs....

Christine M said...

Your cushion is lovely in French General, Yvonne. Can't wait to see your new designs.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh no! More FG fabrics to hanker after. Your designs are lovely pretty! Love the hearth and stockings. Totally understand that pattern writing thing! I am sure your project will be gorgeous... looking forward to its reveal xx

barb's creations said...

Love your designs Yvonne and I'm sure the wait will be worth it for the Homespun design to become available :) Barb.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

My you have been very busy Yvonne and I certainly agree that the time is flying!

Ondrea said...

Oh my! Your cushions and wallhanging are all so lovely. You certainly have been busy while I was away. Clever gal.