Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.

March 19, 2009

My creative space

I am joining in again with Thursday's lovely My Creative Space at Kootoyoo.

Clockwise from top left:

  • Red-themed fabric from a lovely mix pack put together by Leni & Rose

  • Audrey and Maude's beautiful Two Square quilt pattern

  • Completed blocks

  • Tools of the trade - Clover quilt pencil, rotary cutter and 1/4" machine presser foot

  • Treats from a very kind blog friend, Ellieboo
After a false start or two, I've begun work on my very first quilt.

My original plan was to make a large - very large - comfy picnic rug to use for family outings. However, I think I frightened myself off with the sheer scale of the task. Being prone to a bit of haphazard, saw-toothed cutting and crazy, swerving seams, I kept imagining the worst (despite some gentle encouragement from this talented quilter ). Honestly, just think of the size of the mess I could create with 32 fat quarters! So I never even got as far as cutting the pieces for a block.

Then last week, I saw Audrey and Maude's attractive Two Square pattern, at the show. Suddenly it made sense to start on a smaller project and find my feet. So this week, I surveyed the well-written instructions, took a deep breath, cut up some fabric and stitched bits together.

There. Done. And there lo' ... were some finished blocks. It was not half as tricky as I was expecting. Its was ... fun. So this evening I am back for more. Blocks and chocolate (Galaxy Minstrels, pictured above) - the perfect combination!

Thank you very much Kirsty for hosting My Creative Space. Its great fun seeing what everyone is doing. To see who else is showing their creative space (or to join in), head over here.


  1. Oh lovely! Your block look fantastic!

  2. See - it wasn't so hard after all! I love the fabric combo - some of my favourites are in there, including the choccie!

  3. I just love the colours that you have chosen for the quilt. Good on you for giving it a try. I know you will be so happy with the result. This is my favourite pattern - it's the one I do most of the time. (thanks for your kind words about the pattern too)

  4. Red it is. And what isn't better with chocolate?

  5. The finished blocks look great. Happy quilting!
    (and I love your blog headed - very sweet)

  6. Your completed blocks are lovely! The way you've put the patterns together is really nice. Do you know the name of the red and black one that looks like peacock feathers? I love it!

  7. Love the fabric you are using on your quilt!

  8. Wow, the colours are just perfect for this time of the year - I am glad that you are having fun with it.

  9. Hi Liesl, I have just made a bit of a mistake on my blog. A girl called Melinda left a comment on a giveaway I was having and when I clicked on her profile you blog came up as Blogs I Like to Read. I clicked through and automatically thought it was her blog!!!! Dah! It helps to read all the detail you know.
    So I mistakenly said that winner was Melinda from Hoppo Bumpo.

    Sorry for the confusion. I can send you a little package too if you would like!

  10. It's looking fabulous!

    Miss Leni & Rose has a knack for putting fabrics together I reckon. I've never seen a combination of hers I didn't like.


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