Picking Flowers and Winners

Picking Flowers and Winners

Giveaway Day has been a roller coaster of fun! 3 cheers for Sew Mama Sew for organising such a great event. I've been amazed at peoples generosity, inspired by clever creativity and found new wonderful blogs to follow. But the best part for me has been reading all your wonderful comments about your favourite flowers. If only I could plant all your favourites in one big garden. It would be the most beautiful garden in the world and you'd all be welcome to visit whenever you like. A HUGE welcome to all the the new followers!! I thought we could have a meet and greet next week and get to know each other a bit better. Stay tuned! Okay, okay I'll stop waffling on so I can announce the lucky winners. Firstly the Doll Quilt, Suzee of AppleHead Threads is the proud new owner of the little Starry doll quilt!! Her favourite flowers are daisies!! And the Embroiderers Companion Book goes to Jodi who doesn't have a blog. She loves wild freesias that grow beside the road.

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Sew Mama Sew Give Away Day!!

Sew Mama Sew Give Away Day!!

Yippeee Yay!! It's Give Away Day!!! Boy, have I got some treats for you!! First up is this Doll Quilt. It's only 16 inches square but it's colourful spottiness will brighten any room. Some close ups... But that's not all, folks!! I've got a second giveaway of a book: The Embroidery Companion By Alicia Paulson of Posie Gets Cozy blog . I love my copy so much that I ordered a second to give away. Alicia has even personally signed it for you. To make these prizes more fun, I've been cutting charm squares. Shades of blue from my Blue Mountain Daisy stash. A little pile for each of my winners. I guess you're wondering what hoops you have to jump through to win these prizes. It's easy: 1, Leave a comment and to make it fun tell me what your favourite flower is and why. Also let me know if you would prefer the Doll Quilt or the book. 2, Followers, new and old, get to leave another comment Entries close 8pm 26th of May ( Sydney, Australian tim

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My Quilt is Featured on Modern Day Quilts!!

My Quilt is Featured on Modern Day Quilts!!

Wowie!!! Zowie!!! This is so exciting - One of my quilts is being featured on Modern Day Quilts. I feel really, really honoured!! For those of you who haven't heard of Modern Day Quilts it's a blog that provides , in Heather's own words, "One modern quilt a day. Searching the best modern quilts on the web for the most awesome one today." I bet you're wondering which quilt is the most awesome today , well pop over here to have a look. I'm busy pinching myself to see if I'm dreaming. Cheerio

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My DUDQS Doll Quilt has arrived!!

My DUDQS Doll Quilt has arrived!!

There's a beautiful new treasure in my loungeroom.... It didn't take long for the curious monkey cushion to investigate... Not to be left out Hernando pranced to the scene " Hmmm Darlings.. Look! The little quiltie matches me!!" Mrs Vase Lady wanders past and says " What's going on over here? Why look at that beautiful quilt! All those blue fabrics are so wonderful together!" "Ohhh yes! And look at that perfect hand stitching and super crisp binding! Mmm, I just love a good binding! " Hernando gushes. A pair of deers on their way to Christmas were captured by the Doll Quilt's beauty and stopped to admire. " It's like a beautiful flower, a daisy perhaps" contemplates White Deary Deer " I think it looks a bit like blue hills, Mountains in fact, Yes, it looks like a blue mountain range" Big Red Deer observed. "The center circle looks like a big full moon." White Deary Deer added Big Red sta

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Bloggers Quilt Festival Spring 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival Spring 2011

Yippee!!! It Blogger's Quilt Festival time!!! A huge thanks to Amy of Amy's Creative Side for organising such a fun event and also to the wonderful sponsors of the Festival!! And thank You, lovely reader, for stopping by and taking the time to look at my quilt. Without further ado I'd like to introduce you to my Whirlwind Romance quilt. It was love at first sight when I saw French General's Lumiere de Noel fabric with its luscious reds, dreamy creams and romantic toiles. I knew I had to make something with it, but what? The perfect opportunity arose whilst on a sewing retreat, in a class where Chris Jurd was teaching her Friendship Circle quilt. The center circle and dresdens are all made with one layer cake. Here are some medallions that others made that weekend. I love all the different colour combinations!! I cut my strips narrower than the pattern so my center is quite busy but I like the movement it has. To me it's as though the couple dancing

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Not Long To Go..

Not Long To Go..

Not long to go until the Bloggers Quilt Festival begins! Have you all got your quilts ready to show? My plans for the weekend is to get cosy on the couch, snuggled in a quilt (winter has arrived early here in Australia) and do nothing but visit blogs, look at quilts, and drink cups of tea. To add to my excitement I've just heard that I'm going to be a featured quilter from Thursday afternoon (US time) over at Amy's Creative Side . WooHoo!! Cheerio

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Never Too Old To Play With Dollies!

Never Too Old To Play With Dollies!

This seems to be the year of Doll Quilts here at Blue Mountain Daisy. In January I was lucky enough to get into Doll Quilt Swap 1o . This is the Doll Swap that started it all and this is the 10th round so it's very well organised with lots of fun along the way. Not to mention the amazing talent of the participants! It's a secret swap so we don't know who is making a quilt for us and we try not to let our partners know we're stalking them. We all posted mosaics of our favourites as inspiration for our partners as well as a brief description of our likes. Megan of BoutiqueNutmegDesigns posted this mosaic as well as saying she likes wonky stars and houses. In addition I had a thorough read through her blog and spent time going through her Flickr stream. Stalking is an apt word! Playing with the wonky star suggestion I used lots of the bright colours Megan likes and picked up on the black/white dots that popped up a bit in her favourites. But... I felt it wasn't q

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Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces

This is a real mixed bag post today. First up is to announce the winner of the Fun and Friendly give away..... Janet from Quiltsalott !! Yippee!! A round of applause!!! If you haven't seen her blog then make a cup of tea, settle in and and enjoy looking at her beautiful quilts. You won't be disappointed. Next on the agenda: Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart, to everyone for your wonderful comments about my quilts in the Springwood Show. Are you wondering which quilt Gbf chose? A lot of you thought the Beatles quilt , which usually would be right but not this time Some guessed Stash Mish Mash , and well, he does like bright colours but out of the 4 quilts.. He chose Scooting Stars!! Because he's a Scooting Star himself!! Gbf scoots everywhere! It's easy to fold up and take on the train so he zips to and from the station, from Central in Sydney he scoots about 15 minutes to his job. It's impressive seeing him zooming around although sometimes I can

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The Springwood Community Quilt Show 2011

The Springwood Community Quilt Show 2011

The Springwood Community Quilt Show is one of the highlights of my year. Over 150 wonderful, stunning, inspiring quilts! And it's in my neighbourhood! The committee did an amazing job of keeping everything running smoothly. I volunteered on Saturday morning, selling tickets and white gloving. It's such a nice way of meeting people and hearing positive reactions about the show. It is a non judged show but visitors are able to choose a favourite and the 3 most popular win a prize. To see the winners go the the Springwood Show blog . I entered 4 quilts this year. They're all quilts that I never thought I'd show, but I'm glad I did because it's such a buzz to see them hanging. I received so many lovely comments about how bright and fun they were so it didn't matter that they weren't super technical show stoppers. The quilts I was planning for the show have been bit neglected as other things come up, but that's life. Fingers crossed they'll be fini

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