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Thursday, 22 August 2013

Braided star blocks and some requests

Bit of a rambling post today! I finished making these braided stars for my friend Jess in the AusMod bee today (using the great templates from the ADD crafter). Jess was queen in July - so they're not too overdue ;o) Jess sent us a bunch of Sweetwater (from various collections) strips to use for the braids. It's going to be a lovely quilt!

Braided Stars for Jess

I've also been working on a few things for my little girl's birthday next week - I've put together a doll quilt for her, and just need to stitch the binding down (photos to come in a few days I hope!). I'm really excited - my Mum has pulled her doll bed down from the attic and is repainting it for my wee one's birthday. Mum's dad made it for her when she was little, so it's going to be an incredibly special gift. I just need to make a mattress and pillow and her new (birthday present) doll will be all set :o)

I've just reacquainted myself with Pinterest (after a very long hiatus). I'd love some people to follow - so if you're a pinner, please let me know what your username is and I'll find you and follow you! I've added a Pinterest button to my social media icons at the top of my sidebar if you're interested in following me ;o) - not a whole lot on my boards at the moment but considering how addictive it is, that probably won't be the case for long.  

I've also added a Feedly button to my sidebar - thanks so much to Lucy for saving me from madness! Lu has written a tutorial for how to do it. I spent a long time trying to figure out my blog's Feedly URL to no avail, and asked her how she had managed to do it - and being the awesome lady she is, she wrote up a tutorial that day :o) I much prefer Feedly over Bloglovin' - but for some reason I can't comment on blogs when I'm using Feedly on my iPad. If anyone knows how to overcome that little problem, I would be forever in your debt!

Now if I can just bring myself to use Instagram, I'll be all set in the world of social media. I do have an IG account (I'm The Elven Garden), but haven't actually posted anything there yet. I am following a few people there too - but again, if you're an instagrammer I'd love to follow you! 

I accidentally started a new quilt today too - I've finally cut into my Full Moon Lagoon bundle, so I will hopefully have some progress on that in the near future as well! Hope everyone is having a great week. 

xx Jess


Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Yeah hurry up and get on Instagram - it's the coolest place to be for visual quilter people!

Patchwork and Play said...

I'm now following you on Instagram. I am patchnplay. And I use my christian and surname on pinterest if you want to find me there! I spend WAY too much time on social media!

Colleen said...

Welcome to the the best of social media! I love Pinterest to organize my inspirations. I have a lot of pins. You can find me at Colleen Yarnell. Now I'm also on Instagram. Great place together inspiration but also have conversations. Plus when you instagram a picture you can at the same time post it to Facebook, Flickr, twitter, and your blog. Also you can follow events visually using hastags- like QuiltCon, and its like your there, almost. I'm at cyarnell there.

Nicky said...

Hi Jess I'm here on Pinterest


I am a bit haphazard in how much pinning I do.

Love the blocks and thanks for the link to the tute!

Love that you accidentally started a quilt - I seem to have done the same!

snips said...

Awesome blocks Jess!
Just started following you! I'm snippets101 on IG and snipssnippets on pinterest!

Charlotte said...

I'm on instagram:
and pinterest:
so now you can stalk me everywhere!

Jessica said...


Following you :) Also... you accidentally started a new quilt?! Haha doesn't sound like much of an accident to me ;)

Rosa said...

Simply beautiful blocks!

Leanne said...

I love the blocks. I use shecanquilt everywhere, and I already follow you on instagram. I seldom use pinterest, maybe I will use it more in the fall.

Heather D. said...

Here I am on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/leviandowen/

I don't do Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, so your still miles ahead of me. haha

The sweetwater blocks are very....sweet. :)

Katy Cameron said...

I Instagram on heydays and holidays, but I pin more, albeit more food than anything else ;o)

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love those blocks!! I've been resisting Pinterest's alluring charms, I know once I look I'll never be able to turn away. Have fun with your new quilt!!

sarahquilts.com said...

Beautiful braid blocks!

I'm here on Pinterest:


Only really active on my quilt board lately :)

Ella said...

I'm on Instagram (EllaThrowawench)! I'll follow you today!

Susan Owenby said...

I'm Suedre on pinterest. I mostly pin art dolls, some nerdy fan art, polymer pieces, and embroidery. :)

Vicki said...

Those blocks are outrageous! I love them.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

The blocks look lovely. I'm on pinterest but not instagram, IG doesn't make sense for me because I'm only online nights and weekends.

Warning, we're planning a family vacation so I'll be pinning more toddler crafts and not so many quilt things :-)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

i haven't got the hang of IG, but i do bloglovin and i thought my comments were ok via ipad (i will check though!) i do love a bit of Pinterest at the end of the day though! if you look for SLIKstitches you should find me x

Rebecca Lynne said...

PINTEREST!! I am making rebecca lynne and my quilty board is http://pinterest.com/muneca/quilting/ and I am makingrebeccalynne at IG too. I love IG but am sad when those photos don't make it to peoples' blogs...I like to see the whole creation in progress and you can't "go back" to an IG history really, it only saves 35 likes, I just feel that as a social media it is fleeting so I do use my IG photos on my blog as well. Just my opinion... ;)

Esther F. said...

Welcome to pinterest! You can find me under ipatchandquilt!
I love following your blog!

Willit Neverend said...

Your little girl is going to love her doll. What is it made of?

I'm on Pinterest...
Out of sheer laziness, I mostly started posting everything to a board called "Will Sort Later". I have to stop that habit soon, because it's gotten a bit out of control. Actually my whole pinning situation is a little out of control. I've got to go through my boards and cull all the stuff that isn't really of benefit. Strangely, I got through life without Pinterest perfectly well for 30 years, but now... yeah, it's addictive.

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

The blocks look great Jess!
I am on instagram now "scrappynhappy" I will look you up!