Tuesday, October 23, 2012

This and that and a winner

Pink Castle Fabrics kindly donated that beautiful bundle to sponsor the Mod Pop Quiltalong, where a bunch of brave and courageous quilters are making Julie from Distant Pickle's Mod Pop Quilt with me. The rainbow bundle was the incentive to get over the fear and worry of sewing curves. Thank you to Brenda and the gang at Pink Castle Fabrics.

Fourteen quilters have mastered their curves and the Mod Pop block and were entered. Look at their curves:

Mod Pop - first blocks

I counted them in order from the first block posted by each person, and the winner is Anne. She is asdesigned on flickr and she blogs at Play Crafts. Congratulations Anne - her blocks are those beautiful deep blue/navy and grey ones.
It is not too late to join us, we are all going to piece these fun blocks for a bit.

In other quilty news, I forgot to show you the key fob that I made for my secret partner in the Mouthy Stitches Swap. A small little thing but so cute. I used the pattern by Leila from Where the Orchids Grow. I am going to make some more, these would make great little presents and the holidays are coming.
Key Fob

I am going to send the beautiful Marmalade hexies to Helen who blogs at Archie the Wonderdog. She has a nice pillow planned for her front room.

Marmalade flowers

I have been figuring out how to make palettes from pictures. I used the very easy to use palette builder at Play Crafts and a picture from our trip to Hawaii the summer before last:

Now, I was not thrilled by that palette, I was hoping to see more of the aqua out there in the ocean. So I  cropped the picture:

Much better, of course one can take control of one's palette, right?  Now I have to get on with some English Paper Piecing for the Travelin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop. My day is November 5 but I am not so great at EPP and will need the time. In the meantime, there is a new EPP block every day in this blog hop, the list is here if you have been missing the fun.

It is a working day, time to get a move on.