Thursday, March 27, 2014

Brit Sewing Thursday 27 March and Superior Giveaway

Just Sew Sue

Where has the week gone? I've spent most of it coughing away and feeling sorry for myself. I bet you won't feel sorry for yourself if you win the lovely giveaway from Superior Threads. The winner will receive  1 spool of King Tut, 1 spool of Bottom Line, a pack of 90/14 needles, and free shipping. Open to international entrants.
Whilst I had hoped to be clever and share a finished quilt, beautifully quilted with Superior Threads which I always use when I long arm a quilt, my machine is still not fixed, so I'll share with you my progress on the Quilty Fun sewalong. 

This week's block is the Bee block which in the original row along was the label on the reverse of the quilt. However this time it takes pride of place on the front of the quilt. I sewed this block a few weeks ago, but have now done the embroidery to finish the block.

Using the photo of the finished quilt, I added the borders we'd previously sewn to frame the bee block.
Lori told us to cut five strips of fabric ready for next week. This was enough information for me to put the rest of the quilt together. Lori has added a pieced border and a wide border of printed fabric. I don't need another large quilt so may see what fabric I have that might suit a smaller border.

If you would like to enter the draw for the threads and needles by Superior Threads:
* If you blog, please use the Inlinkz widget to link up to Brit Sewing Thursday and include the badge in your post. Then comment below
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I will draw a winner next Wednesday at noon BST. Did you notice that the needles are titianium? And they're top stitch 90/14 We were recommended many years ago to use Topstitch 90/14 needles for all of our piecing and quilting by visiting tutor Dawn Cameron Dick. Since then that's all I've used. I have heard good things about the titanium needles and would love the winner to let us know how they get on with the needles.
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Kathy H said...

I hope you are feeling better. Cute bee on your quilt. I follow you through google friends. I was wondering how well the titanium needles work.

GranChris said...

Love the bee. I need to buy this book. I follow you on BL. Stay well.

Ella and Nesta said...

Lovely Bee! Hope you are better now. I'm an old Bloglovin' follower. '

Jo Jo said...

I am still coughing away too, Sue! Might as well paint a red 'X' on my front door ;) Will do a blog post later today once I had deposited the kidlet at preschool!

the running hare said...

Hope you feel better soon Sue. What's happening with your longarm, are you still having timing problems?

QuiltCandy said...

I hope you feel better soon. Love the quilt, so bright and colourful and I love the embroidery. I'm a follower as you know!

SewLittleToSay said...

Lovely to see the finished quilt. I follow with Bloglovin.

Gill said...

I love your bee!
I follow with GFC

Jane said...

What you need is a bit of honey from that bee to soothe your throat!

Catrin Lewis said...

What a beautiful bee! I follow you via Bloglovin x

PK Sews said...

I hope that you are feeling better! Your bee is delightful! And so is the rest of your blog. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome thread. I follow via Bloglovin.