I received my Endless Summer pattern on Tuesday from Quilt Taffy which was marvellous, since it gives me plenty of time to get this month’s Le Petite project completed.  It was my birthday on Friday last week [unfortunately the day of the Earthquake 🙁 ], it was also a public holiday on Monday here in South Australia, so I had a long weekend.  I pretty much got sent to craft heaven for my birthday. My mum had ordered, (and I already received), the Lecien Basics Fat Quarters I need for the Vignette Mystery Quilt, she also ordered the Sweet Broderie Fat Quarters and the Cosmo threads, they were posted on the 10th March and should arrive in Australia soon from the States.

Lecien Basics for Vignette

Lecien Basics for Vignette

A close family friend got me a voucher at Spotlight (my local craft department store), which I got the supplies I needed for the Sleepy Sheep Cot Quilt I am going to make for my niece, some stash fabric, a container to store embroidery floss and a yoyo maker. My cousin and his wife slipped some cash into a card, which went toward a free motion quilting class I am attending in June with Rachel Denneny at Patchwork by Sea (my local patchwork store). My brother ordered this for me from Quilt Fabric Delights (another local quilt store)

Pieces of Me by Janelle Wind

Pieces of Me by Janelle Wind

He also ordered 5-10-15+ Fat Quarters by Leanne Stauffer and Elisa Sims Albury and The Practical Guide to Patchwork:  New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker by Elizabeth Hartman, they will be delivered later as were ordered from sellers abroad; and he got me a gift voucher for The Fat Quarter Shop which will also be delivered later.  I was waiting to get paid (today) so that I could take advantage of the 20% off offer at the Fat Quarter Shop detailed in this post (also still time for you to sign up for a giveaway!) at Spun Sugar Quilts, but then I got an email about a sale at Pink Chalk Fabrics last night, with some crazy specials on fabric I adore, so I got myself 7 yards in total, including 10 Fat Quarters from Chrysalis, 2 yards of 2 different Sweet Broderie Fabrics and half yards on some other yummies.

So soon Mr Postman, will be bringing me 2 new books, 7 yards of fabric and a gift voucher so I can buy even more fabric! It will feel like my birthday for ages 😀

Erm, so yeah I was supposed to be talking about Endless Summer?! after getting the pattern on Tuesday I decided that I would use my Sugar Pop charm packs (I was saving them for a Moda Bakeshop project, but will buy some others for that project instead.) and cut them out.  I had to have some medical tests done on Tuesday, the line to get them done was horrendous and I wandered over to my local Janome dealer centre I had never been in there and didn’t even realise that they sold fabrics! My little niece (who is 20 months old) loves Spot and reads Spot books before bedtime most nights with either her mum or dad.  She knows all the books by heart already but isn’t able to say Spot properly, so in our house his name is Fot. So when I saw this Fot’s Favourite Colours Panel in the Janome store I just had to buy it!

"Fot's" Favourite Colours Panel

"Fot's" Favourite Colours(sic) Panel

I will be cutting it up and making a little fabric book.

Oh yeah.. Endless Summer, so I cut all the bits out, I am always surprised at how teeny the piles of pieces look for Le Petite Projects, it never looks enough for a project even at a small size. Here are the pieces cut out (without the background and sashing fabric)

Sugar Pop Charm Squares by Liz Scott for Moda cut for Endless Summer pattern by Pam Buda

Sugar Pop Charm Squares by Liz Scott for Moda cut for Endless Summer pattern by Pam Buda

I assumed I would start piecing when I got home from work on Wednesday but I was again a bit flat and spent the night in front of the telly in bed (I did make my very first hexie flower but I am going to unpick part of it, so will show and tell about that another day).  Instead I started sewing Endless Summer tonight.  I did all the half square triangles and started on my first star block, then I ran out of bobbin thread (and patience) after realising that I was going to need a bit more brain power than I have left in reserve for the day to continue.  So I put it aside and will continue over the weekend, when I have all my faculties at my disposal.

Bits of the first Endless Summer Star Block waiting to be put together

Bits of the first Endless Summer Star Block waiting to be put together