A few people have emailed me saying they would like to make a balloon girl too. Unfortunately I wasn't the clever one who thought of this. I saw this on the Feeling Stitchy Flickr stream ages ago. It had suffolk puffs instead of balloons. At the time I recognised it as a Banksy image so I just googled Banksy balloon girl,
downloaded the image (this version is from Cheryl's blog An Embryo of Hope), printed it out the size I wanted, traced the outline and stitched away. I plan to stitch the girl with the heart balloon too.
I have searched the Feeling Stitchy Flickr group a few times to acknowledge the person who originally thought of the idea, but have not been able to find the image again, admittedly there are over 76,000 images now. Sometimes I make myself a cup of tea (or a gin and tonic, depending on the time of day) set the stream on Slideshow and sit and bathe in the inspiration.
FABULOUS FREE STUFFWith the weekend here it gives some of us a bit more time for sewing so I thought I'd share a few patchwork projects I've discovered while playing in blogworld.
A gorgeous colourful Starflower block from Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts. There is a brilliant tutorial and you must pop over to see the whole quilt.
A super cute patchwork bag tutorial over at A Quilting Life. Thanks so much Sherri.
A fabulous tutorial and template for this stunning Whirling Star block. Made by clever Faith at Fresh Lemon Quilts. Many thanks.