Thursday, August 4, 2011

Giveaway 1 - Winner 8 - and my current project

Have you ever seen a quilt that you absolutely positively no-doubt-about-it have to make?

When I saw this quilt a couple of weeks ago, I was instantly smitten. I cut my papers immediately, opened my never-been-used fabric glue pen, and life has not been the same since.

The Candied Hexagon quilt has been around for a few years, but this one by Lizzie Broderie is just so yummy. Whenever I look at it, I see something new. Also check out the amazing circular blocks that she has pieced. Her use of colour, her fussy-cut fabrics and her amazing skill and neatness are a real inspiration.

Luckily, I wasn't the only one who fell in love with this quilt. Lynne from Lily's Quilts has been posting patterns, Gayle Brindley has been keeping us in the mood with the prettiest blocks, and they're both helping us out with tutorials covering everything from the basics of english paper piecing to how to design and sew blocks with curved pieces.

For more inspiration, visit the Lily's Quilts Flickr page. (Warning: you will NOT be able to resist joining in.)

But before you do, join me in congratulating tonight's winner of the giveaway, Paul from Ohio. Congratulations Paul!

PS There are still two more draws to go. To be in the running, go to


  1. That quilt is amazing!!! I am all inspired now - Jo! Such a bad influence hehe, i'm supposed to be finishing all my WIPs haha!

  2. Congrats to Paul! That is one amazing quilt!

  3. Does Paul have a cat? Ha ha, only joking, congrats Paul!

  4. Congratulations Paul. Wow, that hexie quilt is divine. One day I will get to it too. Your hexies are looking wonderful. Cannot wait to see your finished project.