Have you checked out some of the fab inspiring projects on the hop this week? I love how varied all the projects are! Plus Jane has a fab giveaway happening on her blog if you want to learn how to paper piece – but hurry it ends tomorrow!
So projects! Inspiration! Paper Piecing! You want more? Well here’s a little collage I prepared earlier of this week’s projects.
|1. Cheque book cover by Pixels to Patchwork|
2. Hunger Games Wallhanging by Where Jane Creates
3. Leaf Table Topper by Textile Diva
4. Aeroplane vest by Emily the Enabler
5. Logo mug rug by Quokka Quilts
I’m sure you’re keen to know what’s coming up this week too! Here’s the schedule for this week:
Mon 20th Fiona from Finding Fifth
Tues 21st Beth from Plum and June
Wed 22nd Megan from Jaffa quilts
Thurs 23rd Juliet from Tartan Kiwi
Fri 24th Katy from The Littlest Thistle
Sat 25th Tracey from the Peony Teacup
Hope you’re enjoying the blog hop and finding some fun inspiration. Oh and the hidden giveaways. I mentioned the one over at Jane’s blog, but there’s one happening here at Quiet Play – for the Aussies and Kiwis! Keep reading!
As for the stash addition - I’ve recently been adding more fabric – or as I read it perfectly described on another blog – I’ve been on a fabric bender. At the moment there are just so many gorgeous fabrics about, it’s very hard to resist. Especially when you see what everyone else is adding in Sunday Stash at Finding Fifth!
So as not to seem like I have a fabric-purchasing problem, I’m just going to share a few things today. Plus I’m going to give you a chance to add to your own stash. Seriously, still, keep reading!
Wrapped in Fabric is an online Aussie fabric store run by the lovely Sandy.
I love looking at the different lines of fabric she has available. Lots of fabulous lines, plus some great discounts! Recently, she marked down Make It Quilter’s Cotton to $5.99 a metre. Score! So I bought a ridiculous amount of grey solid (there are only a couple of solids left now – green and orange. I’d apologise for snapping up the grey, but I’m really not sorry). Here’s the good use I have been putting it to:
My Lego play mat is finished! Okay, just the top, but that’s still pretty exciting in my world. Okay it’s not really finished either. Obviously the Lego people (and the big head in the centre) still need faces. But as that requires hand sewing, it hasn’t happened yet. I’m loving that grey solid though – I think it sets the colours off beautifully of the Lego bricks and mini figures.
I also added into my Wrapped in Fabric parcel a fat quarter of this bit of umbrella deliciousness. I sometimes just like to pull the fabric out and admire it. It is sounding more and more like I have a fabric problem isn’t it. Oh dear.
So I guess I’ll share the fabric problem with you! Sometimes, us folks in the Southern Hemisphere miss out on some of the awesome giveaways in blogland. So this time – it’s just for us Aussies and Kiwis (sorry the rest of you lovely folks, sometimes you just need to be selfish - but I promise there will be more giveaways coming up!). I asked Sandy from Wrapped in Fabric if she’d be willing to sponsor the Practically Paper Piecing Blog Hop and the fabulous lady said yes! She has offered up a $25 gift voucher to her shop.
So what do you need to do to enter?
1. Be an Aussie or a Kiwi
2. Pop over to Wrapped in Fabric and browse the beautiful fabric. Tell me what your favourite print there would be to use in your next paper pieced project!
3. For an extra entry, follow my little blog and leave me a comment saying so.
4. Cross your fingers and wait until I random.org the winner on the 26th August (Aussie time) and hope that you’re the winner!