Thursday, May 15, 2014

More GG blocks and an amazing giveaway

Tomorrow morning I'll publish Block 3 in the Value Proposition Quilt Along (QAL).  It is an interesting block that allowed me to make good use of lots of small scraps. You can make your block with as few as three fabrics, one light, one medium and one dark or you can go the scrappy route like me! This is also a great place to experiment with a directional print such as a striped fabric! Have I whetted your appetite? Tune in first thing tomorrow morning for Block 3!

I've completed two more blocks for my Godstone Grannies (GG) coverlet. I used four fabrics, three prints and one solid.

If the fabric at the top of the picture looks familiar it is because it is the one I tinted yellow with watercolour paint and textile medium.

This pair of partial blocks will be used along the sides to square up the quilt.

The fabric on the outside round of hexies looks quite different au naturel versus tinted as in the picture below! Some of this is attributable to the tinting and some to the arrangement of the hexagons as a flower in the block below or as a long strip as above.

I mentioned an amazing giveaway and who doesn't love a giveaway? I follow a Vicki's blog, 2 Bags Full.   Vicki organizes an event each January, Grow Your Blog, to help bloggers grown their blogs. Many of you may have found me via GYB. Vicki creates all sorts of interesting little treasures including knitted bird nests. She sells her wares in her Etsy shop. At the moment Vicki has a wonderful giveaway on the go! You won't believe some of the wonderful treasures available to be won. You can see them here and also read about how to be entered in the draw. I've entered so good luck to me and if you enter, good luck to you too!

Until tomorrow, happy sewing!
Karen H


  1. What a difference tinting makes! I created a new colorway for that fabric. Thanks for the link to Vicki's. See you tomorrow.

  2. Meant I seeyou created...
    LOL it's one of those morning - hurrying along to get a lot done before the heat hits.

  3. I couldn't believe all the amazing gifts in the drawing at Vicki's blog-she is always so generous.
    anxious to see the qal block tomorrow

  4. I am looking forward to tomorrow's block!

  5. I can see why having a viewer to look at fabric is so important. I'm on my way to Vicki's blog to check out the giveaways. Thanks for the link and another interesting post.

  6. I really like your hexagon arrangements on those big diamonds. I never cease to be amazed at all the different patterns hexagons can create.

  7. I never would have thought of tinting the fabric - probably because I don't have the paints to start with - but it certainly does "increase" the amount of fabric we have in our stash!