Friday, 25 October 2013

Stripes of inspiration

Stripes seem kind of obvious. We all know the parallel bands of colour and when you start looking there seems to be stripes everywhere! Here is some fabric inspiration and a couple of other ways to see stripes...

Fabulous big, bold stripes

Stars and Stripes Quilt Kit by Patti Carey Featured in Quilt Trends Magazine Fall 2013 issue

Stripes don't have to be lines, how about dotted stripes?

Christmas stripes look beautiful.

I love the idea of patterns as stripes and have just been reminded of this great quilt pattern that I would love to make one day!

Quilty Fun Book Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet #ISE-902
Quilty Fun by Lori Holt

Link up your STRIPES projects on 15th November for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop!

So how are you all getting on? Any stripey ideas yet?

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

next up...

The next theme is STRIPES.

I'm already thinking candy canes and snuggly stripey scarves but who knows what we will come up with.

Maybe you can combine the theme with a Christmas make or surprise us by thinking outside the (stripey) box?!

We will see you on the 15th November with your finished projects and your chance to win a $25 gift certificate for the Fat Quarter Shop :)

Monday, 14 October 2013

Le Challenge #6 - Thriller

ooohhhhhhhh it's thriller time!

Here's what we've been up to:

See more about this lampshade at Charm About You

More on the mittens and a chance to win them on Made in Home

Check back tomorrow for the next theme!

If you are new to le challenge, find more information here

For a chance to win a $25 Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate make sure you link up your finished projects and please remember to include the button or a link to Le Challenge in your blog post or Flickr description.

Go ahead and thrill us with your finishes...

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Thrilling thrillers - some last minute inspiration

How are you all getting on with your entries? I have finally started mine, whoohoo! Which means that I may not have to take pictures an hour before presenting my entry - I am so organised! Anyway Lu and I had a chat today, and we are thinking that thriller was way too easy...

I had two very very different projects in mind for this theme, and in the end it came down to time (of course if I had started before...). The first idea came from what I am actually reading..

Oh yes, a thriller just there... Not sure you would be impressed if my entry is me presenting the book I had just finished - it is impressive as I have not read much since Baby MiH arrived, but still.. What other thrillers could inspire me? Nothing like a bit of 007...

So I thought I could make another book clutch using this cover... if only I had a lot of time... So no, but probably one more project on my to-do-list for another day...

And these films, all thrillers people, right there...

or this poster...

I cannot paper piece (well I can but badly), please please someone make an entry based on this Thriller poster..

Amazing inspiration, well I think it is, so my entry is going to look like this:

If you want to see a bit more about my entry, check my blog
I did mention my two ideas were very different.

Cannot wait to see your entries on 15th! You still have a bit of time to start and finish your project, big or small and have a chance to win a $25 voucher at the Fat Quarter Shop.

If you are new to le challenge, find more information here

Friday, 4 October 2013

More inspiration from Kristen

We have a guest post from the fabulous Kristen of Bobbypin Bandit today to share her spooky stitchings with us...

Thank you so much to Lucy and Nat for inviting me to be a part of the THRILLER theme here at Le Challenge. I decided to focus on a Halloween inspired version of the Thriller theme with embroidery and sewing projects that reflect my version of the thrill that the season brings.  I have a profound obsession with Halloween, so you can imagine how thrilled (mwuahahaha... pun intended) I was to be a part of this month's theme. 

Once I had calmed down from the excitement and stopped doing the shoulder pop from Michael Jackson's "Thriller," I sat down to spend some time with my projects.

When it comes to all things thrilling about Halloween, I think that there is a range from gory to somewhat sweet. I stitched up this vampire, which I thought could be gripping, but then I framed him with some ghost and bat print fabric that toned down the sensation completely.

I wanted this vampire to go along with a witch pattern I stitched up last year. I am still deciding whether to turn them into a table runner and place each piece at either end, or into side-by-side wall hangings. 

As soon as I decide on how to complete these two pieces, I think they will THRILL anyone who stops by for a Halloween visit.

Thanks again to Lucy and Nat for inviting me to share my projects here. Can't wait to see what you all share as part of the THRILLER theme!

If you are interested in the embroidery patterns I used, they are available as a free download from here.

Thanks so much Kristen!
Come back and join us on October 15th to link up your makes based on the theme THRILLER and you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

THRILLER fabric inspiration

I hope you're all having fun working on your THRILLER projects!
I'm waiting on a delivery so I can get going with mine, I'm really excited about it, some might even say thrilled ;)

Here's a round up of some fabric inspiration that might spark some ideas if you're still not sure what to do...

It might be that you have a Halloween project in mind:

Too Cute to Spook Blue Trick or Treat Crew Yardage SKU# C3391-BLUE

or perhaps something inspired by an exciting trip:

Detour Fat Quarter Bundle BoBunny for Riley Blake Designs

There's always the thrill of a race:

Or the adventure of being in the wild:

Or you could be creating anything that makes your heart beat that little bit faster and gives you a thrill:

Calling All Nurses White Heart Beat Yardage SKU# 37302-2

However you interpret the theme THRILLER come back here and show us your crafty makes on October 15th for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop!