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

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Plodding Along

… Yup. That’s me this month. Plodding along.

Getting things done, but not feeling like I am. How was your Easter? Hope the Easter Bunny was kind to you!

I have finished a couple of quilt tops in the last couple of weeks, quilted one of them and the binding is attached on one side ready to hand stitch the other side. I’ve also done a couple of BOMs/QALs.
It feels productive, but don’t seem to have much to show for my labours.
Would you like to see some sneak peeks? If you’re anything like me the pics are usually the highlight of a blog post haha. Here you go :

IMG_6211A cute baby quilt using a tute by Jessica Kelly found at Moda Bakeshop and some Riley Blake’s Snips & Snails 🙂
It still needs a back and to be quilted.

IMG_6213This one is a simple brick pattern with border. I used Country Girls by Riley Blake and my favourite white Quilters Solid from The Oz Material Girls. It’s been SLQed with my new walking foot and just needs its binding finished!IMG_6214The back of the same quilt. It ended up mainly blue/green/white because that’s what I had left! haha

IMG_6204 (2)I have joined Pat Sloan’s Quilt Along facebook page and as well as joining in the awesome Vacation Time Mystery BOM, {I will share some pics next time} she throws us awesome challenges! Do you remember when I mentioned leaders and enders last month {HERE}? That revelation was born from Pat’s last challenge – Hip To Be Square!
Anyhow, her latest challenge is the String Bean Challenge and all we had to do was use some of her own fabrics to be in the running for the fabulous prizes she has up for grabs this time round. I had a gorgeous jelly roll of her One For You, One For Me fabrics sitting round all lonely so I bit the bullet and cut into it! ^ This is the result of that. I love it!! It’s a great sized throw and I will find it hard to let go of so it might be joining my growing collection.
 Thanks for stopping by!

KATE Sig for Manic Mumdays