Monday, February 14, 2011

Lily's Quilts: Moda Bake Shop and a Giveaway

Lily's Quilts: Moda Bake Shop and a Giveaway

As an avid collector of fabric and lurker of fabric blogs and online shops, I think I'm pretty up to speed with what's out there and what's coming soon. This beautiful little fabric line has a real buzz about it, lots of people are "talking" about it on Flickr and in the blogosphere, although it is not officially available until April. Some lucky people have already got their hot little hands on some though, not least of whom my Flickr friend (I hope she doesn't mind me calling her that) Lynne of Lily's Quilts, who was lucky enough to be able to design a quilt for Moda Bake Shop with it. The result is a spectacular hexagon quilt which showcases the cute little designs from Sherbet Pips so sweetly.

Lynne is running a giveaway of a layer cake of Sherbet Pips, which I'd fall all over myself to win. And if I don't, well I'll have to make the fabric budget stretch a little further to get one.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I'm an idiot

My doll quilt is well under way, but to say I might have overdone it is probably putting things mildly.

For about a month now my arm has been a little 'hurty' - actually, it started in my elbow. About two weeks ago it started to get really bad - spreading up into my shoulder and neck and down into my hand. Arrgghh. I thought I had RSI. I couldn't sleep because of the pain. Off I went to the doctor. Diagnosis, tennis elbow. I don't even play freakin' tennis!! Apparently very common in mums of young children. All that lifting. Scrubbing. Nappy changing. All those wretched car seat wrangles. Treatment, anti-inflammatories - tick. Physio - pah, who has time to go and organise that while school holidays are in full swing??

Anyway, it *was* feeling about a million times better. So I thought I'd give it a blast with a spot of swirly free motion quilting. Quite possibly the worst thing you could do when your elbow is feeling a little worse for wear. So, now I'm paying for it, and I won't be touching this for at least a week or two.

Who says we don't suffer for our art?

I hope you are all well and unemcumbered by quilting injuries!