Saturday, 25 February 2012

Granny square blocks & some Etsy bits.

The other night when I was browsing through my Twitter on my phone I came across a link to this tutorial, it's been a while since I've come across a tutorial and just though 'I Have to make this!' but the blocks are so pretty and apparently quite simple, so I thought why not!? I might as well give it a shot!

The next evening I began cutting my 2.5inch square's... I'm rubbish at using a rotary cutter and it took me a longgg time and I managed to slice into the side of my wrist which also slowed down the process! *Ouch!*


I really liked the look of the green and red together, as they could be for either a girl or boy but now I'm looking at the photo's, they look far too Christmassy! This was not the look I was going for.. but I put So much effort into making them that I'm going to finish what I started. My plan is to make a baby quilt for my Etsy shop, even though no one might want to buy it until December!!


I've sewn two sets of fabric coasters also for my Etsy shop, hopefully I'll get them in the shop this evening if all goes well. I'm feeling all motivated now that I have 1 item actually for sale!


We've had a busy day so far today, we've been to the NCT nearly new sale and got a big load of bargains for Rose. She's over the moon with her new toys, she grows bored of toys so quickly but if we bought all of her toy's brand new it would cost a fortune! Why are toy's So expensive!? 
We've got quite a few new pieces of clothing for her as well. I found a gorgeous rose print Cath Kids dress age 2-3yrs and it was only £4! It's a few months before she can wear it but it's definitely a bargain!

*Just a reminder that my Giveaway finishes tomorrow evening at 8pm, so if you haven't already entered follow this link and have your chance at winning some goodies! :-)*

Right, off to carry on with my knitting. I've knitted the main body of one tea cosy, now onto the next one!

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20 comments:

  1. I think the colours are really pretty and certainly not just for Christmas. You are very talented at so many different things.

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  2. I love the colors! Great block to work with.

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  3. i cannot wait to see the tea cozy!

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  4. Oh they do look lovely cant wait to see the finished product.
    Lots of love
    Mum xxxx

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  5. I do agree. It looks very Christmas cheery! :D But it is beautiful and the more I see of these Granny Squares Blocks the more tempted I am to try it out myself. Keep going girl!

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  6. I love the colours to. Don't think Christmas - think red tulips with long green leaves or poppies blowing in a field of long grass....

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  7. I love the colours of your quilt and the coasters are fabulous :o) I am just getting in to my sewing and aspire to be as good as you - great blog by the way

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  8. Gosh those quilty squares look so complicated. You do make me want to sew. I must get myself organised!

    xxx

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  9. Those squares look fantastic, I really wish I could sew as I love this stuff but me and a sewing machine would not be a good combination! x

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  10. I love the colours really fresh and clean. You've done such a good job and have made it look and sound easy which I'm sure it is not.

    I reckon you'll do very well with an easy shop well done you for getting motivated and creative.

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  11. I love the blocks and the colours, although I can see the Christmassy in them, but it doesn't scream it to me. Glad to hear they're not so red because of the wrist though ;) Hope it heals quickly!!

    S x

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  12. I love the blocks, I've always wanted to have a go at it but my sewing skills aren't up to scratch. The coasters look fab, love the fabric you've used. Good luck with the shop. Deb xxxxx

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  13. Hello there - my first visit to your beautiful blog. Those coasters are so pretty, i really like the fabric. NCT nearly new sales are great aren't they? Such good bargains. I'll be helping at the one in Leeds in March! x

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  14. Fabulous blocks Ashley!! They're coming along brilliantly :D I'm just cutting out some 2.5" sqaures now, hehe. How are you finding it? I love the fabric you've used for those lovely coasters . xx

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  15. Hello, your blog ALWAYS makes me smile! Seeing Rose reminds me of when my two were toddlers, time passes so quickly, cherish every moment!
    I'm new to all this blogging, although I've been reading them for a few years, when I've worked out how to 'follow' I will join your blog! :)

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  16. Ooh what lovely makes! The quilt squares are just wonderful. Well done you :)

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  17. Your blocks look fab Ashley, not too Christmassy at all! Hope your wrist is ok - ouch indeed! Great to hear about your Etsy shop, I will keep a look out and I've 'liked' you on Facebook too xx

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  18. I think your NCT sale is a bit posher than the ones I get to go too, lucky you!! Actually, saying that, I got a Boden dress on the last go round! I love the kitchen 'applicance' material. How good are you to have whipped up this patchwork so easily and quickly! You are inspiring me to drag out some crafting this evening!

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  19. Isn't there a simple way to first make a strip set, and then cut into 2.5" squares?

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