Saturday, January 18, 2014

Koala Kuteness

A Koala Bear pattern coming soon ...

I love putting a block together, and then stepping out of the room for a minute.  When I return to the block , I am  amazed at how pretty and full of life the completed  block has become.  Those  same fabrics , laying flat in a pile, just don't come close to looking as great as the finished block does.

Kristy, of Quiet Play blog, has designed two new sets of paper pieced patterns.  They are Australian Animals and Woodland Animals block . { Awww.  They are all so cute!}  A few of the delightful blocks are already available singly, in her Craftsy shop.   New patterns will be added  , to gradually make up a stellar set 10 inch block patterns.
Aussie Critters  patterns by  Kristy at Quiet Play

Woodland critters patterns by Kristy  of Quiet Play

Guess which pattern I got to test ? It is from the Aussie animals...  Yep,  that "kute koala bear."

Koala Bear    design  by Kristy at Quiet Play     made by Susie's Sunroom

Size:  10 inches unfinished
Cuteness factor:   hugable!

I know these blocks would make  fun and delightful nursury quilts , wallhangings, and pillows.  So keep watching Kristy's blog for  all of the newest patterns .

Speaking of fun, here are two fun winter swaps!!
     First:                     Celebrate The Olympics Mug Rug Swap  

Amanda,  The Patchsmith, and Michele,  Quilting Gallery, have announced this year's mug rug swap!  Amanda has designed two special patterns to swap with a secret partner.  The mug rug patterns are: Winter Dove and Russian Doll ! These are such beautiful patterns, with Amanda's  clear and precise directions.    Each person creates these 2 mug rugs, to swap with  their assigned partner, in secret.  There is a flickr group where you can  see  little peeks of mug rugs being worked on .  Your partner might be from the other side of the world!   What a fun way to make a new quilty friend!
 You can sign up until Jan. 21 st ... click here..... over at Quilting Gallery blog.

The second  :

The  Skinny Pincushion Swap!   at  Amy Made That!

Amy,  of Amy Made That! blog, is hosting this cute pincushion swap.  
                                            Here's her description of this swap:

A Skinny Pincushion is easy to make.
You can add some assorted goodies just for fun,
then send it off to a happy new friend...
and wait for your OWN Skinny Pincushion to arrive
from another swappy friend!

Some of you may be asking , "what is a skinny pincushion?"   It's a fun, skinny,  and EASY- to -make  pincushion, that many of us made in the monthly Across The Pond Sew Along , last October. You  get the pattern, which is FREE,  ... here.... designed by Green Bee Designs .

Some skinny pincushions  in the October 213 Across The Pond Sew Along  .  See  our flickr group to see who made each one!

Hop on over to Amy Made That! for all of the details to sign up!  The swap registration will close on January 31, 2014 at midnight.

Linking  up at:    Paper Piecing Party @  Quiet Play  and  Sew Cute Tuesday@ Blossom Heart Quilts
I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. Awwwww...that koala bear is just sew darling!!! I love the fabrics you picked - you are a paper-piecing pro!!!
    Thanks for putting out the word about the swaps, too...the more, the merrier!

  2. That Kirsty is so darn clever - as are you to make her wonderful designs look so cute and lovely.

  3. I love how your koala turned out! Thanks so much for testing it for me Susie!!

  4. Your koala looks fantastic - perfect fabric choices!

  5. The Koala is cuteness personified! I love the fabric choice for the nose especially. Nice job :)

  6. Oh the koala is the sweetest! I've just started doing the little deer ... I like seeing them come "alive" too :) Thanks for the info on the swaps :)


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