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'Dreaming of The park'...

Last year I was invited by the other designers at RJR Fabrics to make a block for a collaborative quilt. We were asked to create a window scene for a city skyscraper - being a country girl it was hard for me to imagine what it might be like to live in an apartment in the city.....my furry friends shared their thoughts with me about how city life might be from their view on life ..... they told me they would spend their days 'dreaming of the park' and so my block had its name/theme and the drawing began!



The finished block was sent to RJR Fabrics, where it was joined with other designers 'window' scenes and made into this city quilt. I thought it was interesting that a number of us chose to make pet related window blocks :)


A second block was made and has been made into a pillow which looks perfect on the chair in my hallway, near where the dogs lead is kept. Its a constant reminder to me that my furry friends love to be outside - I don't think they are capable of flying a kite but I bet they would love to try!


If your wondering what fabrics I used for my block, I predominately used fabrics from 'High Meadow Farm' my new collection which is due in a quilt store near you soon....

High Meadow Farm Fabrics

I love how the selvage for High Meadow Farm turned out 'oink oink'....


If you would like to make your own 'dreaming of the park' block then please follow this link to Download Dreaming of The Park templates.

The expression of Hugo my Labrador says it all.... 


bye for now

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Celebrating Valentines Day with a giveaway...

What a wonderful journey we have been on with The Splendid Sampler - a huge thank you to Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson for not only coming up with the idea but for also co-ordinating the designers and the participants.

I am so happy with my finished quilt (binding still to be done). I love that after procrastinating for ages I finally decided to go with a simple palette. The blue fabrics are from so many different collections that I have produced over the years, I found 43 different blues to work with, who would have thought I have designed that many different blue prints!! Guess I mist love blue.


To celebrate today, the 14th February which was when for some of us the journey began there are lots of giveaways scheduled. The main prizes are over at The Splendid Sampler main website so be sure to go and enter for your chance to win some amazing prizes. You will also find a list of other designers who are also hosting giveaways.


My sweet giveaway is : 1 pack of 1" hexagons that have been laser cut, and  2 x charm packs from 'My Hearts At Home' fabric collection.  I will select three winners, one on Facebook, one on Instagram and one here on my blog who will each receive one of these items.

Congratulations to Lynda Lukas, Edna and Janette Worts…be watching your inboxes for my email.

Thank you to everyone that left me a comment, there were so many beautiful comments :)

MHAH Give Away

So, please leave me a message about why Valentines day is special to you?

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