Monday, 24 May 2010

In The Pink Prowess!

Danni from Germany amazes me with her In The Pink prowess!!
Danni had to climb up on a table to be able to take this photo...thank you was worth the effort.

Look at this quilt, it's beautiful...and seeing ITP in such different colours is a real pleasure for me as well, because I can live through other quilters' colour pickings - what a treat.

Wow! some of you are really moving fast with this BOM, and why not? It's a great stash buster, and who doesnt need another bed quilt???

I'm so glad that I decided to make my own ITP ahead of launching the BOM as usually I like to make quilts step by step as I work through the pattern and I would have been put to shame with the speed some of you are working at!!

Well Danni, can't wait to see how you work the centre applique blocks....

How is everyone else going with ITP? Are you working it through month to month, or collecting the pattern to make at a later stage?

Friday, 21 May 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Red Delicious

thank you Amy for another great Blogger's Quilt Festival. This is my 3rd year taking part and I just love it...this festival is a stroke of genuis...I know I'm going to be browsing hundreds of great quilts and blogs before the weekend is out.

Red Delicious by Esther Aliu

Red Delicious is my original applique BOM which was launched for free over 12 months.

I had a stash of red fabric I wanted to do something with, it had to be a stash buster – I didn’t want to have to outlay on new fabrics. I had journals of sketching and designs I knew it was time to put to use and I thought it was about time I put my long standing ‘red quilt idea’ into action. Each block was inspired by the red things in life that I love and each design has a personal story behind it. I knew this was something I wanted to share – to give back- to a community that is so generous with its time and advice – this quilt was to be a BOM and it was going to be free to anyone who wanted to join in. In this way, it would be my contribution.

Red Delicious is an original appliqué design wall hanging 50 x 52 inches
Mainly appliqué : It's design, innovative folk, made it traditionally appealing whilst remaining a little bit different
Red Delicious was a free stash buster BOM launched on Nov 15, 2008.It ran for 12 months, it was released in 12 blocks
Red Delicious was complemented by ‘The Red Room’ décor theme which included: a table runner (Cherry Thieves) and 2 cushion designs

The Quilters
Thank you to everyone who joined in.I know from the many quilts made, each quilter who came along for the BOM journey made this quilt their own through personal design embellishes and fabric choices.

The site where the Red Delicious blocks were launched and made available each month received over 80,606 reads, since Nov 13, 2008. This figure does not include downloads made by Yahoo Group Members who accessed the block files via group access (membership to date is 836)

And Now?
Red Delicious is finished. Blocks are no longer available for free. Missed a block? All single blocks can be purchased via my shop.

Red Delicious Community
Why not join my BOM Yahoo Group? It’s a great place to celebrate, share and discuss Red Delicious and well as the new monthly BOM In The Pink. It’s also a central place to access files quickly and easily as well as post photos and encourage one another.

Yes, you can buy this stash busting BOM pattern! Visit my website for more info...

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

I have a Header!

I think I have a header now.
It took a lot of grief, but I think I'll be keeping this one for a while.
It took me longer to do my Header than it did to do last months BOM.
Thank you especially to Brenda and Eva who jumped in and were so helpful.
I read a lot of info, and I *think* I'm closer to understanding.
Phew.....I think

Monday, 17 May 2010

Show & Tell, block 2

This has made my morning....Danni from Germany has emailed me these pics of her block 2. It's going to be striking!

Part 2 is now also available in 2 parts

There was a time when I thought designing the quilt was the 'work'...but now I know that uploading it is the only real work involved. Sometimes I think I need a full time computer tech person to manage all the computer related stuff that needs to be done...

Anyway! I thought I had a handle on launching blocks...but I still have much to learn. I thought Part 2 was compressed enough to be as user friendly as possible, but it appears that some users have had difficulty downloading the file in its present state.

I don't want anyone to miss out on making this stash busting block, so I have now added Part 2 in 2 files for easier downloading. I hope this helps! Please note that the file is the same, it has simply been split into 2.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

In The Pink Part 2 is launched

Does stash busting get any better than tulips and reminiscences of
spring fields and billowy tulips?
Part 2 is now launched!

Friday, 14 May 2010

It's nearly Festival Time again

Thank you Amy- Park City Girl....

I'd nearly forgotten that it's that time of year again. The annual Bloggers Quilt Festival... is everyone ready? Amy has some great instructions to help you join in:
Spread the word, the more the merrier
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