A Finished Top!

Hey y’all 🙂

As you might remember, I participated in Ms Midge‘s Heather Bailey Charm Swap and subsequent Charm Along recently?
{While you check out Ms Midge’s page, why not join in the Aussie Aurifil Club?? Those threads are simply gorgeous! ❤ }

HB CA Ms MidgeLook at all of the pretties we swapped!!

Well, I was sewing like a demon to finish in time for the deadline {linked at 11.45 for the 12.00 deadline! haha} And this is the result :

HB Charm Along finishedWonky Stars!! Can you see the secondary white wonky pinwheels?
I am working tomorrow, but planning on whipping up a quick backing on Sunday and quilt it next week some time.

I love it, but kinda wish the stars and pinwheels both stood out more … So I think I might try this one again down the track but use deeper colours and stars all in one colour and see how that turns out 🙂

I still haven’t used my precious Amy Butler Charm Along squares yet!!! I MUST get onto using them soon …

Anyhow, this one was meant to be a shorty – see you with a finish next week hopefully!

KATE Sig for Manic MumdaysP.S. I haven’t said it for a while – but why not check out my Facebook page, Pintrest or Instagram? 🙂

A New Charm Along!!!

Did I tell you I was participating in Ms Midge’s latest Charm Swap?
This time round we’ve swapped Heather Bailey Charms.
HB CA Ms MidgeLet me tell you – they are GORGEOUS!!! This crappy nighttime photo certainly doesn’t do them justice, but here is the only one I have of my actual bundle:
HB Charm swap goodiesI was busy sorting when I took this as an after thought and I have already cut into them! lol

Ms Midge’s Heather Bailey Charm-Along kicked off this week, and I have a fantastic plan for these babies!!
No HST this time 😉 Can’t wait to share some pics with you 🙂

I have a little quilt top finish to share today!
I have been Quilting Along with Nanny Margie and this is the top!

IMG_6562It’s a sweet little cot-sized baby boy quilt!
I have a plan for a quick backing using off cuts from the front, but need to pick up some batting to quilt it. I have some gorgeous striped binding ready too …

After I get this Charm Along done I am going to be strict with myself and get a couple of UFOs finished. I should also have a clean out and destash a few fabrics. I swear I could almost start a fabric shop!

I have felt a little lost this week – this post was written days ago but I have had issues with my WiFi and printer … I was trying to set up my new printer and while uninstalling printer ‘stuff’ accidentally uninstalled something important 😦 eeekkk … Thankfully I have a fantastic Computer Wiz who sorted it all out for me!
Do you feel a little lost without your internet and printer too? 🙂

I’m working allllll weekend long, but I really hope you have a great weekend!

KATE Sig for Manic Mumdays

My Second QAL for 2015

I showed off the 3rd block for the Snapshots QAL last month …
And I think I’ve mentioned I am participating in 2 this year. {Now 3! haha} I have also had to play catch-up in the second and would like to share the first couple of blocks from that today 🙂

This QAL is Vacation Time QAL with Pat Sloan. Her blocks are gorgeous, and they are also easy to follow along and piece with very clear instructions.

Pat Sloan Vacation Time QAL 1Pat Sloan Vacation Time QAL 2Pat Sloan Vacation Time QAL 3Pat Sloan Vacation Time QAL 4I’m using “Morning Walk” by Leah Duncan. 🙂
The colours are more muted than I would usually choose for myself. I picked up this bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop‘s Modern FQ Club {One of the clubs I mentioned a while back 🙂 }. I thought it might go nicely for this QAL and jumped in as I had no real idea what fabrics I was going to use until they arrived lol

I am again joining the fabulous Ms Midge in a Charm Swap! This time round we are swapping Heather Bailey!!
aussiecharmswap Heather BaileyI am in love with all of the fabrics! I borrowed the pic below from Ms Midge – just look how gorgeous all of the lines are together!!
Heather Bailey Charm SwapAnd the best news yet? => the majority of swaps were sent back to us TODAY!!!
Squeeeeee!! 😀 Isn’t Midge a superstar?? I’ll be stalking the postie now …

To add to my excitement, I have also joined the Aussie Aurifil Club!!
aussieaurifulclubAnd since Midge is running that too, we held off my delivery of May’s thread and it’s coming with my charms!!
{I have no idea where Midge gets all of her time and energy, but I am eternally grateful!}

My hope for the next few days is to continue to catch up with my QALs. Hubby is away on business and that usually makes it a bit easier 😉 We also have a long weekend here in Queensland so I plan on indulging in a sleep in on Monday since I am working the rest of the weekend. I do so love a sleep in … And when I get up, a PJ/sewing day is on the cards!

What are you doing this weekend? Hope you have time for some sewing or crafting!

KATE Sig for Manic Mumdays