Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Scquilters Swap!

Here in Australia, we have a Yahoo Group, Southern Cross Quilters, fondly known as Scquilters. Dear friend Prue from here in Perth organized a swap of fat-eighths in reproduction fabrics. This swap was conducted Australia-wide for any Squilter who wished to participate - I gave twenty and received twenty in return from various people.

I am really thrilled with the fabrics I have received - thanks so much Prue and to all the girls who participated. I may get a litle time in the next couple of days to do some more CWLL blocks and will include some of the new fabrics.

This is another story again! As some of you know, I started a Babette Blanket - really love doing it and feel sure it will turn out beautifully. However, I really cannot wear wool against my skin and this is not just something that has transpired as I've grown older - I was like that as a wee girl. Poor Mum had to line the sleeves of all my home-made, hand-knitted jumpers and that was all that was available then - no racks of beautiful children's clothes like there is today.

So I have decided to do a re-start using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino - 55% Merino Wool, 33% Microfibre and 12% Cashmere. It is quite a lot more expensive than pure wool, but gentle enough for babies skin, so that will suit me. This one will not be a family give-away, just a little treasure I will keep - maybe it will go to my first great-grandchild - oh, dear, mustn't think that far ahead!

It looks lovely out there this morning, but we are supposed to be in for more rain. Must away, DD, Danielle is trying her hand at eBay and wants some help.

Enjoy today!

8 Lovely People said ...:

Kristie said...

Oh, I just love your fabrics!!! Such a wonderful selection! I can't wait to see your blocks that you make!
Kristie

Donna said...

I don't know which is more luscious, the fabric or the yarn. The repro's are fast becoming some of my favorites. I am going to have to break down and join you girls with the CW quilts just so I can buy the fabrics. Ha!! like a need an excuse to buy fabric. And the colors for your babette blanket are just my style. Can't wait to see your progress there!

Myra said...

Love the repro fabrics!
I too am allergic to wool. Found that out when overseas. Holland. all wool blankets. Not fun. I have never been able to wear wool clothing, even lined... Your alternates sound wonderful...
Happy stitchings! 8-)

the Campfollower said...

Hi Lurline,

I am Tia. I couldn't find your email, as I would have written you that way. You are more than welcome to put me foreward for your magazine article. Just let me know what you would like to have and I will send it your way. I must admit that I "kinda" peeked through your blog. I don't want to kill the doll quilt surprise, but I am quite curious! Lucky you and the rain. Gosh, it hasn't rained here in Alice for ages.

Great to meet you, and thanks for being my partner!

xo,
Tia

Candace said...

You have received a beautiful variety of fabrics, and I'm sure you will find worthy homes for all of them. Your CWLL blocks are beautiful and numerous. I'm so impressed with all you accomplish.

Jenny said...

The blog is fun and the swap fabrics look great. I am not sure if you realise but Scquilters has a 'c'. It is odd and it means that those of us who have been members for ages even spell square with a 'c'! The Sc bit is short for Southern Cross!

Jasmine said...

Gorgeous Babette wools Lurline - might have to do this, at least I can do that flopping around on the couch...
Greta blog, keep up the good work!
Hugs,
Jas

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