Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Uh Oh!!!

Those who've read the previous post will know I spent the weekend catching up with my cousin and meeting her little boy for the first time. Well, one of his most-used sayings was, "Uh oh!". This could mean he'd been caught doing something wrong, or knocked something over, or lost something, or fell over when his feet got ahead of him or ... are you getting the feeling we heard this saying rather frequently over the weekend?!?! It was very cute and funny.

Well, like Blake I have to say, "Uh Oh!". You see, I did something I said I wouldn't do - I started a new quilt before finishing one of my UFO's!!! "Uh Oh!!!" Tee! Hee! Hee! It's all Lynette Anderson's fault! I regularly pop in to catch up with her via her blog and this week saw her start a free Block of the Month (BOM to those in the know!!) through her blog. Each month, she will have the next block available for free download, along with instructions and stitch guides - all you need to get stitching. Now, usually, I could even have passed that up because I have promised myself I wouldn't start any more quilts, but she found one of my weaknesses - a Noah's Ark theme! Lynette has already shown a few sneaky peeks of some of the blocks on her blog and I'm hooked! Plus, they are a nice small block, so easily achieved. In fact, after deciding to be bad and go for it, I traced, stitched and attached borders easily in an afternoon. Here is the first Block.

I've made a few little changes to Lynette's original suggestions for borders (I wanted the finished quilt to be a bit bigger!) and colours (at 5.30pm when the shops are all shut you use whatever coloured threads you already have in your stash!!), but you get the idea. My biggest dilemma now is that I have to wait a whole nother month before I get the next block! Oh no!!!

So, if you're looking for a nice, quick, simple, portable project to tackle that will also help you use up some of the smaller fabric scraps and off-cuts in your stash, why not pop in to Lynette's blog to say g'day and get your copy of her wonderful BOM - tell her Kris sent you!!! It will have no special effect, but I've always wanted to say that!!! Tee! Hee! Hee! Uh Oh!!

Hope you've had a "Yay!" rather than an "Uh Oh!" kind of day! Til next time,



Lynette Anderson said...

Looks great Kris, well done for being so speedy with the needle and thread!

Kerryanne English said...

Can't wait to see the other blocks Kris. Guess we can follow your progress on the blog.

Catch up for a chat when I return from holidays.

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

Very nice solution...I'll print my bunnies right ahead!

Laila said...

Hello. Your Rabbit block are so great. It is so fun to se how difrent they all turned out.

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