Sunday, 1 September 2013

It's time ...

... for the Country Charmer QAL link up.  This quiltalong is being hosted by Lesley over at The Cuddle Quilter, and is just the right sort of QAL for me.  No rules, no deadlines, do as much or as little as you want each month and link up on the 1st of the month to show what we have been up to.  The Country Charmer quilt was designed by the fabulously talented designer, my friend Lynn from Sew'n Wild Oaks.

I see that Lesley has finished her top, (which is now being quilted by Lynn,) so she has decided to start another one, this time in all blues, tans and creams.  I, on the other hand, have not only not finished mine, I haven't done anything to it this month.  Nothing.  Nada.  Nowt.  I'm hanging my head in shame here.  So my quilt still looks like this
What is even worse is that next month I will be on holiday (staying with the fabulously talented designer I mentioned above), so there will be no progress for me to report then either since I won't be able to work on it before I go.

However, a couple of months ago Leader Lesley had a little giveaway for participants of this QAL, and I was the lucky winner of a gift certificate from her.  When I got the email telling me I had won, I had just been window shopping on-line, and seen a fantastic FQ bundle that I put on my wish list.  Well I can tell you that it came off my wish list and jumped into my basket faster than you can say "buy".  This is what I chose, I know just what I am going to make with it too.   Thank you so much Lesley.

To see the progress others have made with their Country Charmers, just go here and scroll down to the Linkies at the bottom of Lesley's post.


  1. Your Country Charmer is beautiful. You have been one busy lady. Your 3D Noughts and Crosses in ruby red, dark pink, chocolate and cream from yesterday says Chocolate Covered Cherries - so delicious! - to me. Another beautiful quilt in the making.

  2. Country Charmer will wait while you have a lovely holiday. Love that fat quarter pack, although I'm not a big fan of yellow.

  3. Your CC is just so beautiful...I think a little extra time resting will just make it even more special when it is finished! I love the fabrics you purchased with your gift will have another gorgeous creation down the road. Speaking of down the road, you must be so excited you can barely sleep! You two will have such a great time! Leave room in your luggage to bring back some fabric!

  4. Oh you wonderful vacation/trip is more exciting and like Lesley said - extra rest time for you CC quilt will make it more special. Love the fabrics!

  5. I made a receiving blanket for a new baby out of the fabric like you won. It was a delight to work with. Love your Country Charmer quilt! Perfect colors and very heartwarming. Thank you for sharing. And have a wonderful holiday!

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

  6. I think your Country Charmer will wait patiently for you while you have your working holiday. Though it might feel a bit neglected.

    Love the prize packet!


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