Thursday, 7 May 2015

The Oakshott Scandinavia Blog Hop

This week and next week we are bringing you eight projects from eight fantastic designers using Oakshott Scandinavia.  Today is the turn of Rossie Hutchinson and all the stops on the blog hop are listed out below.  Bear in mind that different time zones may mean that the posts appear later on in the day.


4 May  - Sarah Sharp 
6 May  - Amy Sinibaldi 
11 May - Elaine Poplin
12 May - Sarah Fielke
13 May - Nicholas Ball

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

The Oakshott Scandinavia Blog Hop

This week and next week we are bringing you eight projects from eight fantastic designers using Oakshott Scandinavia.  Today is the turn of Amy Sinibaldi and all the stops on the blog hop are listed out below.  Bear in mind that different time zones may mean that the posts appear later on in the day.


4 May  - Sarah Sharp 
6 May  - Amy Sinibaldi 
11 May - Elaine Poplin
12 May - Sarah Fielke
13 May - Nicholas Ball

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

My week on Instagram

This week on Instagram my special favourite was the front cover of Quilt Now by Sonia of Fabric And Flowers - a well deserved and fabulous front cover quilt.


My four other faves from this issue are by Karen Lewis of Karen Lewis Textiles, Sharon McConnell of Color Girl Quilts, Janet Goddard and Elisabeth from Sharks Dinner / Lemonshark.  


Meanwhile I've been sewing with the beautiful upcoming line Morning Song by Elizabeth Olwen for Cloud9 Fabrics but currently only have this much so show you. HSTs and binding!

 

Dashwood Studio very kindly sent me copies of two photos they'd taken of two quilts I made for them recently, using their Cuckoo's Calling and Suffolk Garden lines.  Both of these appeared in recent issues of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine in case you're interested in making either.  


And finally I've been working on the second month's mini quilt for the Sew Hot mini quilt club using 60's Scrapbag by Emma Jean Jansen for Ella Blue Fabrics.  


The Oakshott Scandinavia Blog Hop

This week and next week we are bringing you eight projects from eight fantastic designers using Oakshott Scandinavia.  Today is the turn of Heather Scrimnscher and all the stops on the blog hop are listed out below.  Bear in mind that different time zones may mean that the posts appear later on in the day.


4 May  - Sarah Sharp 
6 May  - Amy Sinibaldi 
11 May - Elaine Poplin
12 May - Sarah Fielke
13 May - Nicholas Ball

Monday, 4 May 2015

And the winner is ...

And so the winner of the lovely fabric giveaway from Shabby Fabrics of this fat eighth bundle of Moda Grunge basics ... 

 ... has been picked by Random Number Generator ... 
... and is ... 


Congratulations Kristy Hopeful Threads - I will put you and Shabby Fabrics in touch with each other to organise delivery of your prize! 

Tula Pink Giveaway from Fabric Please!

Today we have a wonderful giveaway of a 20FQ bundle of Tula Pink's True Colours from Fabric Please!  Based in Canada, they specialise in quality designer fabrics for the quilter and sewist.  You will find lines from leading designers and manufacturers, such as, Tula Pink, Art Gallery, Michael Miller, Lecien, Sandy Gervais, Cloud9, Monaluna and many, many more.  This will be shipped internationally and we are amending this post to link to all the wonderful giveaways at Sew Mama Sew over this weekend.  Head on over there to find many more! 


They strive to offer quality fabrics at reasonable prices.  Their batting prices are also very competitive.  They ship internationally and will find the best shipping rates to save you as much money as possible.





To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic bundle, you can

1.   Leave a comment, any comment.
2.   Like Fabric Please! on Facebook and leave me a comment to let me know you have.
3.   Spread the word on social media - one comment for each different share. 

The Oakshott Scandinavia Blog Hop

Over the next two weeks we are bringing you eight projects from eight fantastic designers using Oakshott Scandinavia.  All the hops are listed out below so you can come back to this post and see where to go to next!


Scandinavia is a line of shot cottons shot with cream so that they create a beautiful gentle palette and I am so excited to see what everyone is going to do with them.  


The blog hop stops are listed out below and I hope you enjoy the inspiration you find there.  

4 May  - Sarah Sharp 
6 May  - Amy Sinibaldi 
11 May - Elaine Poplin
12 May - Sarah Fielke
13 May - Nicholas Ball

Sunday, 3 May 2015

The Oakshott Scandinavia Blog Hop

This week and next week we are bringing you eight projects from eight fantastic designers using Oakshott Scandinavia.  Today is the turn of  Sarah Sharp and all the stops on the blog hop are listed out below.  Bear in mind that different time zones may mean that the posts appear later on in the day.


4 May  - Sarah Sharp 
6 May  - Amy Sinibaldi 
11 May - Elaine Poplin
12 May - Sarah Fielke
13 May - Nicholas Ball

Friday, 1 May 2015

Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet

It's the first of May so it's time to dance around the maypoles.  Here at Lily's Quilts, we have a linky party to show off anything you've made or worked on (or even fabric you've bought) during the previous month.  There is a second linky party to help small blogs meet and connect with other blogs.  You'll find a few new blogs to follow and hopefully build up the network around your blog and gain some new followers too.  Yesterday I finished this quilt.  It is made using Sherwood, a new line from Makower hitting the shops later this year.


And what about you?  What have you worked on this month?  Any finishes?  Maybe a mosaic of everything you've been doing?  One favourite thing?  Link up at the bottom of this post to share what you've been working on. If you do link up, how about visiting at least four of the other blogs who link up - two above you and two below you - and stopping to leave a comment as well as visiting back anyone who visits you.  As always here's the button to grab - a brand shiny new one this month to reflect the new blog header!
Fresh Sewing Day

And link up in the second linky if you are a blog with fewer than 50 followers and would like to get to know a few more people out there in blogland. Write a post about this feature, add this button and then link up.  Next go and visit and get to know at least four other linked blogs - starting with the two above you in the linkys and the two below you. Visit those blogs, leave a comment, click to follow and visit that blog regularly over the next few weeks. Visit more if you have the time. And also visit back any new bloggers who come to visit you and get to know them and their blogs.
Small Blog Meet

FRESH SEWING DAY

SMALL BLOG MEET