Friday, 5 July 2013

My Friday Night with Friends and lovely gifts

My Friday Night with Friends started a little later than I planned, with our girls both having netball games on Friday evening, but better late than never right... and here is the littlest peak at some secret sewing I've been working on tonight.  These are some of those wonderful 'bonus' half square  triangles left over from my Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery BOM blocks.  I've also added a few different fabrics from a charm pack for some variety, do you think you can guess what I'm working on??   If you were joining in tonight for FNWF, I hope you got lots done too.... and a big thanks to Cheryll for hosting us all.

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to win Anthea - Hibiscus Stitches beautiful giveaway of some goodies she purchased at a big Craft Show. A pretty floral fat quarter, a Cottage Garden Thread(I've heard lots of good things about these) and a pair of gorgeous bunny scissors.  It is all so pretty, I love it Anthea!

So imagine my surprise when included in the parcel was this lovely mug rug, with the prettiest seed packet fabric on the front, and backed with this cool black and white 'quilt words' fabric, can you see some of the block names and quilting expressions on it?  Thanks so much Anthea, I love it all and am so thrilled to have been the lucky winner!





I was going to make the next part another post on another day, but my presence here has been rare lately so I'll just put it all in the one post!!  Here are the final four blocks of the 2012 FQS BOM.  I finished these last month, but only got some quick pics today....


 Block 9 - Lakeside Retreat - Designed by Joanna Figueroa


Block 10 - Sunday Drive - Designed by Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson


Block 11 - County Fair - Designed by Julie Comstock


Block 12 - April Showers - Designed by Sweetwater


 I have the first 6 blocks joined into their rows with their flying geese for sashing, there is a big vertical red and white stripe fabric to go between each horizontal row, but I need to take my time cutting that so I don't stuff it up!


The rush is on to get this one finished as the new 2013 Designer Mystery BOM has started and I have block one sitting here waiting to be started.  I saw a few girls were going to be getting stuck into that one tonight, hope it went well for you!

Thanks for visiting today, I will try and be back a lot sooner next time.... happy stitching...Nicky x

36 comments:

shez said...

lovely blocks Nicky and congrats on your lovely win.xx

Sue W said...

Beautiful blocks.....love your fabric collection!

Susan said...

I love those bunny scissors you won....green with envy. Your blocks are looking great, gorgeous fabrics.

Vickie said...

Such sweet colors you went with. They are still looking great. What a very nice package to have received.

Annie said...

Love your quilt blocks. You always pick the nicest colors!

Lucky you to get such nice gifts. The packaging alone makes that thread looks so appealing!

Deb R said...

Your blocks look gorgeous!!! A great win too!

kim said...

Beautiful blocks Nicky, such lovely fabrics.......and I love the fabric and threads you won from Anthea......enjoy playing with them.

Heather said...

Blocks are looking gorgeous and I love the fabric. Love what Anthea sent as well, lucky you!

Fiona said...

your blocks are lovely... the pressure is on to start the new one!! I love that you are using the left overs for another project... lovely win from Anthea...well done...
Hugz

Christine M said...

Your blocks look great Nicky. I'm looking forward to seeing it all put together. I just love the fabrics. I made my first block of this year's BOM last night and am really pleased with it. Congratulations on your win from Anthea's.

Leeanne said...

Lovely blocks, your piecing is like your stitchery's......lovely!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Congratulations on your win. Your blocks look lovely. hugs

Anita said...

Lovely work on the blocks.
Gorgeous choice of colours.
Cheers, Anita.

Helen said...

Wow, your quilt is going to be stunning when it's done. And your points are perfect!

Cheryll said...

You were one lucky GaL! Love all those gifts!!! Thanks for coming over to share your sewing with me last night too! :)

Schulz Family said...

I love those blocks Nicki. Good to see someone else with piles to get on with!

Sarah said...

The FQS block of the month looks great. dizzy Quilt just posted pictures of her quilt inner all finished. So worth the time! Nice to hear New Zealanders play netball on Friday nights too. My daughter and I both do too. It was cold and wet last night, brrrr!

barb's creations said...

Your blocks are lovely, congrat's on your lovely wins as well :) Barb.

Melanie K said...

Gorgeous blocks - love the mug rug you won.

suzitee said...

Great job on completing all your blocks Nicky! Mine is all done and at the quilters, but I haven't started on the new one yet... tempting as it is. Netball is an all consuming sport around here at the moment... my girls love it! We are there all day Saturday... which doesn't leave much time for anything else ;) Congratulations on your win.

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous blocks. Congratulations on your win. Hugs,xx

Farm Gate Creations said...

Beautiful blocks, I've just started the 2013 Designer Mystery, they certainly are very generous with their fabric supply.

Charlie and Wendy said...

All your blocks are beautiful Nicky with gorgeous fabrics. Love your gifts too!

Maria said...

Your blocks are lovely Nicky - such beautiful and neat stitching. And what a lovely blessing in your prize - I look forward to seeing what inspiring goody you make with them.

boysmum2 said...

Nice blocks, lucky for us we don't have evening sports but we do sacrifice Saturday mornings instead

Anthea said...

Hi Nicky! Wow, they are gorgeous blocks, and that fabric is fab too - great sewing there!
That FQS Mystery quilt is very popular... x

Susan said...

Lovely blocks - such pretty fabrics - and congratulations on your win - what a great surprise.

Wendy B said...

Oh Nicky...sometimes life just gets in the way of our stitching doesn't it!!!??? You've done well though with what you've got done! What a great score too!! Anthea sent you some lovelies! Congrats
sugary hugs
wendy :O) xox

Katrina said...

Your blocks are so pretty Nicky, what a lovely gift you won :)

Helen said...

Love your blocks the colours look great.!!!!!

Carol said...

Such lovely blocks, Nicky--they look just perfect. And lucky you, winning those great goodies. The seed packet mug mat is adorable :)

Hope your winter is going well!

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Lucky you winning all those lovely goodies!
I love your blocks too.. they look fantastic together.

Raewyn said...

What a lovely win Nicky... you should enjoy those threads, I find them lovely to use with their interesting variegations. All your blocks are lovely - the flying geese look great between the blocks.

Lisa D said...

Love the blocks Nicky. Nice to see you are back blogging. I havnt been to visit for ages.

Maria said...

You've been very busy with all those beautiful projects! Congratulations on your win...lovely prizes that you'll have lots of fun with :-)

Deb R said...

A nice win!!!! Your FQS blocks look great! Mine still packed away lol. Tis nice to almost finish something!

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