Thursday, May 31, 2012

No time to S.I.T. still

Sew It Together 2012 is only a week and a bit away so there's no time to S.I.T. still.

Our amazing organiser, Sheridan, has kindly allowed me to have a little market stall to showcase my products, so I have been die-cutting like crazy. There are stacks of packs of fabric hexagons all over the place, and I'm working on some other ideas too. (Sshh, top secret for now.)

I have to admit I'm not just looking forward to the workshops and stitching sessions - I'm looking forward to the loot as well. There will be prizes and goody bags and too-tempting market stalls. Can you imagine what it's going to be like with sponsors like Saffron Craig, The Red Thread, Suzy Hausfrau and others (including me!) - way way better than the Cadbury easter showbag.

We'll also be swapping stuff with other SITters. I was too late to join in on the Name Badge Swap so I made one for myself from half-inch hexies.

Which reminds me ... check out an amazing work-in-progress on Grit's blog. The neatest half-inch hexies you'll ever see.

I've just finished making my 5 items for the Sample Swap. I don't want to spoil the surprise so you don't get to see inside the boxes, sorry!

At the S.I.T. weekend, my main project will be my Rose Star Quilt Version 2.  I started the Rose Star earlier this year but the fabrics turned out to be too bold and strong for my taste. So I have restarted it in a different fabric range.

I couldn't wait to get started so here's the block I made last weekend.

I'm using the Flora range by Lauren and Jessie Jung for Moda and I already know that I am going to love love love it. I'm planning to use a very sunny yellow for the background and a strawberry red for the centres, but I'll wait until I've done a few more blocks before deciding.

It's going to be such a cheery quilt and a cheery weekend. Only 10 sleeps to go ... starting now! Nighty-night.


  1. Your Rose Star looks lovely! Love the fussy cut fabrics! What did you do with the other pieced Stars?

  2. Ein wunderschöner Block.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

  3. I'm so excited too! Your name badge is beautiful, I can't imagine stitching half inch hexies. I should really be finishing my 5th swap item too, but I'm having fun checking out blogs.