Blogger's Choice Fat Quarter Bundle competition

I'm slowly starting to visit my favourite blogs again and I found something I just cannot miss.
You will find all the details at Laura's blog - Quokka Quilts, I'll just tell you that in order to enter the competition you need to make your own dream bundle (12 prints and 3 solids) choosing from the heaps of fabric from the Fat Quarter Shop.
It was a hard choice but lots of fun, too. And it's going to be useful as well, since I really needed to choose fabric for one of the quilts I'm planning to start.
Here's what I ended up with:
1. Puttin' on the Ritz Pink Baby's Breath Yardage SKU# 2807-50
2. Michael Miller Orchid Cotton Couture Solid Yardage SKU# SC5333-ORCH-D
3. Garden Party Brown Vine Stripe Yardage SKU# 5371-N
4. Oval Elements Key Lime Yardage SKU# OE-909
5. Lily & Will Pink and Brown Swirls Yardage SKU# 2808-18
6. Domestic Bliss Pink with Cream Beaded Curtain Yardage SKU# 18077-18
7. Bespoken Orchid Jacquard Yardage SKU# BE-7102
8. Kona Cotton Taupe Yardage SKU# K001-1371
9. Meadow Friends Cotton Grass Green and Girl Curly Swirls Yardage SKU# 19484-14
10. Lily & Will Pink Babies Breath Yardage SKU# 2807-11
11. Indian Summer Cream Tiny Daisies Yardage SKU# C2616-CREAM
12. Oval Elements Crocus Yardage SKU# OE-908
13. Lily & Will Brown Cottontail Toile Yardage SKU# 2802-14
14. Kona Cotton Zucchini Yardage SKU# K001-354
15. Floral Collection Rococo and Sweet Rose Damask Yardage SKU# 30225-30

Can't wait to see your choices.

P.S. Just rearranging the fabric squares to get a better feeling how they work together:


"I ate'nt dead"

(as you could read on Granny Weatherwax's notice - sorry, I couldn't help myself)

I'm sorry I'm late with Christmas greetings but I hope you've had a wonderful Chistmas.

December is always quite hectic at work (and catching a bad cold doesn't help) so this was one of the reasons for my absence.The second one was much more pleasant - a secret Christmas project.
It was a close call but I managed to finish it just in time to put it under the Chistmas tree.
So let me show you my sister's Christmas quilt:

(fragment of the back - photo courtesy of my sister)

Actually the secret part was the timing - my sister expected this quilt in May or June. Seeing her joy when she received it now was one of the best Christmas presents I got.
As you can see my sister is a great fan of French General and the choice of fabric is mainly hers, I just helped to narrow it down a bit. She also took an active part in choosing the design, sending me links to quilts she liked and approving (or discarding) the layouts - it was fun. In the end it came out quite similar to these twin quilts by Bec of Chasing Cottons although the only part of the quilt I intentionally applied to my design was the pieced border.


permission granted

so I can show you the little quilt even though it's still here.

Ready to go:

the top:

and the back:

Mam nadzieję, że się Wam spodoba.


November round-up

It's been rather quiet here, with me sewing things I cannot share yet.
But I miss sharing my projects with you, so let me at least show you my November mosaic.
I probably have said it before, but one of the things I like about sewing is that it's still full of "firsts" to me and so the mosaic contains some of them, too.
I'm linking this to:

Fresh Sewing Day

and I'm off to see your entries.