Wednesday, 2 January 2013

What’s On Your Wordesk Wednesday? #187

One, two, miss a few (four to be precise, but who’s counting?) and here we are on the 187th edition of this jolly blog hop.

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I bought the Summersville charm pack a few months ago, because I liked the cute houses, with no clear idea in mind what I would do with it. I browsed around the net looking for a pattern, but most needed at least two charm packs. I kept it safe until I happened across this design, which uses a charm pack and a jelly roll (with the addition of some extra fabric) to make a pair of twin size quilts. Perfect.

As luck would have it Lu Summers had half metres on sale in her Etsy shop and I snapped up a few designs. A jelly roll consists of 2.5” strips and amounts to about 2.5 metres of fabric. I should have enough to cut up. I’ll be adapting the design and adding some Kona solids into the mix. If you are more of a papercrafter and bored of all this sewing talk, don’t despair, there’s something here for you too. Paper tape.


How cute is that? It’s similar to washi tape, only a bit thicker, and you get a whole 50 metres on a roll for £5.95. Bargain! Not that I’m trying to tempt anyone to break their stash diet so early in the year, but it is rather lovely and you could always share with a crafty friend.

I’m heading over to Julia’s place to link up with the rest of the desk hoppers and then it’s into the kitchen to turn all the leftover veg into soup. I seem to have ended up with an abundance of carrots, which I’ll be turning into this family favourite.
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Thanks for stopping by.

19 comments:

Annie said...

Love the fabric. Good luck with the quilt making. Love the sound of the soup too.....so nice to have yummy simple recipes after all the rich pickings over the festive season.
A very Happy New Year to you and yours.
Hugs,
A x #26

scrappyjacky said...

The fabric is really cute....I look forward to seeing the finished quilt.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Shame we don't have any snow to help with your carrot problem, lots of potential snowman noses....what AM I withering on about...sorry.
I love the pattern for the quilt on the link you highlighted, so pretty. You must let me know how long it takes you. At least there's long strips of fabric so you're not sewing thousands of tiny blocks. I still admire your patience though :)
And sorry to post Minecraft pictures! It seems to be completely addictive for teenage boys...don't see the appeal myself!!
Happy New year! LLJ 31 xxxx

Jaki Morris said...

I heart that fabric! I was given a pack of Riley Blake squares for Christmas and have no idea what to do with them. Maybe mini bunting?

Please do not tempt me with anything crafty unless I can swap for it!

Take care and happy new year
Jakix 65

Helen said...

ooh, pretty, I don't sew but I love that fabric, and the tape.... hmmmm!! Helen, 4

Linda said...

Lots of exciting things on the go for you today. Good luck with the quilts - I finally bought my fat quarters for the Sugar block club today. Nothing better than homemade soup - Yummy!

Neet said...

Mmmm cute fabric - now looking forward to seeing what you turn it into.
Off in a mo to see what your family favourite soup is - I love making soup and that reminds me - I have some leeks to do. Must dash!
Happy New year to you and yours - Hugs, Neet 12 xx

Twiglet said...

Fun fabric - good luck with the quilt. I am making soup today too. Happy New Year! x Jo

Andrea said...

i love the fabric I'm not a sewer but it looks ace..and looking forward to seeing what you create.the quilt sounds fab.So does the idea of home made soup...I haven't made any in years I might do at the weekend since you've put the idea in my head have a fab week and all the best for 2013 Andrea #9

okienurse said...

Stash diet...what a hoot! I too have decided to use what I have so heres hoping I can stick to that. Into houses I see! Love the fabric and the washi like tape is fun. Hope you have a Happy and Prosperous New Year! Look forward to your posts in 2013! Vickie #17

Sian said...

I always find it so hard to resist anything with houses on. It's a toss up between tape and fabric - I love them both!

butlersabroad said...

Great fabric, very retro and fun. Love the tape and the soup sounds good. We made soup yesterday with leftover veg too, leek, potato and broccoli, very good, made with homemade turkey stock from the Christmas turkey! Have a wonderful 2013.

Hugs
Brenda 73

Julia Dunnit said...

Just when i was getting all excited aout the possibilities for the beautiful fabric nad you spring tape on me!! lordy its all too lovely. I should like some housey fabric..have some pillowcases in mind and it would really fit the bill. Crikey, what cut backs?!!!

alexa said...

Oh gosh, the fabric and the tape are lovely. I really like little houses! And that meadow barn soup looks delicious...

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the look of the soup recipe, Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #41

Narelle Heath said...

Ooo, that is very pretty fabric!

Jo said...

I love that fabric and can't wait to see the quilts you make with it x

scrappymo! said...

Not a sewer but that paper tape is lovely! Perfect for new house cards!

Your recipe sound delicious...yumyum

Lisa said...

Great things to show and woo-hoo Meadow Barn time is coming again and here comes the soup!!! can hardly wait!!

Lisa
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