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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

WOYWW #191

Back at The Stamping Ground, for this weeks WOYWW, hosted as always by our gracious hostess, Julia.
When JoZarty asked a couple of weeks ago, about making quilts for her Lillybo project, I remembered a box full of fabric panels I had, bought on various visits to the NEC, and it instantly sprang to mind for the quilts. They are from Pinflair, and they always have fabulous card samples on display using them. Another project I kept meaning to try, but never got round to.

teddies & fairies
There are all sorts of things:

cats & dogs

Wild Animals & Birds
Anyhow, I thought these would be perfect for quilts, and put to a good cause instead of remaining in a  box.

And I get to use my new Ikea Pinking Shears, lol!
I had a pair of pinking shears, but they were very old, and chewed through the fabric, rather than pinking it, to be honest. Searched all over the net, for a good, reasonably priced pair, because I don't use them that often. Blimey, some of the prices were scary! Which if you use them all the time, is ok, but I could probably count on the fingers of one hand how often I use mine. Finally found some soft grip ones, via Hong Kong(!), no brand, but all the feedback on them said they were very good, so I ordered a pair.  They are very good, I will agree, and I think cost me  about £8. Then we went to Ikea for my furniture, and I found them in there for £7. So now I have two pairs, lol. Just in case. So thats what I'm up to today, post your desk pics, good or bad, tidy or messy, and we'll get around to visiting you, sooner or later. Have a great week.


Nelle said...

Hi Shaz, What a good way to use up the fabric panels. I know Jo will be over the moon with what you are doing. All i can sew is odds of paper, I will have to come up with another way to help.
Love your idea.
all the best
Nelle xx #75

House of Bears said...

Wow, what lovely panels, and a great use for them too, it sounds like a fun project.

Thanks for visiting the bears this week, :)

Alison Scott said...

Great to use the fabric panels for the quilts.
Looking forward to seeing the finished article.
Alison #72

Gibby Frogett said...

Hi Shaz..what lovely fabric, especially love the one with owl and hedgehog on. I can't sew so will look forward to seeing your finished projects...happy crafting Gill x (#82)

Helen said...

Good luck with the quilt and those fabrics are gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by. Helen, 9

pearshapedcrafting said...

These are going to be some fantastic quilts! Have a fun week, Chris93

MaggieC said...

Sadly, when Mum died, I got rid of a lot of material because I just had no room to put it all. I think I have a small amount left that I was using for patchwork, but I have not got that far down the heaps and boxes to find that yet. I was awake around 6.00 am this morning so I logged on using the Kindle, so I did not even get out of bed - lazy, isn't it. I am glad I am not the only one to suffer from painting ruining hard work. Maybe you had the same art teacher as I did. Thanks for your visit today. Have you tried the new stamps yet? xx Maggie #11

Roudi said...

What a lovely idea using those for the quilt!
I'm sure it'll turn out great!

Happy WOYWW from Egypt. xx
Roudi # 94

Ria Gall said...

What a fantastic idea for quilts the images are beautuful and you could make personal quilts for people using the images.
Thank you for your visit and lovely comment over at my blog
Ria #44

Krisha said...

Your quilt is going to be fantastic using those panels, do keep us posted!
Krisha #109

Minxy said...

It appears fabric is the new paper this week, lots of fabric stuff going on, have fun sewing your quilt.
Happy Desk Hopping Day
Hugz Minxy #59

Queenie Jeannie said...

Have fun with your quilts! That's really fabby fabric!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #12

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those fabric panels are awesome!!!! So unusual, I know the kids will adore them. I particularly like the woodland creatures one, so unusual. It's also a really quick way instead of patchwork....why do you think I chose the fabric that I did, lolllll. Anything for an easy life, I tell you :)
Loved the Ambrose story btw, why do they love sitting in bags so much?? Funny old things, but I wouldn't be without them!
Hugs, LLJ 36 xxxx

Almo said...

Hi Shaz what lovely fabrics, the quilts are going to be lovely. Thanks for your visit and also for the heads up on the re-inkers, will check my new ones. Happy WOYWW. Hugs Mo x

Shoshi said...

Love the quilting fabric, Shaz. I bought some cushion covers years ago and they are on our bed - I quilted around the outlines of the pictures before making up the covers. They look great!

Well done with the pinking shears. Mine are at the chew-the-fabric stage, so maybe I shall have to ask our friends to pick some up for me next time they go to Bristol - our nearest Ikea!

Thanks for your lovely comment. Have art, will travel! I shall end up like a mobile art gallery if this goes on lol! I've got lots of ideas for new sets, too.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #105

Gita said...

What ptretty fabric panels. Now you have put them to good use. They would have made for pretty cards too. :-)
Brigita #124

MiniOwner said...

How funny, I bought some pinking sears in Hobbycraft last week and paid a king's ransom for them then saw those ones in Ikea just yesrerday. Those panels are just perfect for your quilt project. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@74)

Lynn Holland said...

Gear tip off for buying pinking shears. Thanks for popping over to my blog and your lovely comment.
Lynn x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh good for you Shaz, using stuff up and making it so worthwhile too - the fabrics will make lovely quilts. Love the scissors story - you are so not alone in this sort of thing!!

Barb King said...

Love the images on the orange background, especially that owl! They will make cute quilts. THanks for stopping by my blog. Barb

voodoo vixen said...

Oh yes, I can see those lovely panels made up into fabulous quilts and for such a lovely cause too. I am the one (actually hubby ) who paid a king's ransom for a pair a few months back... I will be on the look out for them in Ikea the next time I get inside one!! Annette #26

Anonymous said...

The fabric is very sweet -- the fairies are so pretty. Your February (with 4 friend birthdays) sounds like our January (4 family birthdays, two of which are on the same day!0 Happy WOYWW from Laura #105 (Thanks for visiting.)

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Shaz
we cant resist a bargain can we..... scissors you can't have too amny pairs can you.
I look forward to seeing your quilt
janet #32

Sheilagh said...

Great panels for the quilts, I look forward to seeing the end result. Thanks for the tip on Ikea pinking shears.

Also thanks for calling on my blog:)


RosA said...

Fabulous fabric panels! I especially love the cats!
Oh, and I had a look at that Stampscapes card below. Just gorgeous! I so want to do them too. I know, practice required :)
RosA # 64 (I think)

Cardarian said...

Lovely fabric for the quilts! I am up for it too although I have never made a patchwork quilt! I have Pinking Shears from Ikea anf just "found" them the other day! I guess I can use them then, ha, ha! You lucky girl, you have two now!!!
Lots of hugs,

Gaby said...

sweet fabric panels, a gorgeous idea to do quilts. I look forward to see the end result!
Hugs, Gaby #98

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Shaz, Thanks for mention above but my DI are ages old and totally neglected.. the few that I have...

...and wow! what gorgeous squares they are, so kind to use them as they are so very gorgeous...

I hope your should pain s easing or rather I pray it is :D
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #40

Caro said...

What a fantastic use for those gorgeous fabric panels. Happy belated WOYWW. Caro #60

okienurse said...

Love the fabric panels and can't think of a more noble way to use them. Was looking through other posts and I love the green man masks...Sorry it has taken me so long to get by but this week is just being difficult and keeping me from doing what I want to do. Thanks for visiting my desk and leaving such a nice comment. I hope you have a great week and get to have a lot of time crafting! Vickie #31

JoZart said...

such beautiful panels for the quilts... you're a gem! They'll be gorgeous!
Love jo x

Lisa said...

Awesome use of your fabric. Can't wait to see the finished products. Thanks for visiting me. Happy late WOYWW. LisaDV #117