Sunday, 26 June 2011

Giveaway reminder

Giveaway closes on Wednesday 29th June and can be found here.

I was teaching on Saturday at Fiddlesticks Fabrics, a newly opened shop in Ballyclare, Co. Antrim.
I had a great day teaching my 'Wild West Quilt' and we all had a laugh!
The fabrics in Fiddlesticks are lovely, nice and modern and fresh.
Of course I couldn't leave without buying some!
Erin McMorris Weekends
If only I lived a little closer to the shop..
So confess, did you buy any fabric this weekend?

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Wild West Girls!

Those 'Wild West Girls', Ruby and Blossom have arrived!
I am so excited, here is my first project on the
The quilt is made using the 'Wanna Be a Cowboy 2' range
by Samantha Walker for Riley Blake.
Each girl has their own expression!
Isn't that backing fabric fantastic?
What more could you want than pink cowboy boots :D
Too pink for you? Check out the boys' version.

Both quilts were long arm quilted by Yvonne McKee.
Templates for the boys hair can be downloaded here.
Full instructions and templates for the 'Wild West Girls' are at the Cutting Corners College.
By the way...I have some scraps of
'Wanna Be a Cowboy 2' fabric
leftover after making the quilt..I think maybe, I should have a giveaway:)
So to be in with a chance to win:
I've called my 'Wild West Girls' Ruby and Blossom,
leave me a comment and tell me what I should call my 'Wild West Boys'?
For an extra entry, become a follower or tell me if you already are!
Closing date Midnight GMT Wed 29th June.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Fabric swap

I've just signed up to a fabric swap over at Fluffy Sheep Quilting
This is a first for me!
I always like getting nice packages in the post,
so I know I'm going to love this!
It's open to UK and Ireland fabricaholics so pop over and sign up!

Friday, 10 June 2011

New friends coming to stay...

I'd like to introduce you to my new bffs!
They'll be arriving in June!
Favourite hobby:
Ruby: Horse riding
Blossom: Singing

Favourite Song:
Ruby: 'Cowboy Sweetheart'
Blossom: 'The Colour of the Wind'

Favourite Film:
Ruby: Toy Story
Blossom: Pocahontas

Favourite Fabric Company:
Ruby & Blossom: Riley Blake!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Double Wedding Ring

I've been working on a Double Wedding Ring block for a workshop I'm teaching next month.
I like the bright colours in this - makes it cheery!
I made it from some scraps, and now I would like to add a couple more 'rings' to it.
Guess I'll be sorting through my scrap bin for the rest of the day!
Times like this, I wish I was organised and had my scraps sorted into colour groups!
Do you sort your scraps, or do you keep them all together?

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

I'm back...

It's been more than a week since my last blog! I can only wonder where it went!
I got back from Co.Kerry safely, and after the six hour drive was like a zombie!
I know that in North America this is probably considered a short drive, but in Northern Ireland it really is considered an extremely long one!
I had a lovely time with the South West branch of the Irish Patchwork Society, and I was made most welcome! This is the fantastic view I woke up to on Saturday morning - in the distance (just behind the low clouds!) you can see the mountain range of Macgillycuddy's Reeks.
Last weekend we travelled to Belfast to see the 'Titanica' exhibition at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. Of course we had to have a look at the steam engines first of all, and where we found this plaque for the Clogher Valley Railway Co. (Long since dismantled!)
Fantastic steam engines
From times gone by.. or Harry Potter!
31st May 2011 was the 100th anniversary of the launch of Titanic in Belfast.
Built by the shipyard Harland and Wolff, it was at the top end of luxury cruise ships.
Over 15 000 men worked on the Titanic in Belfast.
The photos of the interior of the ship were amazing, and here is a photo of some of the china used on board. Floral china for the first class passengers and a more basic pattern for 2nd class!
There were also items, which were inspired by the Titanic...
HISTORY LESSON:) Did you know Titanic was built in Belfast, sailed from Southampton on 12th April 1912, stopped at Cherbourg, France and Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland to take on more passengers, before starting her maiden voyage to New York?
Does Titanic have any interest for you?