Ten Things on Thursday – 03


  1. I mailed 107 heart quilt blocks, and a whole quilt (thanks Moira!) off to Orlando, FL today for the #QuiltsForPulse campaign. A big Oi! Oi! Oi! to all my Aussie contributors. Thank you also to Kristy and Lacy for chipping in on the shipping–it was a three way split.
  2. I finished two quilt tops on the weekend! Granted, they’re smallish, but I’m taking it as a win.
  3. I completely missed Sunday Stash last week. Not because I didn’t have any new stash additions to show-off either. I actually had so many it put me in a drunken stupor and I passed out. I promise to return this Sunday!
  4. I’m pretty sure I’ve decided to do my City Sampler blocks in rainbow. This way I get to explore the totality of my stash.
  5. I realise my blogging has been sporadic lately. I’m allowing myself the time, and when I have more to say, you know I’ll say it.
  6. I just ate a whole Domino’s cheese pizza by myself. This type of activity is both highly recommended and completely discouraged.
  7. I started watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix this week. What a delightful, quirky, and heart-warming show!
  8. What are your thoughts on Hobb’s Heirloom batting? I recently bought two varieties, wool and cotton, and I’d love your experience before I put either in a quilt.
  9. So Instagram went and added “Stories” to their repertoire this week. Yeah, I don’t know either.
  10. I booked my first trip to Singapore, leaving in two-and-a-half weeks! Must see quilt shops?

9 Responses

  1. Jess says:

    I have done two quilts in Hobbs heirloom wool – the first one is fabulous and I don’t regret it. The second one was done last summer and ever since it was made, the wool fibers have been migrating out of the quilt. Not just at the seams, but they are literally coming through the fabric. I have little wool pill balls all over it and when I wash it, there’s a ridiculous amount of wool in the lint trap. I realize that I might have gotten a bad batt or something, but I’m heartbroken about my quilt and I won’t take that chance again with Hobbs wool.

  2. Mary ann says:

    I have one quilt done with wool batt but I haven’t gotten the binding on it yet so it’s not washed. It feels fabulous even without all the crinkly goodness. I have been adding less and less to my stash these days, a good thing trust me but I couldn’t resist a stack of the new Coton and Steel basics. They are such luscious colors. And I totally don’t get the stories thing with Instagram.

  3. Linda says:

    I have hand quilted a few quilts with wool. Both have been washed a few times. The wool needles like its butter. The drape and feel is luscious. And its warm and cuddly.

  4. Ros says:

    Gilmore Girls is the best binge watching there is! I love their rapid speech

  5. ali says:

    Lucky you going to Singapore. I used to live there and miss the place so much. Go to see Ira at Quilts n Calicoes upstairs in Tanglin Mall (top end of Orchard Rd) – she’s so cool and knows so much about quilting. Great shop and staff

  6. Anita C says:

    Yeah to # 7… I confess to own it all on dvd

  7. Kim says:

    There’s some good fabric shopping opportunities in Singapore. Last time I was passing through, I was only able to duck in to Malin Textiles, but found these two websites identifying future stops: http://www.japanesesewingbooks.com/2012/09/26/fabric-and-book-shopping-in-singapore-and-other-cute-japanese-stuff/. And: http://craftschmaft.com/2015/02/20/fabric-craft-shopping-in-singapore/

  8. Great list. #7 is a great one. I used Hobb’s batting and have no issues with it.

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